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Kid Picks Book Reviews

Does your child or student love books and reading?  We’d love for them to write a review!  Like our Staff Picks, Kid Picks highlight and bring attention to a book we want others to read.  These are brief reviews--just a few sentences--that let kids share their favorite books with our customers.

Your child can fill out a special “Kid Pick” form that we’ll place on the shelf with the book.  Ask for one at the front desk the next time you're in the store!


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The Westing Game Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140386646
Availability: Get It In 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - June 1997

This is a clever puzzle of a story. It’s written for middle schoolers, but mystery lovers of any age will enjoy this quick read.  Raskin crafts an engaging but light-hearted mystery that readers can try to figure out as the story progresses.  Winner of the 1978 Newberry Medal!

- Claire (Kids Pick)

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ISBN: 9781627793902
Availability: Get It In 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 5th, 2016

This was a very funny and entertaining book. It was a quick, but enjoyable read!

- Maxine (Kids Pick)

This is a great read for older kids! It is funny, sad, and sometimes angry. My favorite character is Janey.

- Anna (Kids Pick)

This book is written by a local author. I feel as though it is so relateable.

-Hawa (Kids Pick)

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ISBN: 9780062310644
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - June 7th, 2016

This book is a thrilling novel that portrays a girl who was born with the wrong blood.

-Hawa (Kids Pick)

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ISBN: 9780062348685
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2016

Funny and very gay. 10/10

-Oliver (Kids Pick)

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ISBN: 9780399160301
Availability: Get It In 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - February 2nd, 2016

This was amazing! "Salt to the Sea" is a historical fiction about WWII. It revolves around one of the most tragic events in history. A true page turner that guaruntees laughter and tears. Everyone should read this book!

-Louise (Kids Pick)