Book Reviews

The Science of Surfing: A Surfside Girls Guide to the Ocean Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sporty teen girls dive into ocean of fun and useful facts.
By Kim Dwinell
(2021)
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Darling Baby Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Gentle, colorful call to celebrate the small things.
By Maira Kalman
(2021)
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The Hidden Knife Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fantastic fantasy world, cool gargoyles, but rushed story.
By Melissa Marr
(2021)
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Curse of the Forgotten City: Emblem Island, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting high-seas magical, mythical adventure.
By Alex Aster
(2021)
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Midnight Train: Enchanter's Child, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Finale pulls into the station with adventure and heart.
By Angie Sage
(2021)
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The Octopus Escapes Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lively, colorful celebration of cleverness and homecoming.
By Maile Meloy
(2021)
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Thrive: The Overthrow, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Nonstop action and mayhem in alien-invasion finale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2021)
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Off to See the Sea Book Poster Image
age 2+
Charming bath time book shows the power of pretend.
By Nikki Grimes
(2021)
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All the Tides of Fate: All the Stars and Teeth, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Queen is unworthy of her cool magical world in finale.
By Adalyn Grace
(2021)
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Winterkeep: Graceling Realm, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fascinating fantasy high in discussion-worthy sex content.
By Kristin Cashore
(2021)
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Stella Díaz Dreams Big: Stella Díaz, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kind story teaches social skills, scheduling, some Spanish.
By Angela Dominguez
(2021)
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Stella Díaz Has Something to Say: Stella Díaz, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kindness helps bilingual girl with public speaking, friends.
By Angela Dominguez
(2019)
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Hatch: The Overthrow, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Half-alien teens fight back in violent, overstuffed sequel.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2020)
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Overground Railroad Book Poster Image
age 5+
Captivating story of a family's migration North to freedom.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome
(2020)
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Instant Karma Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Opposites attract and karma is served in cute teen romance.
By Marissa Meyer
(2020)
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The Little Mermaid Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fresh fairy tale twist focuses on friendship, not romance.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2020)
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A Whale of the Wild Book Poster Image
age 9+
Young orca must grow up fast in exciting nature story.
By Rosanne Parry
(2020)
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The Silver Arrow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sister and brother steer magic train in whimsical fantasy.
By Lev Grossman
(2020)
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Night of the Dragon: Shadow of the Fox, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Overstuffed finale has lots of blood, sacrifice, and heart.
By Julie Kagawa
(2020)
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Octopus Stew Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Octopus adventure celebrates imagination, Latinx culture.
By Eric Velásquez
(2019)
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