Book Reviews

Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy: The Chronicles of Never After, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively fairy tale romp explores adoption, bullying, magic.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2020)
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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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Girl Giant and the Monkey King Book Poster Image
age 10+
Middle school girl uses trickster god's help in fun fantasy.
By Van Hoang
(2020)
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The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Middle schoolers uncover conspiracy in fun adventure.
By Sheela Chari
(2020)
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Pippa Park Raises Her Game Book Poster Image
age 10+
Charming middle-grade novel about friendship and identity.
By Erin Yun
(2020)
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King and the Dragonflies Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautifully told coming-of-age tale full of grief and hope.
By Kacen Callender
(2020)
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What Lane? Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Biracial 6th-grader torn between groups in sweet novel.
By Torrey Maldonado
(2020)
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Reader's Edition Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring true tale of invention packs heart and hope.
By William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
(2016)
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Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively, inspiring bio of famed U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
By Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik
(2017)
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Lifting As We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box Book Poster Image
age 10+
Powerful history of Black women fighting for the vote.
By Evette Dionne
(2020)
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Black Girl, White School: Thriving, Surviving, and "No, You Can't Touch My Hair" Book Poster Image
age 10+
Remarkable anthology brims with solidarity for Black girls.
By Olivia V. G. Clarke
(2020)
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How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brilliantly told and illustrated story of the epic moonshot.
By John Rocco
(2020)
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The Tower of Nero: The Trials of Apollo, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Apollo's exciting quest ends with help of quirky sidekicks.
By Rick Riordan
(2020)
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Becoming Muhammad Ali Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lyrical novel traces childhood, evolution of sports legend.
By Kwame Alexander, James Patterson
(2020)
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Premeditated Myrtle: Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively Victorian mystery with girl detective and governess.
By Elizabeth C. Bunce
(2020)
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Class Act: New Kid, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Eighth-graders navigate race, class in savvy graphic novel.
By Jerry Craft
(2020)
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Before the Ever After Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tween copes with father's illness in touching verse novel.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2020)
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The Warrior Challenge: 8 Quests for Boys to Grow Up with Kindness, Courage, and Grit Book Poster Image
age 10+
Practical advice for kids to be humans with integrity.
By John Beede
(2020)
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Thank You for Voting Young Readers' Edition: The Past, Present, and Future of Voting Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively fact-filled guide informs and inspires future voters.
By Erin Geiger Smith
(2020)
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The Lost Tribes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teens must win video game to save parents in clever sci-fi.
By C. Taylor-Butler
(2019)
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