Book Reviews

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Book Poster Image
age 8+
Math whiz gets out of comfort zone in smart, touching story.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2018)
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Middle School: From Hero to Zero: Middle School Series, Book 10 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lots of heart in funny tale of Rafe's class trip to London.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2018)
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Charlie & Frog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, educational mystery introduces kids to sign language.
By Karen Kane
(2018)
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Positively Izzy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teen girls connect in emotional graphic novel.
By Terri Libenson
(2018)
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The Lifters Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky fable promotes family, community, teamwork.
By Dave Eggers
(2018)
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Potions & Parameters: Secret Coders, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Hint of romance in funny, high-energy graphic novel.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2018)
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You Go First Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sweet, hopeful tale of friendship, family, and perseverance.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2018)
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Aru Shah and the End of Time: A Pandava Novel, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Flawed but fascinating modern spin on Indian mythology.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2018)
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Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
First stirrings of girl's same-sex crush gently handled.
By Ashley Herring Blake
(2018)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Book Poster Image
age 11+
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Riveting, poignant drama explores kindness, friendship.
By Leslie Connor
(2018)
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Supergifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Laughs mix with life lessons in strong middle school sequel.
By Gordon Korman
(2018)
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The First Rule of Punk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Creative Latina finds her voice and pride in spirited tale.
By Celia C. Pérez
(2016)
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Team BFF: Race to the Finish!: Girls Who Code, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun adventure about working as a team and crushing on a boy.
By Stacia Deutsch
(2017)
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The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, twisty caper about kid pickpockets in France.
By Colin Meloy
(2017)
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Greetings from Witness Protection! Book Poster Image
age 11+
Kicky tween thriller deals with themes of abandonment.
By Jake Burt
(2017)
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Dork Diaries 12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe Book Poster Image
age 9+
Crushes and middle school drama continue in popular series.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2017)
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EngiNerds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rogue robots, realistic friendships in smart series launch.
By Jarrett Lerner
(2017)
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The Period Book: A Girl's Guide to Growing Up Book Poster Image
age 8+
Very informative -- but limited -- sex ed book for girls.
By Karen Gravelle
(2017)
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The Way to Bea Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming, must-read story of friendship and self-acceptance.
By Kat Yeh
(2017)
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