Book Reviews

The Lost Gift: A Christmas Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet holiday picture book promotes kindness, teamwork.
By Kallie George
(2016)
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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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My Sister Rosa Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting thriller about teen boy and psychopath kid sister.
By Justine Larbalestier
(2016)
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Home Sweet Motel: Welcome to Wonderland, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively mystery kicks off fun series about kitschy motel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(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 Sun Is Also a Star Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful and philosophical love story is deeply moving.
By Nicola Yoon
(2016)
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Full of Beans Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Plucky boy finds conscience, hope amid Great Depression.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2016)
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Dan and Phil Go Outside Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fans will love YouTubers' book about a show about a book.
By Dan Howell, Phil Lester
(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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Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl conquers middle school worries in fun graphic novel.
By Booki Vivat
(2016)
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Penguin's Christmas Wish Book Poster Image
age 4+
Penguin learns meaning of holiday in warm, snowy romp.
By Salina Yoon
(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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If You Give a Mouse a Brownie Book Poster Image
age 4+
Familiar formula still works in adorable mouse romp.
By Laura Numeroff
(2016)
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Lodestar: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Danger and magical creatures mix in thrilling volume.
By Shannon Messenger
(2016)
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What Light Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming, sweet, but bland holiday romance.
By Jay Asher
(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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Going Wild Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Superpowered series start has thrills, appealing characters.
By Lisa McMann
(2016)
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Middle School: Dog's Best Friend Book Poster Image
age 10+
Rafe starts dog-walking biz in funny, fast-paced tale.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2016)
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