Book Reviews

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 Lost Rainforest: Mez's Magic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed but scattered tale of magic talking animals.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2018)
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Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting history of women winning voting rights.
By Susan Zimet
(2018)
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Before I Let Go Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen investigates friend's death in spine-tingling mystery.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(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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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fab art and cool new world as time periods collide.
By Armand Baltazar
(2017)
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Everless Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Absorbing fantasy of blood ties and a race against time.
By Sara Holland
(2018)
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A Sky Full of Stars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting conclusion to teen's saga in 1955 Mississippi.
By Linda Williams Jackson
(2018)
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The Closest I've Come Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing, realistic, hopeful tale of teen in the projects.
By Fred Aceves
(2017)
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Kat and Meg Conquer the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Quirky friendship tale fosters empathy.
By Anna Priemaza
(2017)
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Beasts Made of Night Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting, intricately detailed, Africa-influenced fantasy.
By Tochi Onyebuchi
(2017)
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Kids Like Us Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Stirring, romantic story of autistic boy's first love soars.
By Hilary Reyl
(2017)
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The Magic Misfits, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced, fun adventure about kid magician finding home.
By Neil Patrick Harris
(2017)
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The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids aim to foil villain's plans in quirky retro romp.
By Nicholas Gannon
(2017)
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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns:  Rise of the Empress, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Vivid dark-fantasy series off to a compelling start.
By Julie C. Dao
(2017)
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Renegades Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Slow start, but much intrigue in supervillain/hero tale.
By Marissa Meyer
(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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Whichwood Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Lush, dark fantasy has magical teens, ghosts, the undead.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2017)
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The Empress: The Diabolic, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Twisty space opera ups the intensity in middle volume.
By S.J. Kincaid
(2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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