Book Reviews

Merci Suarez Changes Gears Book Poster Image
age 9+
Upbeat coming-of-age story explores culture, class, aging.
By Meg Medina
(2018)
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Unbelievably Boring Bart Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun story of the middle school trials of shy game designer.
By James Patterson, Duane Swierczynski
(2018)
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Nowhere Boy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Riveting friendship tale set against terror, refugee crisis.
By Katherine Marsh
(2018)
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Harbor Me Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Kids get safe space to tell their stories in moving tale.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2018)
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The Legend of Greg: Failures, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Middle Earth meets Chicago in wild magical Dwarf tale.
By Chris Rylander
(2018)
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All Summer Long Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Best friends battle summer blues in heartfelt graphic novel.
By Hope Larson
(2018)
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Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring stories of girls who made their mark on the world.
By Kate Schatz
(2018)
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Be Prepared Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Smart, funny account of summer camp discomfort.
By Vera Brosgol
(2018)
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Monday's Not Coming Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping thriller about a girl disappearing without a trace.
By Tiffany D. Jackson
(2018)
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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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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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Just Like Jackie Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Emotional tale of girl's struggle with her family history.
By Lindsey Stoddard
(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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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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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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