Book Reviews

A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Classic carol brims with Spanish words, Mexican traditions.
By Pat Mora
(2009)
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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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Lu: Track, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Heartfelt ending to award-winning series on sports and life.
By Jason Reynolds
(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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The Magic Misfits, The Second Story: Magic Misfits, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Focus on family, friendship holds wild adventure together.
By Neil Patrick Harris
(2018)
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A Big Mooncake for Little Star Book Poster Image
age 3+
Girl sneaks nibbles, mooncake wanes in cozy bedtime charmer.
By Grace Lin
(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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Five Feet Apart Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sweet love story of sick teens who aren't allowed to touch.
By Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis
(2018)
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Twilight of the Elves: The Adventurers Guild, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy sequel fueled by action, humor, zombie elves.
By Zack Loran Clark, Nick Eliopulos
(2018)
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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow: Nevermoor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Charming fantasy of misfit girl casts a magical spell.
By Jessica Townsend
(2018)
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Shadow of the Fox Book Poster Image
age 13+
Samurai, demons, Japanese folklore; very cool, kind of gory.
By Julie Kagawa
(2018)
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A Winter's Promise: The Mirror Visitor Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent world-building, but fantasy saga starts slow.
By Christelle Dabos
(2018)
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Merry Christmas, Little Elliot Book Poster Image
age 4+
Elliot and Mouse bring a lonely girl cheer in warm tale.
By Mike Curato
(2018)
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Ellie, Engineer: The Next Level Book Poster Image
age 8+
STEM-loving kids break down stereotypes in fun, funny book.
By Jackson Pearce
(2018)
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More Than a Princess Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced adventure of princess who breaks the mold.
By E.D. Baker
(2018)
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Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix:  Rise of the Empress, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting fantasy sequel is less dark, more adventurous.
By Julie C. Dao
(2018)
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