Book Reviews

The Battle of Hackham Heath: Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More excitement and battle violence as series hits stride.
By John Flanagan
(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 Diabolic Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Deadly female bodyguard stars in smart, surprising sci-fi.
By S.J. Kincaid
(2016)
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Swarm: Zeroes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Superior superhero saga levels up with new complications.
By Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
(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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Du Iz Tak? Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Bugs speak gibberish and marvel at nature in joyous book.
By Carson Ellis
(2016)
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Dork Diaries 11: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Same mean-girl formula, but great for reluctant readers.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(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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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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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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Girl in Pieces Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen heals from loss and self-harm in gritty, gripping tale.
By Kathleen Glasgow
(2016)
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The Secret Keepers Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slow-building, clever mystery with invisibility and traps.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2016)
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Stealing Snow Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark "Snow Queen" reboot will thrill fantasy fans.
By Danielle Paige
(2016)
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Gertie's Leap to Greatness Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spunky 5th-grader learns life lessons in warmhearted tale.
By Kate Beasley
(2016)
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Riding Chance Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Horse helps city boy heal in moving self-discovery tale.
By Christine Kendall
(2016)
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Penguin Problems Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Cold, cranky penguin looks on the dark side in funny book.
By Jory John
(2016)
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Something in Between Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen romance inspires empathy for immigrants.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2016)
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The Female of the Species Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful, dark, violent story of teen girl set on vengeance.
By Mindy McGinnis
(2016)
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When the Moon Was Ours Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lush and lyrical story explores identity, love, and magic.
By Anna-Marie McLemore
(2016)
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Coat of Many Colors Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lyrics of inspirational Dolly Parton song address bullying.
By Dolly Parton
(2016)
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