Book Reviews

Ratpunzel: Hamster Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous princess does the rescuing in fun graphic novel.
By Ursula Vernon
(2016)
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My Sister Rosa Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting thriller about teen boy and psychopath kid sister.
By Justine Larbalestier
(2016)
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The Biggest Smallest Christmas Present Book Poster Image
age 3+
Teensy girl gets jumbo presents in charming Christmas story.
By Harriet Muncaster
(2016)
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The Sun Is Also a Star Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful and philosophical love story is deeply moving.
By Nicola Yoon
(2016)
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Skunked!: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Laughs, science in new Callie series for younger readers.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2016)
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Full of Beans Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Plucky boy finds conscience, hope amid Great Depression.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2016)
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Finding Perfect Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hopeful story of likeable tween's struggle with OCD.
By Elly Swartz
(2016)
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Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl conquers middle school worries in fun graphic novel.
By Booki Vivat
(2016)
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Penguin's Christmas Wish Book Poster Image
age 4+
Penguin learns meaning of holiday in warm, snowy romp.
By Salina Yoon
(2016)
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Lodestar: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Danger and magical creatures mix in thrilling volume.
By Shannon Messenger
(2016)
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Shame the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Historical romance leans to soap-opera-style melodrama.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2016)
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What Light Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming, sweet, but bland holiday romance.
By Jay Asher
(2016)
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Holding Up the Universe Book Poster Image
age 14+
Insightful, inspiring romance full of surprises.
By Jennifer Niven
(2016)
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Going Wild Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Superpowered series start has thrills, appealing characters.
By Lisa McMann
(2016)
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Middle School: Dog's Best Friend Book Poster Image
age 10+
Rafe starts dog-walking biz in funny, fast-paced tale.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2016)
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The Bossier Baby Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Bossy new sibling arrives in howlingly funny sequel.
By Marla Frazee
(2016)
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Aerie:  Magonia Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Slightly darker fantasy sequel ramps up the tension.
By Maria Dahvana Headley
(2016)
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Rudas: Niño's Horrendous Hermanitas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Niño tangles with his baby sisters in boisterous sequel.
By Yuyi Morales
(2016)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Book Poster Image
age 8+
Halloween-themed 11th book a fun way to discuss kid scares.
By Jeff Kinney
(2016)
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When the Sea Turned to Silver Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rich folklore-fantasy blend makes a great read-aloud.
By Grace Lin
(2016)
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