Book Reviews

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine Book Poster Image
age 8+
Found Mark Twain fairy tale made vibrantly new and classic.
By Mark Twain, Philip C. Stead
(2017)
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Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes:  Frazzled, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
More middle-school anxiety in funny graphic novel.
By Booki Vivat
(2017)
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Wishtree Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Moving, gentle friendship story tackles anti-Muslim bigotry.
By Katherine Applegate
(2017)
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Nerdy Birdy Tweets Book Poster Image
age 4+
Screen-addicted bird ignores real-life pal in funny story.
By Aaron Reynolds
(2017)
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Wicked Like a Wildfire Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magical twins chase a family curse in absorbing fantasy.
By Lana Popovic
(2017)
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Spinning Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Frank, sensitive coming-of-age tale of young lesbian skater.
By Tillie Walden
(2017)
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The Assassin's Curse: Blackthorn Key, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teen heroes spy on court of Louis XIV in gripping volume.
By Kevin Sands
(2017)
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Patina: Track, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl learns teamwork on track, at home in engaging sequel.
By Jason Reynolds
(2017)
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The Exact Location of Home Book Poster Image
age 8+
Moving story of boy losing his home and finding resilience.
By Kate Messner
(2017)
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Swing It, Sunny Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Funny, affecting graphic novel shows power of positivity.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2017)
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Neighborhood Girls Book Poster Image
age 14+
Interesting but uneven look at the power of cliques.
By Jessie Ann Foley
(2017)
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Shadowhouse Fall: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling fantasy gets into race issues of spirits, police.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2017)
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The Empty Grave: Lockwood & Co., Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Rousing finale to scary ghost series sure to satisfy fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2017)
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The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princesses team up to fight sneaky monster in funny romp.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2017)
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Nothing Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Funny, irreverent look at everyday teen dramas.
By Annie Barrows
(2017)
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Laugh Out Loud Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tale of boy publisher aims high, falls short; best for fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2017)
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What's Going on Down There? A Boy's Guide to Growing Up Book Poster Image
age 9+
Modern update improves empowering sex ed classic.
By Karen Gravelle
(2017)
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All's Faire in Middle School Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun graphic novel about Ren Faire girl has great messages.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2017)
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The Dazzling Heights:  The Thousandth Floor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling, character-driven mystery among wealthy teens.
By Katharine McGee
(2017)
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The Authentics Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartwarming story of teen's search for her true identity.
By Abdi Nazemian
(2017)
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