Book Reviews

Featuring recent and popular reviews organized alphabetically by title!

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-A-
Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell, illus. Corinna Luyken
After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay
All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
The Anatomist’s Wife (Lady Darby Mystery #1) by Anna Lee Huber
Anne’s Alphabet (Inspired by Anne of Green Gables) by Kelly Hill
Anne Arrives (Anne Chapter Book #1) by Kallie George, illus. Abigail Halpin
Anne’s Kindred Spirits (Anne Chapter Book #2) by Kallie George, illus. Abigail Halpin
Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden
Asp of Ascension (Nefertari Hughes Mystery) by BR Myers
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

-B-
Babymoon by Hayley Barrett, illus. Juana Martinez-Neal
Bear is Awake! An Alphabet Story by Hannah E. Harrison
Before You Were Born by Deborah Kerbel, illus. Suzanne Del Rizzo
Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
Bera the One-Headed Troll by Eric Orchard
The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall
Beverly, Right Here (Three Rancheros #3) by Kate DiCamillo
Birthday by Meredith Russo
Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo Maclear & Julie Morstad
Blue Ethel by Jennifer Black Reinhardt
Booked by Kwame Alexander
The Book You’re Not Supposed to Have (Timmy Failure #5) by Stephan Pastis
Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley
A Boy Named Queen by Sara Cassidy
Breakout by Kate Messner
The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs by Kate Messner, illus. Matthew Forsythe

-C-
Camp (Click #2) by Kayla Miller
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand, illus. Sarah Watts
Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure by Camille Andros, illus. Brianne Farley
Charlotte the Scientist is Squished by Camille Andros, illus. Brianne Farley
A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers & Sam Winston
Circle (Shapes Trilogy #3) created by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
Click (Click #1) by Kayla Miller
The Clothesline by Orbie
Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert
The Current by Tim Johnston

-D-
Door by JiHyeon Lee
Do You Believe in Unicorns? by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Dr. Jo: How Sara Josephine Baker Saved the Lives of America’s Children by Monica Kulling, illus. Julianna Swaney
Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis

-E-
The End of the Road by Kari Rust

-F-
The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman
Fairy Science by Ashley Spires
A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O’Leary, illus. Qin Leng
The Flight of Swans by Sarah McGuire
For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama J. Lockington
Forever or a Day by Sarah Jacoby
Fox and Raccoon (Juniper Hollow) by Lesley-Anne Green
French Exit by Patrick deWitt
A Friend for Harry by Jenn Bailey, illus. Mika Song
From 1 to 10 by Mies van Hout

-G-
George Orwell’s Animal Farm: The Graphic Novel by Odyr
The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter
Giraffe and Bird Together Again by Rebecca Bender
Goodnight, Anne (Inspired by Anne of Green Gables) by Kallie George, illus. Geneviève Godbout
Great Job, Mom! by Holman Wang

-H-
The Happiest Tree: A Story of Growing Up by Hyeon-Ju Lee
Harry and Clare’s Amazing Staycation by Ted Staunton, illus. Mika Song
Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel
Here to Stay by Sara Farizan
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
Ho’onani: Hula Warrior by Heather Gale, illus. Mika Song
A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano, illus. Lane Smith
How to be a Hero by Florence Parry Heide, illus. Chuck Groenink
How to Walk an Ant by Cindy Derby
Hungry Jim By Laurel Snyder, illus. Chuck Groenink

-I-
If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle, illus. Cale Atkinson
I Hate My Cats (A Love Story) by Davide Calì, illus. Anna Pirolli
I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagán
Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise (Interrupting Chicken #2) by David Ezra Stein
It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas
It’s the End When I Say It’s the End (Timmy Failure #7) by Stephan Pastis
I Won’t Eat That by Christopher Silas Neal

-J-
Jon Klassen’s Hat Box (Featuring the Hat Trilogy)
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

-K-
Kabungo by Rolli
King Alice by Matthew Cordell

-L-
Land Shark by Beth Ferry, illus. Ben Mantle
A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa by Andrea D’Aquino
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
Little Bear’s Big House by Benjamin Chaud
Little Christmas Tree by Jessica Courtney-Tickle
Little Juniper Makes It BIG by Aidan Cassie
The Little World of Liz Climo by Liz Climo
Lola Dutch: When I Grow Up by Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright
The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
Lousiana’s Way Home (Three Rancheros #2) by Kate DiCamillo
Luis and Tabitha by Stephanie Campisi, illus. Hollie Mengert
Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian by Jacob Sager Weinstein, illus. Vera Brosgol

