Book Reviews

Pahua and the Soul Stealer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great girl lead in creative, magical but violent epic.
By Lori M. Lee
(2021)
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The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet take on stress of picking the best Halloween costume.
By Jory John
(2021)
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In the Wild Light Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unforgettable story of friendship, loss, and new beginnings.
By Jeff Zentner
(2021)
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Dark and Shallow Shadows Book Poster Image
age 14+
Violent supernatural thriller set deep in a Louisiana bayou.
By Ginny Myers Sain
(2021)
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Willodeen Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Cheer-worthy fable of animals, friendship, ecosystems.
By Katherine Applegate
(2021)
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Hello (From Here) Book Poster Image
age 12+
Witty, sweet teen romance set in the early days of Covid.
By Chandler Baker, Wesley King
(2021)
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Take Me With You When You Go Book Poster Image
age 14+
Emotional novel-in-emails reveals siblings' abuse, growth.
By Jennifer Niven, David Levithan
(2021)
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Max Einstein: Saves the Future: Max Einstein, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast, fun, smart mystery is packed with adventure and heart.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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Black Boy Joy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming stories of Black boys by acclaimed Black authors.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2021)
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Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares: Paola Santiago, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Second spooky fantasy keeps chills and thrills coming.
By Tehlor Kay Mejia
(2021)
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Time for School, Little Blue Truck Book Poster Image
age 4+
Blue helps a friend in need in cheerful school tale.
By Alice Schertle
(2021)
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Boots: The League of Secret Heroes, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tweens fly planes, join superheroes in epic WWII battle.
By Kate Hannigan
(2021)
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The Girl from the Sea Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen falls for aquatic shape-shifter in swoony romance.
By Molly Knox Ostertag
(2021)
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Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band Book Poster Image
age 5+
Witty wordplay, lively barn animals mix in fun, jazzy tale.
By Kwame Alexander
(2011)
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Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume Book Poster Image
age 5+
Jazz-loving bird helps girl build confidence in funny tale.
By Kwame Alexander
(2020)
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Stowaway Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween and space pirates face perils in fast-moving epic.
By John David Anderson
(2021)
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Be Strong: Be Kind, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 3+
Uplifting picture book shows strength comes in many forms.
By Pat Zietlow Miller
(2021)
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The Champion: Contender, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Cade fights aliens galore in action-stuffed finale.
By Taran Matharu
(2021)
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Dead Wednesday Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Book about dead teens promotes exploration of empathy.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2021)
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Radha & Jai's Recipe for Romance Book Poster Image
age 13+
Light, Indian-dance-themed romance has positive messages.
By Nisha Sharma
(2021)
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