Kids and Teen Books
In a book called Thornlight, in a city called the Vale, two twins named Thorn and Brier find themselves thrown into a twisted and chaotic plot of magic. Thorn and Brier, each running separate paths, seek help to stop a darkness from destroying the vale. Among this, a desperate young queen must realize that she must be sacrificed in order to stop the darkness and save the vale. - Persephone, guest reviewer (age 11)
In a world of Holy beings and the Navajo language, stories, and so much more, young Nathan goes to stay with his grandmother in her mobile home. While there, he finds an ancient water monster, (a holy being) on the verge of death. Nathan has now promised to help heal the water monster and he is aided by other holy beings that are from the ancient Navajo stories. He will face tough challenges, deep friendships, and the beautiful power of the holy beings."by Persephone (age 11, guest reviewer)
This book has strong emotion and has an entrancing story. I found this book absolutely amazing and know that for kids who love magic, adventure, and the quest to find your true self, this will be a great book. It teaches an important lesson that magic isn't the answer to everything and that people are better off without magic. This book will take readers on a wild adventure. Persephone, age 11
This book is great for kids who love mystery, bravery, and friendship. Two great kids in this book sacrifice themselves for two other friends. My favorite part is when Cooper and Jess mend fences and work together to solve a century old mystery. This book also teaches about a powerful, important feeling: forgiveness. This is a great book for ages 11 and up who love unsolved mysteries and friendship. -Persphone, age 11
Roar! Do you like dinosaurs? If you do, than do you want to learn some mind blowing, astonishing, and remarkable facts and information about dinosaurs? When you read this book, you will learn about evolution, the age before the dinosaurs, the dinosaur age, and even about how dinosaurs evolved into the birds we see today. This is a great book for people who love learning about the world's most mysterious and amazing creatures!
Mystery! Espionage! Detective work! This exceptionally clever and lively Victorian English-village murder mystery stars wickedly clever 12-year-old Myrtle and is the first in a series. Smart, with sophisticated vocabulary, a real treasure. Loved it so much I read the second one, How to Get Away with Myrtle! Ages 10-up. -Recommended by Robin
Little Bird is the smallest crow in her flock. When Our Luck (a gold chain) is stolen from the nest, she is determined to rescue it and her journey and what she encounters to find it changes her life. For readers of Charlotte’s Web or Babe. Ages 8-12. -Robin
This is a great book for readers who love ghosts and history! Chapters 19-21 just gave me chills. I had to keep reading! - Guest Reader Persephone, age 10
A Whale Of The Wild is a story of two whales (a sister and brother) who experience a tsunami and because of it basically everyone they know disappears. In order to take care of her younger brother, Vega has to learn to be strong. I enjoyed the book and would reccomend it; especially to animal lovers. -Guest Reader Will, age 11
I really enjoyed reading this book. I’m glad it’s a series so I can keep reading about Bea and Cad. I recommend it for those who like books about superheroes and sidekicks! A quick, fun read. Ages 8-12
-Guest Reviewer, Norah age 11
I really enjoyed reading this book. I’m glad it’s a series so I can keep reading about Bea and Cad. I recommend it for those who like books about superheroes and sidekicks! A quick, fun read.
-Guest Reviewer, Norah age 11
This is a great book for kids who love witches, magic, and the pathway to destiny. This is a must read and will sweep readers into the enchanted world of magic and witches! I loved it! Ages 9-12
-Guest Reviewer, Persephone, age 11
Four orphaned sisters are sent to live with an aunt, but discovered they must survive on their own. This is such a good, satisfying story from one of my favorite authors! Ages 9-12. - Robin
The last thing Badger wants is a roommate, and certainly not Skunk, but since the house does not belong to him he does not have a choice. Soon everything in Badger's quiet and ordered life studying rocks is turned upside down. And where on earth did all the chickens come from? Ages 7-10. - Robin
This may be a teen book but the clever characters and unique plot in this modern romance will charm audiences of all ages. While running a side hustle of dog walking to help fund his dreams of attending Columbia University, Henri meets a neigbor who challanges his already complicated life. Great setting that transports you to the bustle of New York City. -Beth
Senior Frank Lee has fallen in love, and its not with someone his parents will approve of --- a white girl. So he and another Korean girl fake a romance so they can each see their loves. A deeply moving account of love in its many forms. Excellent! -Robin
11 year old December has bee in foster care when she is placed with a woman who rehabilitates injured birds. December helps her prepare an injured red-tailed hawk to go back into the wild. An orphan story filled with hope and kindness. So-o good! -Robin
When your grandfather chooses to have his death announced by a singing clown telegram, you know the funeral is going to be something else, but a scavanger hunt for the deceased's ashes? Rion's family may be odd, but there's lots of love there as well in this offbeat, heartwarming book.
He's a gian cockroach with mostly human features, living a quiet life until a human girl and her little brother try to hide in his house. Non-stop action; dark and twisty but not too scary with a great ending.
Five cousins - members of a far-flung estranged, and highly disfunctional family - make their way together (sometimes without knowing it) for a momentous Easter dinner. But there's more to it than that: issues of race and class are the forefront of this excellent novel. Recommended for ages 16+. -Stephen
Louisiana and her granny are off on an adventure, until Louisiana is left alone, trying to find her own way home. Instead she finds new friends who take care of her and help her make new choices, choices that she never expected to have. With lots of adventure, humor, and heart, DiCamillo has written another lovely children's book that kids and adults will love! -Beth
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