Book Reviews

Dragons and Marshmallows: Zoey and Sassafras, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Girl solves fun mystery with science, magic, and her cat.
By Asia Citro
(2017)
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Equally violent prequel shows notorious dictator as a teen.
By Suzanne Collins
(2020)
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Kitty Book Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Girl with cat-like superpowers has fun, daring adventures.
By Paula Harrison
(2019)
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Verona Comics Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teens from feuding families fall in love in dramatic novel.
By Jennifer Dugan
(2020)
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The Kingdom of Back Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mozart's sister steps up in witty historical fantasy.
By Marie Lu
(2020)
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Beginners Welcome Book Poster Image
age 9+
Well-intentioned story of sixth-grader grieving dad's death.
By Cindy Baldwin
(2020)
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A Home for Goddesses and Dogs Book Poster Image
age 10+
Humor, inclusion, kindness in heart-filled tale of grief.
By Leslie Connor
(2020)
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Tomorrow I'll Be Kind Book Poster Image
age 3+
Book about kindness is beautiful but preachy.
By Jessica Hische
(2020)
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Notorious Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky tale of middle schooler, '30s gangsters, murdered dog.
By Gordon Korman
(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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Roar Like a Dandelion Book Poster Image
age 3+
Whimsical wordplay, wacky pictures in delightful ABC book.
By Ruth Krauss
(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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Anthem Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Ambitious story of teens' eye-opening road trip in 1969.
By Deborah Wiles
(2019)
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The Dog Who Lost His Bark Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused puppy learns to trust in perfect boy-and-dog tale.
By Eoin Colfer
(2019)
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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beautiful historical picture book has stunning art.
By Margarita Engle
(2019)
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Camp Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Cheery graphic novel shows camp routines, friend jealousy.
By Kayla Miller
(2019)
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All the Greys on Greene Street Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl copes with mom's depression in colorful '80s mystery.
By Laura Tucker
(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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Endling #2: The First Book Poster Image
age 8+
Friends battle extinction in heart-filled, thrilling sequel.
By Katherine Applegate
(2019)
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Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poetry and soulful pastel art bring musician to life.
By Kathleen Cornell Berman
(2019)
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