Book Reviews

Ronan Boyle Into the Strangeplace: Ronan Boyle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ronan aims to clear his parents of a crime in wacky romp.
By Thomas Lennon
(2021)
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Gilded Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Bold, at times gory reimagining of "Rumpelstiltskin."
By Marissa Meyer
(2021)
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Stuntboy, in the Meantime Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging, thoughtful story of changing family has great art.
By Jason Reynolds
(2021)
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The Splendor Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen braves creepy mind manipulators in perilous tale.
By Breeana Shields
(2021)
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Out of My Heart Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Triumphant camp tale of girl with cerebral palsy.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2021)
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Last Night at the Telegraph Club Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unforgettable queer love story set in 1950s San Francisco.
By Malinda Lo
(2021)
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Audrey L and Audrey W: Best Friends-ish Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging story focuses on kindness, managing insecurities.
By Carter Higgins
(2021)
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How Do We Live? Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Timeless classic about learning to live an honorable life.
By Genzaburō Yoshino
(2021)
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The Smart Cookie Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Charming read-aloud has messages about learning differences.
By Jory John
(2021)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny stuff for any kid who's ever been awful at a sport.
By Jeff Kinney
(2021)
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Aaron Slater, Illustrator Book Poster Image
age 4+
Engaging rhymes and fun images center on kid with dyslexia.
By Andrea Beaty
(2021)
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White Smoke Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teen uncovers town secrets in edgy horror story.
By Tiffany D. Jackson
(2021)
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Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance Book Poster Image
age 10+
Powerful poems celebrate a generation of Black women poets.
By Nikki Grimes
(2021)
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Frankie & Bug Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Fraught, funny, complex '80s tale of trans tween.
By Gayle Forman
(2021)
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The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ten mythology tales best for fans of the 10 authors' series.
By Rick Riordan, Carlos Hernandez, Roshani Chokshi, J. C. Cervantes, Yoon Ha Lee, Kwame Mbalia, Rebecca Roanhorse, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Sarwat Chadda, Graci Kim
(2021)
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Daughter of the Deep Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting undersea adventure has diverse cast, cool tech.
By Rick Riordan
(2021)
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Squad Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Violent teen-werewolf tale has girl power, iffy messages.
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall
(2021)
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A Tale of Sorcery: A Tale of Magic, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fairies and fire demons vs. villains in wild page-turner.
By Chris Colfer
(2021)
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Cazadora: Wolves of No World, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Series builds momentum with pursuit of 1st female werewolf.
By Romina Garber
(2021)
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The Last Cuentista Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl preserves history on new planet in fresh sci-fi twist.
By Donna Barba Higuera
(2021)
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