Book Reviews

Aerie:  Magonia Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Slightly darker fantasy sequel ramps up the tension.
By Maria Dahvana Headley
(2016)
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Rudas: Niño's Horrendous Hermanitas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Niño tangles with his baby sisters in boisterous sequel.
By Yuyi Morales
(2016)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Book Poster Image
age 8+
Halloween-themed 11th book a fun way to discuss kid scares.
By Jeff Kinney
(2016)
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The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Retold classics provide origin story for blockbuster series.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
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The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade: The Last Kids on Earth, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel plays doomsday for laughs.
By Max Brallier
(2016)
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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Quirky supergirl brings fun back to comic books.
By Ryan North
(2015)
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The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creative take on quest tale marred by hurried storytelling.
By Wade Albert White
(2016)
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Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poetic account of legendary gathering of jazz greats.
By Roxane Orgill
(2016)
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The Way Things Work Now Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating look at the things that power our world.
By David Macaulay
(2016)
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When the Sea Turned to Silver Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rich folklore-fantasy blend makes a great read-aloud.
By Grace Lin
(2016)
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Girl in Pieces Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen heals from loss and self-harm in gritty, gripping tale.
By Kathleen Glasgow
(2016)
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Impyrium Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic, magical fantasy like a "Game of Thrones" for tweens.
By Henry H. Neff
(2016)
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Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun, charming look at civil rights leader's childhood.
By Jabari Asim
(2016)
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How to Hang a Witch Book Poster Image
age 12+
Creepy thriller blends witch trials with high school drama.
By Adriana Mather
(2016)
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Spy Ski School Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Crushes, jealousy cut in on spy action on ski slopes.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2016)
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The Secret Keepers Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slow-building, clever mystery with invisibility and traps.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2016)
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Stealing Snow Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark "Snow Queen" reboot will thrill fantasy fans.
By Danielle Paige
(2016)
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Nanette's Baguette Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kid-size dilemma turns hilarious with silly rhymes.
By Mo Willems
(2016)
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Gertie's Leap to Greatness Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spunky 5th-grader learns life lessons in warmhearted tale.
By Kate Beasley
(2016)
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Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure Book Poster Image
age 8+
Reboot of classic series preserves original's charm.
By Ann M. Martin, Annie Parnell
(2016)
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