Book Reviews

Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked Book Poster Image
age 8+
Plot and jokes forced but harmless in detective parody.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2013)
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Almost Super Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Superheroes vs. supervillains in super-funny tale.
By Marion Jensen
(2014)
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The Magician's Bird: A Tuckernuck Mystery, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
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The Initiation: Lock and Key, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful intro to a modern-day young Sherlock Holmes.
By Ridley Pearson
(2016)
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The Downward Spiral: Lock and Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moodier young Sherlock sequel is chock-full of secrets.
By Ridley Pearson
(2017)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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Hattie Big Sky Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
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Code: Virals, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
By Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
(2013)
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After Iris Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
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The Dumbest Idea Ever Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, affecting memoir of growing up crazy for comics.
By Jimmy Gownley
(2014)
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New Kid Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gripping sports story about a boy's struggle for identity.
By Tim Green
(2014)
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Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thoughtful memoir by basketball star and civil rights icon.
By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
(2017)
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Evil Spy School: Spy School, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ben is lured to the dark side in fun, action-packed sequel.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
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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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The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring memoir teaches kids to dream big.
By Sonia Sotomayor
(2019)
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This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality Book Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling, inspiring memoir of integrating Southern school.
By Jo Ann Allen Boyce, Debbie Levy
(2019)
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Foiled Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.
By Jane Yolen
(2010)
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Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality Book Poster Image
age 11+
Exploration of beauty and pageants delivers mixed message.
By Elizabeth Eulberg
(2013)
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Better Off Friends Book Poster Image
age 11+
Sweet, funny When Harry Met Sally romance for teens.
By Elizabeth Eulberg
(2014)
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Girl Online Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Overlooks online safety, but tweens will swoon for romance.
By Zoe Sugg
(2014)
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