Book Reviews

Naughty Mabel Sees It All Book Poster Image
age 4+
Diva dog needs glasses in story heavy on adult humor.
By Nathan Lane, Devlin Elliott
(2016)
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Kids of Appetite Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Layered misfits story explores grief, friendship, love.
By David Arnold
(2016)
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Crooked Kingdom: Six of Crows, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Another impossible mission, another mature, riveting read.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2016)
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The Best Man Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Witty, sweet story of boy figuring out school, family, love.
By Richard Peck
(2016)
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The Littlest Bigfoot: The Littlest Bigfoot, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Misfits find common ground, friendship in quirky fantasy.
By Jennifer Weiner
(2016)
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Otis and the Kittens Book Poster Image
age 4+
Brave, caring tractor saves kittens in exciting drama.
By Loren Long
(2016)
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Pasadena Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Edgy noir with violent sex, drugs best for mature teens.
By Sherri L. Smith
(2016)
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March: Book Three Book Poster Image
age 12+
Uplifting finale to terrific series reveals tragic violence.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2016)
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The Mighty Odds Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun, thoughtful mystery deals with superpowers, bullying.
By Amy Ignatow
(2016)
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The Thousandth Floor Book Poster Image
age 14+
Glamorous teens, drinking, drugs fuel compelling mystery.
By Katharine McGee
(2016)
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Hundred Percent Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Honest, heartrending look at tween friendships, identity.
By Karen Romano Young
(2016)
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The Bronze Key: Magisterium, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven magic-school threequel ends with jarring surprises.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2016)
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Mark of the Plague: Blackthorn Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teens fight plague, pursue murderers in thrilling sequel.
By Kevin Sands
(2016)
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A Child of Books Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Stunning art marks celebration of kids' classic literature.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2016)
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Furthermore Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Kids race to save imprisoned dad in magical adventure.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2016)
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Escape from Asylum: Asylum, Book 0.5 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Repetitive prequel best for longtime fans.
By Madeleine Roux
(2016)
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The Beauty of Darkness: The Remnant Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Strong characters make this overlong finale satisfying.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2016)
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Dog Man: Dog Man, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Riotous, silly fun with soft touch by Underpants creator.
By Dav Pilkey
(2016)
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Gemini Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Engaging story of conjoined twins dealing with teen drama.
By Sonya Mukherjee
(2016)
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A Torch Against the Night: An Ember in the Ashes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting fantasy sequel is a thought-provoking teen read.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2016)
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