Book Reviews

Construction Cat Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Mom cat leads construction crew in fun, fresh work tale.
By Barbara Odanaka
(2018)
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Saving Winslow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Gentle, moving story about loving bravely despite risk.
By Sharon Creech
(2018)
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Carmela Full of Wishes Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet, poignant story of young girl from immigrant family.
By Matt de la Peña
(2018)
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Grenade Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tense, gripping WWII drama has powerful cost-of-war message.
By Alan Gratz
(2018)
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Hey, Kiddo Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Big-hearted memoir of rocky childhood with addicted mom.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2018)
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What If It's Us Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Two boys fall for each other in cute queer teen romance.
By Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
(2018)
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Nate Expectations Book Poster Image
age 10+
Theater kid blossoms in new role in sweet homecoming tale.
By Tim Federle
(2018)
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Start Now! You Can Make a Difference Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspiring book cheers kids' efforts to make things better.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2018)
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Bridge of Clay Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Expansive, touching saga of Aussie family's losses, loves.
By Markus Zusak
(2018)
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Louisiana's Way Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Harrowing, heartfelt, funny tale of '70s Southern tween.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2018)
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You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brave but heavy-handed look at racism and deaf life.
By Alex Gino
(2018)
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The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princesses learn to be heroes in fun science fair romp.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2018)
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The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping true story of devout man who tried to stop Hitler.
By John Hendrix
(2018)
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Sea Prayer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Powerful, heartrending letter from refugee dad to his son.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2018)
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A Heart in a Body in the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Emotional story of girl's journey after tragedy.
By Deb Caletti
(2018)
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Imagine! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Wordless book celebrates art with magical trip to museum.
By Raúl Colón
(2018)
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What Can a Citizen Do? Book Poster Image
age 5+
Timely book on citizenship engages kids on their level.
By Dave Eggers
(2018)
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#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling story of how Parkland shooting inspired activism.
By David Hogg, Lauren Hogg
(2018)
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The Day War Came Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Poignant but haunting story of child refugee offers hope.
By Nicola Davies
(2018)
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We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring advice from diverse authors and illustrators.
By Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson
(2018)
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