Book Reviews

The Playbook: 52 Rules To Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life Book Poster Image
age 10+
Dynamic collection of inspiring quotes, lessons from sports.
By Kwame Alexander
(2017)
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XO, OX: A Love Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet, clear-eyed look at how honesty helps love grow.
By Adam Rex
(2017)
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Nowhere Near You Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sick pen pals move on and grow up in charming sequel.
By Leah Thomas
(2017)
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Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling account of early gridiron history.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2017)
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The Edge of Everything Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fantasy and real-world violence mix in soaring series start.
By Jeff Giles
(2017)
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Norse Mythology Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Gaiman makes myths compelling, accessible to modern readers.
By Neil Gaiman
(2017)
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A List of Cages Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Dark, moving foster-kid story shows power of friendship.
By Robin Roe
(2017)
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Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful true tale of mixed-race couple's fight for justice.
By Patricia Hruby Powell
(2017)
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In Plain Sight Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Playful, loving relationship shines in sweet grandpa tale.
By Richard Jackson
(2017)
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Freedom in Congo Square Book Poster Image
age 5+
Slaves' lives, jazz roots shown in stunning nonfiction book.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2016)
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Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History Book Poster Image
age 7+
Beautifully illustrated bio of abolition's greatest hero.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2017)
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Agent of Chaos: The X-Files Origins, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Series pictures Mulder as teen, captures essence of TV show.
By Kami Garcia
(2017)
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A Crack in the Sea Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unusual mix of history and fantasy makes an engrossing read.
By H. M. Bouwman
(2017)
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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Book Poster Image
age 6+
Exuberant bio celebrates artist who had success when young.
By Javaka Steptoe
(2016)
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I Am George Washington: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Cute, engaging bio applauds having the courage to be first.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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The Lost Property Office:  Section 13, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action, suspense fuel steampunk fantasy set in London.
By James R. Hannibal
(2016)
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Abraham Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Powerful bio of Abraham Lincoln uses his own words.
By Frank Keating
(2017)
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Word of Mouse Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Exciting, funny tale of blue mouse packs positive messages.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
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My Sister Rosa Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting thriller about teen boy and psychopath kid sister.
By Justine Larbalestier
(2016)
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Home Sweet Motel: Welcome to Wonderland, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively mystery kicks off fun series about kitschy motel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
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