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

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May 19, 2022
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4.5
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4.0
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5.0
Kids Fiction
cute picture book about family and trying new things

VAMPIRE VACATION is a cute story about the fun of vacation, trying new things, and persuasion. Fang has always dreamed of going to the beach for vacation. However, his parents say that vampires should always vacation in Transylvania. Fang isn't ready to give in, and he comes up with some...

May 19, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
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5.0
Kids Fiction
intriguing wordless picture book

A DAY FOR SANDCASTLES is a clever picture book that captures a day at the beach for a family. The pictures are shown in comic book style with several panels on each page. 3 siblings are thrilled to go to the beach for the day, and they work on building...

May 19, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
enthralling YA fantasy

BRAVELY is an imaginative and enthralling YA fantasy that takes place several years after the end of Brave. Merida has completed her travels and returned home for the holidays, when she uncovers something dangerous - DunBroch is being threatened by the gods, specifically by Feradach, a being particularly concerned with...

May 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.5
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4.0
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5.0
charming picture book about kindness

A GOOD THING HAPPENED TODAY is an inspiring picture book about being kind and helping others. With rhyming and poetic text, the book suggests ways that people can and have made a difference. Some pages feature a particular city along with the text, such as a library made from old...

May 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
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5.0
charming picture book about community and problem-solving

BIG TRUCK, LITTLE ISLAND is a cute story of community and sharing. A big rig is carrying a heavy load when it slips off the road. While it is stuck, two cars come on each side and they are all stuck. The kids have somewhere to be, so the four...

May 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
picture book about making friends

EXTRA EZRA MAKES AN EXTRA-SPECIAL FRIEND is a cute picture book about making friends and being considerate. Ezra is a bit extra, and he loves to go above and beyond for the people he cares about. When a new girl named Jane comes to school, Ezra likes her style and...

May 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
lovely picture book about family connection

I'LL GO AND COME BACK is a lovely story of family and connection. Jyoti travels with her family to India, and once there, everything feels different and she misses home. That is when her grandmother helps to find activities for them to do together, making the time special. When she...

May 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
beautiful story of family

A beautiful board book celebrating families of all kinds, FAMILY EVER AFTER is a charming and rhyming read that is sure to delight young readers. Mo is wandering one day when he finds an egg. He tries to bring it to the birds, but they tell him it is not...

May 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
emotional read

THE GRAVITY OF MISSING THINGS is an emotional YA contemporary. Violet was the set designer for her high school play, and right before she goes to take a bow, she notices her mother is not yet in the audience. Her mother is a pilot for an international flight and was...

May 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
challenging and emotional YA book about child abuse

TRIGGER is a challenging and compulsively readable story of child abuse. Didi has been raised by her father to be the best at running, at chess, and at hunting. He cares little for her and puts his own needs first, leaving her without clothes that fit, food, or even a...

May 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
powerful and evocative post-apocalyptic read

ALL THAT'S LEFT IN THE WORLD is an engaging post-apocalyptic adventure about humanity, civilization, and survival. The world has basically ended with a new supervirus that has a 99.99% mortality rate, leaving a few people trying to survive. Andrew has been staying off the road - which seemed smart to...

May 10, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
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5.0
Kids Fiction
imaginative and lush picture book

MOST PERFECT YOU is a lovely story about embracing the things about yourself that are different. Irie comes down in the morning planning to wear a hat - she is sad that her hair doesn't look like the hair of the other girls in her class. Her mother tells her...

May 10, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
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5.0
Kids Fiction
engaging and educational read

ONLY ONE is an engaging story about the incredible planet we live on and what makes it so special. As they walk to a tree planting ceremony, a girl explains to her friends about the universe, our star, the solar system, and our planet, including its atmosphere, climates, and all...

May 10, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
charming graphic novel about friendship

TINY FOX AND GREAT BOAR: THERE is an adorable graphic novel about friendship, sharing, and working together. Tiny Fox loves to hang out under his apple tree. One day, Boar arrives, and Fox knows that now he will have to share everything. He is not sure how he feels about...

May 10, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Kids Nonfiction
educational and fun lift-the-flap book

WHO DUG THIS HOLE? is a cute and delightful board book about animals that dig holes. The book asks about who dug different holes with large flaps that lift to show the animal and explain why they dug this hole. For instance, when it asks who tunneled a hole in...

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