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Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful coming-of-age tale promotes friendship, activism.
By Celia C. Pérez
(2019)
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age 14+
Funny coming-of-age tale of self-esteem issues and bullies.
By Scott Brown
(2019)
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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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The Third Mushroom Book Poster Image
age 9+
Charming sequel reminds kids to be open to new experiences.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2018)
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Wishtree Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Moving, gentle friendship story tackles anti-Muslim bigotry.
By Katherine Applegate
(2017)
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Me and Marvin Gardens Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sensitive boy vs. subdivision, bullies in coming-of-age gem.
By Amy Sarig King
(2017)
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Fuzzy Mud Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gripping, taut eco-thriller a thoughtful, satisfying read.
By Louis Sachar
(2015)
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The Fourteenth Goldfish Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
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Tumble & Fall Book Poster Image
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age 13+
End-of-the-world story doesn't live up to its premise.
By Alexandra Coutts
(2013)
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