Book Review: Zatanna and the House of Secrets

Tweet Zatanna would love to be a magician, like her dad. Then maybe things wouldn’t be so difficult with the kids at school, who don’t think she’s cool enough to hang around with. One fateful day several things happen in … Continue reading

Book Review: Diana: Princess of the Amazons by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

Tweet Before she became Wonder Woman, Diana was a young princess on her hidden isle, longing for someone to play with. Her mother and the other Amazons were always so busy training, that they didn’t have much time to pay … Continue reading

Book Review: Green Lantern Legacy by Minh Lê and Andie Tong

Tweet Tai lives with his parents and grandmother in the apartment above the family store, which seems to be getting vandalized more and more often. Tai’s family thinks about selling out, to avoid the violence. But a strange thing happens … Continue reading

Book Review: A Girl, A Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon by Karen Romano Young

Tweet Pearl has grown up in the Lancaster Avenue branch of the New York City Library, where her mom is a librarian. But with circulation down and a crumbling building that’s expensive to fix, she’s worried that she won’t have … Continue reading

Book Review: Insect Superpowers by Kate Messner

Tweet Insect Superpowers: 18 Real Bugs That Smash, Zap, Hypnotize, Sting, and Devour! by Kate Messner is a great book to feed any kid’s budding interest in science. Jillian Nickell’s illustrations show in graphics how these often tiny creatures repel … Continue reading

Book Review: The Disaster Days by Rebecca Behrens

Tweet Hannah Steele is a little nervous when she agrees to babysit her neighbor’s two school-age children. It’s only her second time babysitting, and all the adults she knows will be off the remote island where they live near Seattle. … Continue reading

Book Review: Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot

Tweet Dinah Lance has a loud voice. She uses it when she’s mad, or excited, or worried. Her boisterous ways serve her well in the band she’s in with her two best friends. But it causes trouble other times, like … Continue reading

Book Review: The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid by Kirk Scroggs

Tweet Russell isn’t like the other kids at Houma Bayou Middle School. For one thing, he’s green. And his hair is like duckweed. Plus, he’s got webbed toes and a carrot growing from his finger. As a baby, he was … Continue reading

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