Book Reviews

Abraham Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Powerful bio of Abraham Lincoln uses his own words.
By Frank Keating
(2017)
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Masterpiece Adventures: The Marvin & James Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
A beetle and a boy share a friendship in sweet stories.
By Elise Broach
(2015)
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Book Poster Image
age 16+
Unforgettable story of young boy forced to become a killer.
By Ishmael Beah
(2007)
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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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Spontaneous Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Wickedly funny, foul-mouthed look at love and loss.
By Aaron Starmer
(2016)
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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring bio of Supreme Court justice empowers girls.
By Debbie Levy
(2016)
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Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan Book Poster Image
age 6+
Document inspires vivid, moving portraits of slaves' lives.
By Ashley Bryan
(2016)
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Pasadena Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Edgy noir with violent sex, drugs best for mature teens.
By Sherri L. Smith
(2016)
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A Child of Books Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Stunning art marks celebration of kids' classic literature.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2016)
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Escape from Asylum: Asylum, Book 0.5 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Repetitive prequel best for longtime fans.
By Madeleine Roux
(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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Nate the Great Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Nate solves neighborhood mysteries in fun new-reader series.
By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
(2016)
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Capital Mysteries Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
White House kids solve mysteries, have fun around D.C.
By Ron Roy
(2009)
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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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Eerie Elementary Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Spooky tales of kids at a school that's alive and angry.
By Jack Chabert
(2014)
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Stella and the Night Sprites Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Magic glasses let girl see sparkly fairy world in fun tales.
By Sam Hay
(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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