-M-
A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein by Linda Bailey, illus. Júlia Sardà
Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder by Kate DiCamillo, illus. Chris Van Dusen
Masters of Mischief (The Misadventures of Max Crumbly #3) by Rachel Renée Russell
Megabat (Megabat #1) by Anna Humphrey, illus. Kass Reich
Megabat and Fancy Cat (Megabat #2) by Anna Humphrey, illus. Kass Reich
Missing Mike by Shari Green
Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess by Janet Hill
Molly and the Bear by Bob Scott
Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary Winn Heider
Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins
My Heart by Corinna Luyken

N-
The Night Garden by Polly Horvath
Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Not Your Nest! by Gideon Sterer, illus. Andrea Tsurumi
Nutcracker Night by Mireille Messier, illus. Gabrielle Grimard

-O-
Ooko by Esme Shapiro
Otto and Pio by Marianne Dubuc
Our New Kittens by Theo Heras, illus. Alice Carter

-P-
Past Due for Murder (A Blue Ridge Library Mystery #3) by Victoria Gilbert
Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai
A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo, illus. Chris Van Dusen
The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung by Samantha R. Vamos, illus. Sebastià Serra
P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever by Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter, illus. Maria Tina Beddia
The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare (Princess in Black #6) by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illus. by LeUyen Pham
Princess Puffybottom…and Darryl by Susin Nielsen, illus. Olivia Chin Mueller
P.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks

-Q-
Queenie Quail Can’t Keep Up by Jane Whittingham, illus. Emma Pedersen

-R-
Rabbit and the Motorbike by Kate Hoefler, illus. Sarah Jacoby
Raymie Nightingale (Three Rancheros #1) by Kate DiCamillo
Reading Beauty by Deborah Underwood, illus. Meg Hunt
Red Riding Hood retold by Beatrix Potter, illus. Helen Oxenbury
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma
Ruby’s Sword by Jacqueline Véissid, illus. Paola Zakimi
The Ruinous Sweep by Tim Wynne-Jones
Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

-S-
Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms by Robert Paul Weston, illus. Misa Saburi
Saturday Is Swimming Day by Hyewon Yum
Sergeant Billy by Mireille Messier, illus. Kass Reich
Shelved Under Murder (A Blue Ridge Library Mystery #2) by Victoria Gilbert
She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lynn Fulton, illus. Felicita Sala
The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper, illus. Carson Ellis
Shout Out (Comics Anthology) Ed. Andrew Wheeler, Assist. Ed. Joamette Gil & BC Holmes
Sir Simon: Super Scarer by Cale Atkinson
Small World by Ishta Mercurio, illus. Jen Corace
Sometimes You Fly by Katherine Applegate, illus. Jennifer Black Reinhardt
Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, illus. Emily Carroll
The Specific Ocean by Kyo Maclear, illus. Katty Maurey
Stargazing by Jen Wang
A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel
The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray by E. Latimer
Summer Days, Starry Nights by Vikki VanSickle
The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding
The Summer We Saved the Bees by Robin Stevenson
Sun Dog by Deborah Kerbel, illus. Suzanne Del Rizzo
Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder, illus. Julie Morstad

-T-
Ta-Da! by Kathy Ellen Davis, illus. Kaylani Juanita
The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi
They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel
Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish According to Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld
This Is Sadie by Sara O’Leary, illus. Julie Morstad
Timmy Failure (Books 1, 2 & 3) by Stephan Pastis
The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library by Linda Bailey, illus. Victoria Jamieson
Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman, illus. Jay Fleck
Tomorrow Most Likely by Dave Eggers, illus. Lane Smith
To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
Triceratops Stomp by Karen Patkau
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

-U-
Unicorn on a Roll (Heavenly Nostrils #2) by Dana Simpson
Unicorns 101 by Cale Atkinson

-V-
The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean

-W-
Watching Traffic by Jane Ozkowski
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra
We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen
Weird Little Robots by Carolyn Crimi, illus. Corinna Luyken
What Cats Think by John Spray, illus. Mies Van Hout
What’s My Superpower? by Aviaq Johnston, illus. Tim Mack
When I Am Big by Maria Dek
When Santa Was a Baby by Linda Bailey, illus. Genevieve Godbout
The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear, illus. Chris Turnham
Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
The Worrier’s Guide to Life by Gemma Correll

-Y-
You Are New by Lucy Knisley
You Are the Everything by Karen Rivers
You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook

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