Book Reviews

The Thing About Leftovers Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tween finds her footing in bittersweet post-divorce tale.
By C.C. Payne
(2016)
Towers Falling Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, sometimes harrowing story of learning about 9/11.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2016)
Journey to the Lights: Disney Frozen: Northern Lights Book Poster Image
age 6+
Upbeat "Frozen" spin-off is an easy chapter book for fans.
By Suzanne Franc
(2016)
Tru & Nelle Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming tale of writers' childhood friendship inspires.
By G. Neri
(2016)
A Clatter of Jars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky blend of magic, issues, recipes in summer camp tale.
By Lisa Graff
(2016)
The Girl I Used to Be Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen hunts for her parents' killer in page-turning mystery.
By April Henry
(2016)
Whisper to Me Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting mystery surrounds teen who hears voice in her head.
By Nick Lake
(2016)
Saving the Whole Wide World: Hilo, Book 2: Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien robot fights alien invasion in fun page-turner.
By Judd Winick
(2016)
Girl in the Blue Coat Book Poster Image
age 13+
Extraordinary tale of Dutch teens resisting the Nazis.
By Monica Hesse
(2016)
The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet story of geek boy desperately trying to get the girl.
By Sarvenaz Tash
(2016)
The Leaving Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fast-paced thriller seeks to solve mystery of missing teen.
By Tara Altebrando
(2016)
The Square Root of Summer Book Poster Image
age 14+
Physics and grief mix in sweet story of love and loss.
By Harriet Reuter Hapgood
(2016)
When Friendship Followed Me Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, heartwarming story of foster boy's serious loss.
By Paul Griffin
(2016)
Nobody Likes a Goblin Book Poster Image
age 4+
Outcast goblin proves courageous in mythic adventure.
By Ben Hatke
(2016)
Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties: Stick Cat, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet tale of kind cat is daffy fun for reluctant readers.
By Tom Watson
(2016)
The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet, wacky series start has strong values, scary moments.
By Tracey Hecht
(2016)
If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't! Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silliness reigns when determined girl drags piano to beach.
By Elise Parsley
(2016)
You Know Me Well Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sweet story of gay teens who become fast friends.
By Nina LaCour, David Levithan
(2016)
The Skeleth: The Nethergrim, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Pace and emotional depth increase in medieval fantasy.
By Matthew Jobin
(2016)
Outrun the Moon Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Chinese-American girl fights bias in compelling 1906 tale.
By Stacey Lee
(2016)

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