Book Reviews

Ronan Boyle Into the Strangeplace: Ronan Boyle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ronan aims to clear his parents of a crime in wacky romp.
By Thomas Lennon
(2021)
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Gilded Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Bold, at times gory reimagining of "Rumpelstiltskin."
By Marissa Meyer
(2021)
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I Am Courage: A Book of Resilience Book Poster Image
age 5+
Uplifting book teaches mindfulness and facing your fears.
By Susan Verde
(2021)
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Stuntboy, in the Meantime Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging, thoughtful story of changing family has great art.
By Jason Reynolds
(2021)
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A Boy Called Christmas Book Poster Image
age 9+
Death, gore, peril, and pee in traumatic Santa origin story.
By Matt Haig
(2016)
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The Splendor Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen braves creepy mind manipulators in perilous tale.
By Breeana Shields
(2021)
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Out of My Heart Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Triumphant camp tale of girl with cerebral palsy.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2021)
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Last Night at the Telegraph Club Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unforgettable queer love story set in 1950s San Francisco.
By Malinda Lo
(2021)
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Playing the Cards You're Dealt Book Poster Image
age 9+
Boy faces his paternal legacy in heart-tugging tale.
By Varian Johnson
(2021)
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Parker Shines On: Another Extraordinary Moment Book Poster Image
age 4+
Parker returns in delightful story about self-expression.
By Jessica Curry
(2021)
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Audrey L and Audrey W: Best Friends-ish Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging story focuses on kindness, managing insecurities.
By Carter Higgins
(2021)
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How Do We Live? Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Timeless classic about learning to live an honorable life.
By Genzaburō Yoshino
(2021)
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The Smart Cookie Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Charming read-aloud has messages about learning differences.
By Jory John
(2021)
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Aaron Slater, Illustrator Book Poster Image
age 4+
Engaging rhymes and fun images center on kid with dyslexia.
By Andrea Beaty
(2021)
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Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen boys navigate new love in repetitive sequel.
By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2021)
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Frankie & Bug Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Fraught, funny, complex '80s tale of trans tween.
By Gayle Forman
(2021)
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We Light Up the Sky Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling teens drive genre-blending alien-invasion story.
By Lilliam Rivera
(2021)
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The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ten mythology tales best for fans of the 10 authors' series.
By Rick Riordan, Carlos Hernandez, Roshani Chokshi, J. C. Cervantes, Yoon Ha Lee, Kwame Mbalia, Rebecca Roanhorse, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Sarwat Chadda, Graci Kim
(2021)
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Daughter of the Deep Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting undersea adventure has diverse cast, cool tech.
By Rick Riordan
(2021)
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Squad Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Violent teen-werewolf tale has girl power, iffy messages.
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall
(2021)
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