Book Reviews

Dactyl Hill Squad Book Poster Image
age 9+
Civil War-era kids ride dinos in New York in curious mashup.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2018)
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Galapagos Girl / Galapagueña Book Poster Image
age 4+
Colorful bilingual book about the Galápagos Islands.
By Marsha Diane Arnold
(2018)
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How Are You? / ¿Comó estás? Book Poster Image
age 2+
Simple, attractive bilingual book about making new friends.
By Angela Dominguez
(2018)
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Squirm Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Boy saves animals and his family in fun environmental tale.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2018)
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Two Dark Reigns: Three Dark Crowns, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Characters lack drive in third volume of triplet queen tale.
By Kendare Blake
(2018)
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Start Now! You Can Make a Difference Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspiring book cheers kids' efforts to make things better.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2018)
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Muse of Nightmares: Strange the Dreamer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Absorbing fantasy reckons with trauma's awful impact.
By Laini Taylor
(2018)
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The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy Book Poster Image
age 14+
Entertaining sequel has strong girl-power messages.
By Mackenzi Lee
(2018)
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A Parade of Elephants Book Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet, cozy counting book teaches basic preschool concepts.
By Kevin Henkes
(2018)
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The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compassionate graphic novel account of refugees' struggle.
By Don Brown
(2018)
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The Iron Flower: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dramatic, overlong sequel tackles prejudice thoughtfully.
By Laurie Forest
(2018)
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Nightblood: The Frostblood Saga, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lovers' quarrels stifle this dark fantasy finale.
By Elly Blake
(2018)
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Willa of the Wood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed, violent, absorbing, heartfelt fantasy.
By Robert Beatty
(2018)
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Guardians of the Taiga: Wild Rescuers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Minecraft wolf-girl heroine shines in exciting book debut.
By StacyPlays
(2018)
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Bat and the Waiting Game Book Poster Image
age 7+
Story of boy on the spectrum explores feelings, challenges.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2018)
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A Boy Called Bat Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Gentle tale of animal-loving boy on the autism spectrum.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2018)
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Elementals: Ice Wolves Book Poster Image
age 9+
Shapeshifting twins tale slow to wow; series has potential.
By Amie Kaufman
(2018)
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Ash Princess Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Torture, genocide make absorbing fantasy for mature teens.
By Laura Sebastian
(2018)
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Daughter of the Siren Queen: Daughter of the Pirate King, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Snarky, slashy pirate princess returns in gory revenge romp.
By Tricia Levenseller
(2018)
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Beast of Stone: Wing & Claw, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Animal series finale satisfies with many solid messages.
By Linda Sue Park
(2018)
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