Reviews written by Adrien Guerra, Staff Reviewer

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July 15, 2024
Overall rating
 
3.8
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
A Great Mindfulness Bedtime Book

Down the Sleepy River takes you along as the animals in the story are getting ready for bed. The book provides the reader with a mindful breathing exercise as you copy the animals. What I liked: The minute that I saw...

July 08, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
A Fun, Engaging, Colorful Book about a Bus

I Am La Chiva!: The Colorful Book of the Andes tells the story of a Columbian bus with an important job, bringing people into town to sell their goods at the local Mercado. Along the way they run into trouble yet thankfully they can resolve this issue using a collective...

July 08, 2024
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Middle Grade Fiction
A Fun Book about Being a Younger Sibling

Dear Brother follows sister who is the overlooked younger child in the family. Her brother gets all the recognition while doing very little work and everything he wants. Sister is happy to go along with this until it goes too far and he gets to choose the family pet. Brother...

July 01, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A engaging coming of age graphic novel

In Ready or Not, the main character, Cassie is a bit anxious about what comes after her senior year of high school. Cassie’s friends all have college plans that are about to take them across the globe therefore this is their last chance to make memories. Cassie plans to have...

June 26, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
A intriguing memoir about Blackness and Queerness

How the Boogeyman Became a Poet is a memoir that is told in verse. Tony tells his story from being a closeted Gay Black male in High School to becoming an openly Gay first-generation college student. Tony takes you through the struggles he battles with who he refers to as...

June 26, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
A Fascinating Sapphic Book

The No Girlfriend Rule follows Hollis as she tries to get closer to her boyfriend during their senior year by learning to play Secrets & Sorcery. There is only one problem though, Chris’s game has a “No Girlfriends at the Table” rule which makes it so that Hollis now needs...

June 17, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
A Informative Book about Citizenship

Free to Learn tells the story of Alfredo Lopez, an undocumented child, who is about to start second grade when suddenly he isn’t allowed to go to school with the other kids. The state of Texas had recently passed a law that made it so children were not allowed to...

June 12, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
A Informative and Intriguing Book about The Kohinoor Diamond

And Yet You Shine is the story of the Kohinoor Diamond, which is one of the most famous diamonds. This story tells the story of how it was stolen from India, fought over, and stolen again from the British colonizers who cut it down. This story is about how this...

June 10, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Sweet and fun book about grief and relationships

The Ghost of Us follows Cara, a ghost hunter, who would do anything to escape her small hometown. Her plan to do this is to find proof that the supernatural exists, and it is in searching for them she stumbles upon Aiden. Aiden is stuck in the afterlife looking after...

June 05, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.8
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
A colorful fun book about hope and optimism

Hope is a Rainbow is about things you may hope for and what it feels like when those wishes come true. It is about remaining hopeful even through bad times and the things that can come from remaining optimistic through everything. What I like:...

June 04, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.8
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
A Enjoyable Book about Dinosaurs

The Dinosaur in the Garden is a book written from a dinosaur's perspective. The dinosaur takes you back through history telling the story of what happened to the dinosaurs and then he realizes that a girl is exploring where he used to live. The story goes on with the dinosaur...

June 03, 2024
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
A engaging book about math and neurodivergence

Imagine Counting All the Stars follows Maddie as she longs to make a friend who enjoys math the way she does. All the other girls would rather play with dolls but Maddie would rather build shapes. It isn’t until Maddie’s dad invites the new girl, Priya, and her mother, that...

June 03, 2024
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Sweet and Fun book about independence

Carry Me! tells the story of Wilbur, who doesn’t want to do anything but be carried by his mother. As adults know quite well, Mothers tend to get tired so Wilbur’s mom takes his spot in the stroller the minute he gets up. Now Wilbur has to help get his...

June 03, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.8
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
A fun ride through the ocean on a submarine

Dream Submarine takes you on a journey through the ocean as animals get ready for bed with you. What I like: The colors in this book instantly grab your attention and are great for a younger audience. Children will love watching these animals get...

June 03, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
A Funny and Entertaining book about Colors and Emotions

In Red is Not Angry Blue is Not Sad Bear, Deer, and Squirrel are having a picnic and waiting for their friend, Fox, to arrive. He shows up wearing a blue shirt so chaos happens because of the assumption that he must be sad. Fox explains to his friends...

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