Book Reviews

Stella Diaz Never Gives Up Book Poster Image
age 6+
Girl becomes activist, navigates friendships in fun story.
By Angela Dominguez
(2020)
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Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard Book Poster Image
age 16+
Girl survives through smarts and magic in intense novel.
By Echo Brown
(2020)
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Going Down Home with Daddy Book Poster Image
age 6+
Beautiful book about a very special family reunion.
By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2020)
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The Testaments: The Handmaid's Tale, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brilliant, violent sequel is worthy of the orginal.
By Margaret Atwood
(2019)
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Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time Book Poster Image
age 6+
Touching tale explores perseverance, clean water access.
By Linda Sue Park
(2019)
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Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants: The Questioneers, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Scientific thinking saves the day in funny, kind adventure.
By Andrea Beaty
(2019)
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The Art of Losing Book Poster Image
age 16+
Authentic, realistic story of addiction, survival, sisters.
By Lizzy Mason
(2019)
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Dog Diaries: A Middle School Story Book Poster Image
age 6+
Rafe's dog tells bouncy tale in Middle School spin-off.
By James Patterson, Steven Butler
(2018)
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I Am Sonia Sotomayor: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Positive messages in engaging bio of Supreme Court justice.
By Brad Meltzer
(2018)
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Sadie Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw thriller about a brutal crime and teen seeking justice.
By Courtney Summers
(2018)
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Polly Diamond and the Magic Book Book Poster Image
age 6+
Girl learns words, family matter in fun, imaginative story.
By Alice Kuipers
(2018)
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Nice Try, Jane Sinner Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teen reinvents herself after suicide try in complex tale.
By Lianne Oelke
(2018)
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Love Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Gorgeous book about love shows family worry and pain, too.
By Matt de la Peña
(2018)
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A Different Pond Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Exquisitely tender family story of Vietnamese refugees.
By Bao Phi
(2017)
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Dory Dory Black Sheep: Dory Fantasmagory, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Dory faces reading difficulties in imaginative third romp.
By Abby Hanlon
(2016)
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The Poet's Dog Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Talking dog helps stranded kids in gentle book about grief.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2016)
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Judy Moody and the Bucket List Book Poster Image
age 6+
Laughs, lessons enrich tale of what to do before 4th grade.
By Megan McDonald
(2016)
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Journey to the Lights: Disney Frozen: Northern Lights Book Poster Image
age 6+
Upbeat "Frozen" spin-off is an easy chapter book for fans.
By Suzanne Francis
(2016)
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Stink Series Book Poster Image
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age 6+
This 7-year-old's antics will engage emerging readers.
By Megan McDonald
(2013)
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The Life of Ty Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kind boy faces change in family, friends in relatable tales.
By Lauren Myracle
(2014)
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