Book Reviews

School's First Day of School Book Poster Image
age 4+
Start-of-school story with clever twist helps soothe fears.
By Adam Rex
(2016)
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Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu: Princess Cupcake Jones, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Delightful responsibility tale avoids princess stereotypes.
By Ylleya Fields
(2013)
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The Novice: Summoner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens train with demons for battle in exciting series start.
By Taran Matharu
(2015)
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Return to the Isle of the Lost: Descendants, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun villain-kids romp packed with positive messages.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2016)
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Stampy's Lovely Book Book Poster Image
age 7+
Cheery but slight; best for Minecraft star's young fans.
By Joseph Garrett
(2016)
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It Ain't So Awful, Falafel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Relatable story of Iranian girl in U.S. who wants to fit in.
By Firoozeh Dumas
(2016)
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Places No One Knows Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark romantic fantasy traces opposites' self-discovery.
By Brenna Yovanoff
(2016)
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The Crown: The Selection, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fantasy-romance installment ramps up the palace intrigue.
By Kiera Cass
(2016)
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Monster & Son Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Monstrously funny -- and sweet -- book perfect for bedtime.
By David LaRochelle
(2016)
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The Shadow Queen: Ravenspire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic, dragons, and romance bolster mildly flawed fantasy.
By C. J. Redwine
(2016)
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Binge Book Poster Image
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age 14+
YouTuber's funny, frank memoir recalls casual sex, drinking.
By Tyler Oakley
(2015)
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The Haters Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Fun band road-trip story, but crass humor wears thin.
By Jesse Andrews
(2016)
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Our Great Big Backyard Book Poster Image
age 4+
National Parks help open girl to nature in cute family tale.
By Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Hager
(2016)
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The Last Star: The 5th Wave, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intense finale to alien-invasion saga is violent, upsetting.
By Rick Yancey
(2016)
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The Nameless City Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teens fight to save city in action-packed graphic novel.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2016)
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Royal Wedding Disaster: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun return to fluffy, popular princess series.
By Meg Cabot
(2016)
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A Court of Mist and Fury: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark faery romance sequel filled with sex, gore, magic.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2016)
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Demon Dentist Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Macabre, grisly tale mines Dahl, but with less charm.
By David Walliams
(2016)
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Mystery of the Map: Poptropica, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Nonstop action propels website spin-off.
By Jack Chabert
(2016)
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Wishing Day Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Whimsical tale of three sisters mixes magic, family mystery.
By Lauren Myracle
(2016)
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