Book Reviews

Mamá the Alien/Mamá la Extraterrestre Book Poster Image
age 4+
A fun, bilingual take on being a documented immigrant.
By René Colato Laínez
(2016)
Otter Goes to School Book Poster Image
age 4+
Otter plays teacher, gains confidence in reassuring tale.
By Sam Garton
(2016)
Galactic Hot Dogs, Book 1: Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Breathlessly busy space adventure is giddy fun.
By Max Brallier
(2016)
The Class Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Relatable look at different kids getting ready for school.
By Boni Ashburn
(2016)
Frank and Lucky Get Schooled Book Poster Image
age 4+
Playful intro to academic subjects via curious boy and pup.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2016)
Ms. Bixby's Last Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Remarkable story of three boys honoring spirited teacher.
By John David Anderson
(2016)
Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas Book Poster Image
age 7+
Compelling bio of African-American heart surgery developer.
By Gwendolyn Hooks
(2016)
Learning to Swear in America Book Poster Image
age 14+
Engaging blend of romance, sci-fi, and culture clash.
By Katie Kennedy
(2016)
Flying, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Cheerleader battles aliens in breezy action comedy.
By Carrie Jones
(2016)
Return Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Wondrous finale to fantastical wordless trilogy.
By Aaron Becker
(2016)
Saving the Whole Wide World: Hilo, Book 2: Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien robot fights alien invasion in fun page-turner.
By Judd Winick
(2016)
The League and the Lantern Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fact-paced thriller adds conspiracy to Abe Lincoln lore.
By Brian Wells
(2016)
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking story of four kids affected by 9/11.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2016)
The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet story of geek boy desperately trying to get the girl.
By Sarvenaz Tash
(2016)
Girl in the Blue Coat Book Poster Image
age 13+
Extraordinary tale of Dutch teens resisting the Nazis.
By Monica Hesse
(2016)
The Leaving Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fast-paced thriller seeks to solve mystery of missing teen.
By Tara Altebrando
(2016)
When Friendship Followed Me Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, heartwarming story of foster boy's serious loss.
By Paul Griffin
(2016)
With Any Luck, I'll Drive a Truck Book Poster Image
age 3+
Rhyming text and trucks galore make natural kid pleaser.
By David Friend
(2016)
Nobody Likes a Goblin Book Poster Image
age 4+
Outcast goblin proves courageous in mythic adventure.
By Ben Hatke
(2016)
The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun middle school adventure perfect for reluctant readers.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2016)

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