Book Reviews

The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, funny, lively guide urges girls to adventure.
By Caroline Paul
(2016)
Death Weavers: Five Kingdoms, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Meandering plot but much heroism in intriguing purgatory.
By Brandon Mull
(2016)
Twenty Yawns Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Cozy, colorful bedtime tale helps kids count.
By Jane Smiley
(2016)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice) Series Book Poster Image
age 17+
Dark, violent epic upends the usual fantasy clichés.
By George R.R. Martin
(1996)
Asking for It Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Haunting, harrowing story of rape, consent, blame, shame.
By Louise O'Neill
(2016)
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook Book Poster Image
age 9+
Warm, moving story of remarkable boy who calls prison home.
By Leslie Connor
(2016)
This Is Where the World Ends Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, compelling tale of obsessive friendship, rape, death.
By Amy Zhang
(2016)
Burn Baby Burn Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting coming-of-age tale set in dangerous summer of '77.
By Meg Medina
(2016)
Jacky Ha-Ha Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Warm, funny tale of middle school joker finding her groove.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
Into the Dim Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Girl visits 12th-century England in clever time-travel tale.
By Janet B. Taylor
(2016)
When Spring Comes Book Poster Image
age 3+
Gorgeous, poetic chronicle of spring's slow blossoming.
By Kevin Henkes
(2016)
A Study in Charlotte Book Poster Image
age 14+
Drugs, rape, murder in tense, edgy Holmes-Watson update.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(2016)
Rebel of the Sands Book Poster Image
age 12+
Wild West meets Arabian Nights in exciting fantasy kickoff.
By Alwyn Hamilton
(2016)
Half Lost: The Half Bad Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gory and too-quick ending for riveting witch series.
By Sally Green
(2016)
Counting Thyme Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)
Let's Play! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Artist charms with another engaging hands-on book.
By Hervé Tullet
(2016)
President Squid Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Silly underwater tale pokes fun at boastful wannabe leaders.
By Aaron Reynolds
(2016)
Sold Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unforgettable story of Nepali girl sold into prostitution.
By Patricia McCormick
(2006)
The First Time She Drowned Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful, gripping story of healing after abuse.
By Kerry Kletter
(2016)
Kill the Boy Band Book Poster Image
age 14+
Madcap whodunit has strong language, mature sex references.
By Goldy Moldavsky
(2016)

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