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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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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Tomatoes for Neela Book Poster Image
age 3+
Beautifully illustrated tale shows love of food and family.
By Padma Lakshmi
(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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The Downstairs Girl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Chinese American teen fights prejudice in witty 1890s tale.
By Stacey Lee
(2019)
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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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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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Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous Book Poster Image
age 13+
YouTube star disconnects in hilarious coming-of-age tale.
By Suzanne Park
(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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Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful book of photojournalism covers BLM's roots.
By Veronica Chambers
(2021)
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If the Shoe Fits: Meant to Be, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Cute romcom blends Cinderella story with reality TV.
By Julie Murphy
(2021)
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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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Willa of Dark Hollow: Willa of the Wood, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Intense, exciting companion to environmental fantasy.
By Robert Beatty
(2021)
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A Song of Frutas Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Poetic street vendor tale highlights connection to roots.
By Margarita Engle
(2021)
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