Book Reviews

Bookish and the Beast: Once Upon a Con, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Cute, modern but bland take on Beauty and the Beast.
By Ashley Poston
(2020)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rowley gets creative in funny Wimpy Kid spin-off tale.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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The Curse of the Night Witch: Emblem Island, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Promising fantasy world, but hasty storytelling.
By Alex Aster
(2020)
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Ruthless Gods: Something Dark and Holy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Thrilling, chilling sequel in Slavic gothic fantasy trilogy.
By Emily A. Duncan
(2020)
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The Chaos Curse: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Chaotic tale with solid message that diverse stories matter.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2020)
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Wicked as You Wish: A Hundred Names for Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Chaotic save-the-kingdom mashup tale with rampaging ogres.
By Rin Chupeco
(2020)
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Ralph S. Mouse Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lovely classics have adventure, empathy, a talking mouse.
By Beverly Cleary
(1965)
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Cursed Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fierce woman leads reimagined, violent Arthurian tale.
By Thomas Wheeler
(2019)
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Call Down the Hawk: The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thrilling, heartbreaking start to Raven Cycle spin-off.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2019)
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The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Deeply philosophical fantasy for mature teens and adults.
By Philip Pullman
(2019)
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Good Night, Little Blue Truck Book Poster Image
age 4+
Friends weather a storm together in reassuring bedtime tale.
By Alice Schertle
(2019)
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Three Cheers for Kid McGear! Book Poster Image
age 3+
New girl truck saves boy trucks in exciting rescue tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2019)
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Crown of Coral and Pearl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, well-paced royal fantasy marred by rushed ending.
By Mara Rutherford
(2019)
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Snow, Glass, Apples Book Poster Image
age 16+
Fairy tale favorite gets dark, violent, sexy makeover.
By Neil Gaiman
(2019)
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Lalani of the Distant Sea Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl goes on epic quest in Filipino folklore-inspired tale.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2019)
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The Miraculous Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Mysterious story struggles to deal with death and religion.
By Jess Redman
(2019)
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Cinderella Liberator Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fresh take on classic tale boosts being true, free self.
By Rebecca Solnit
(2019)
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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, magical adaptation matches the intensity of the movie.
By Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke
(2019)
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Bad Dad Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Gangsters, poop, lots of heart in zany British best-seller.
By David Walliams
(2019)
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So Many Sounds Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Fun exploration of everyday noises all around us.
By Tim McCanna
(2017)
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