Book Reviews

The Unteachables Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Triumph, life lessons fill hysterical middle school romp.
By Gordon Korman
(2019)
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Slayer Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Uneven series start picks up when Buffy TV series ends.
By Kiersten White
(2019)
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Dog Diaries: A Middle School Story Book Poster Image
age 6+
Rafe's dog tells bouncy tale in Middle School spin-off.
By James Patterson, Steven Butler
(2018)
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Dactyl Hill Squad Book Poster Image
age 9+
Civil War-era kids ride dinos in New York in curious mashup.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2018)
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The Crossroads Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Refugee kids find new life in nuanced, relatable sequel.
By Alexandra Diaz
(2018)
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Queen of Air and Darkness: The Dark Artifices, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Soap opera-like fantasy series has mature sexual content.
By Cassandra Clare
(2018)
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The Baby-Sitters Club Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, updated graphic novel version has deep layers.
By Raina Telgemeier, Gale Galligan, Ann M. Martin
(2015)
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Slow Burn:  The Anchor and Sophia, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing second installment ramps up the adventure.
By Tommy Wallach
(2018)
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Inkling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Live ink blob helps family cope with loss in touching tale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2018)
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I Am Sonia Sotomayor: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Positive messages in engaging bio of Supreme Court justice.
By Brad Meltzer
(2018)
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The Light Between Worlds Book Poster Image
age 13+
Heartfelt fantasy emphasizes emotion and magic.
By Laura E. Weymouth
(2018)
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Flashback: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Little is resolved in colossal teen-elf epic installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2018)
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The Season of Styx Malone Book Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming story of friendship and adventure.
By Kekla Magoon
(2018)
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Archenemies: Renegades, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sequel is slow to build, full of super-spy intrigue.
By Marissa Meyer
(2018)
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All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah Book Poster Image
age 3+
Little sister finds way to contribute in warm holiday story.
By Emily Jenkins
(2018)
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Love Like Sky Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving story of girl adjusting to being in blended family.
By Leslie C. Youngblood
(2018)
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Galapagos Girl / Galapagueña Book Poster Image
age 4+
Colorful bilingual book about the Galápagos Islands.
By Marsha Diane Arnold
(2018)
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Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy searches for dad, finds cultural roots in moving tale.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2018)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown Book Poster Image
age 8+
Epic neighborhood snowball fight perks up 13th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2018)
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The House in Poplar Wood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teens bond, match wits with Death in riveting tale.
By K.E. Ormsbee
(2018)
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