Reviews written by Olivia Farr, Assistant Blog Manager & Staff Reviewer

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January 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
compelling YA contemporary

FULL FLIGHT is a heartfelt, emotional, and lovely YA contemporary about love, loss, and the people who will always stay with us. Anna James was a latecomer to band, and she loves being a part of it all and playing her saxophone. A duet has come up for her as...

January 25, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
intriguing retelling

BRIGHT RUINED THINGS is an intriguing retelling of Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST. Mae lives on the mysterious island ruled over by Lord Prosper and his descendants. They have controlled all the spirits and harvested the powerful aether for their financial gain. The rest of the family lives away from the island...

January 23, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
cute Blue's Clues search for treasure!

BLUE'S PIRATE TREASURE! is a cute touch-and-feel board book that takes readers along on the hunt for Blue's pirate treasure. With lots of pirate puns, the friends search for Blue's clues to find where she has hidden her pirate treasure. Each page includes a small touchable item with a different...

January 23, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
sweet Valentine's Day read

LITTLE BLUE TRUCK'S VALENTINE is a sweet holiday read that follows Little Blue and friends on Valentine's Day. Little Blue Truck has made the perfect valentines for all his friends, and he spends his day giving them out to friends. As he heads home, he is sad that no one...

January 23, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
sweet celebration of bunnies!

HAPPY BUNNY DAY! is a sweet board book about having fun with friends. Daniel and his classmates get to spend a whole day with their class pet, Snowball. Therefore, this day is Happy Bunny Day, and the children plan to celebrate with dancing, eating yummy celery and carrots, enjoying bunny...

January 23, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
riveting YA dark fantasy

CASTLES IN THEIR BONES is a riveting and slow-building YA fantasy that follows triplets. Sophronia, Daphne, and Beatriz have just turned 16, princesses to the large kingdom of Bessemia, ruled by their mother, the Empress. Since birth, they have been trained in all the arts - military, political, seductive, and...

January 22, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Great Early Reader about Making Mistakes

BAKING DAY! is a delightful early reader about making mistakes and baking fun with friends. Daniel and Prince Wednesday are joining Baker Aker for the day to learn how to make Trolley cookies. As they work, they each find themselves making mistakes. As Baker Aker helps them to learn, mistakes...

January 22, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Fun, Halloween-themed Mystery Board Book

HALLOWEEN PARTY! is a fun Blue's Clues adventure. Join Blue, Joshua, and their friends as they get ready for Halloween - except Magenta does not have a costume yet! What can she be? Readers will follow along as they collect Blue's Clues to figure out a good costume for Magenta,...

January 22, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
delightful Stanley book at the library!

STANLEY'S LIBRARY is a delightful new picture book in the series about jobs featuring the preschool favorite, Stanley. Stanley has another busy day at the library. He begins by packing up some books and taking the mobile library to the park, where he finds and lends out the perfect...

January 22, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
interactive and delightful picture book

THERE'S A WITCH IN YOUR BOOK is a delightful, interactive picture book that pulls children into the story. The book begins with a witch in your book, who is making a mess. The book instructs children to wipe it off with their hand and turn the page, where it is...

January 22, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
intriguing YA thriller

THESE DEADLY GAMES is a high-octane YA thriller. Crystal and her best friends have a team for a video game with an upcoming tournament and a large monetary prize. Her life revolves around this contest and hopefully winning so that she can put the prize towards paying her mother's mortgage....

January 20, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
intriguing YA fantasy

FIRE BECOMES HER is an intriguing YA fantasy that sweeps the reader away to Candesce, a land that thrives on magic called flare. Flare can be used for warmth, light, and many necessary goods, but it can also be drunk to make fire magic and is lavishly used by the...

January 20, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
3.0
Kids Fiction
picture book about embracing yourself in all the ways you are

PRINCESS DINOSAUR is a rhyming picture book that challenges notions of single identities. Princess Dinosaur is not just one thing - but so many. She can be anything, and she loves to be loud and sometimes quiet, sometimes sweet and sometimes not. This is a reminder that you can be...

January 20, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
3.0
picture book of night-time sounds

IT'S SO QUIET is a book about trouble sleeping and all the sounds you can hear at night. A young mouse is feeling sleepless, thinking it is too quiet to sleep. Their mother tells them to just listen, and as they do, they hear a bullfrog, crickets, creaking doors, an...

January 20, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
exciting demolition day with construction vehicle friends

CONSTRUCTION SITE MISSION: DEMOLITION! is another exciting adventure with the construction site crew! This time, the trucks are assembling to demolish an old building so that something new may take its place. Each of the vehicles help to take down the building, sort the rubble, and then begin to rebuild...

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