Book Reviews

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age 12+
Compelling tale of Muslim teen's dilemma informing for cops.
By Marina Budhos
(2016)
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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns:  Rise of the Empress, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Vivid dark-fantasy series off to a compelling start.
By Julie C. Dao
(2017)
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Piper Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dark, violent retelling of creepy legend has gorgeous art.
By Jay Asher, Jessica Freeburg
(2017)
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Whichwood Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Lush, dark fantasy has magical teens, ghosts, the undead.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2017)
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The Book of Dust, Book 1: La Belle Sauvage Book Poster Image
age 14+
Nail-biting start to trilogy in His Dark Materials world.
By Philip Pullman
(2017)
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A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White Book Poster Image
age 5+
Gentle bio of "Charlotte's Web" author is full of charm.
By Barbara Herkert
(2017)
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Out from Boneville: Bone, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Now-classic comics saga gets off to a rousing start.
By Jeff Smith
(2005)
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The Secret of Nightingale Wood Book Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful WWI family drama has feel of a classic.
By Lucy Strange
(2017)
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The Librarian of Auschwitz Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unforgettable story of a teen heroine of the Holocaust.
By Antonio Iturbe
(2017)
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Little Bigfoot, Big City: The Littlest Bigfoot, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tender, wise look at tested friendship amid paranormal plot.
By Jennifer Weiner
(2017)
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age 14+
Dose of fantasy adds to thoughtful coming-of-age tale.
By Patrick Ness
(2017)
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The Adventurers Guild Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids battle monsters in fun, heroic, action-packed saga.
By Zack Loran Clark, Nick Eliopulos
(2017)
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The Ship of the Dead: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Doomsday-thwarting excitement in a banana-yellow ship.
By Rick Riordan
(2017)
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Monster: Gone, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mutant mayhem gets a little repetitive in fast-paced sci-fi.
By Michael Grant
(2017)
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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Ghosts of Greenglass House Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engaging, spooky sequel has lots of charm and chills.
By Kate Milford
(2017)
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Mighty Jack and the Goblin King: Mighty Jack, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling end hints at more adventures for brave friends.
By Ben Hatke
(2017)
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Robinson Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Magical story and art take readers on island adventure.
By Peter Sis
(2017)
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Wonder Woman: Warbringer: DC Icons Series Book Poster Image
age 12+
Modern, diverse characters + super action = huge win.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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Shadowhouse Fall: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling fantasy gets into race issues of spirits, police.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2017)
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