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A New View

March 22, 2019

In the first 13 books of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, readers have gotten to know Greg Heffley, the hero and narrator. He’s a goofball who gets into trouble a lot. But the latest addition to the series…



Inspiration from Above

March 14, 2019

The Day the Universe Exploded My Head is a collection of poems and drawings that shed light on the mysteries of the solar system. It is a whimsical—but always factual—journey to outer space and back. The book was written…

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Out of This World

March 6, 2019

In Sal & Gabi Break the Universe, Gabi Reál has a mystery to solve: Who put a raw chicken in her friend’s locker? Gabi suspects the new kid in school, Sal Vidón. But as she investigates, Gabi discovers Sal’s big…

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All About Bots

February 20, 2019

When you think of robots, you may think of a machine with a human shape. But robotics takes many forms. Did you know the temperature inside your refrigerator is regulated by robotics? When you ride in an airplane, the pilot…

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Getting Even

February 13, 2019

At first, Eventown seems ideal. It’s a town filled with perfectly ripe blueberries, fast-growing rosebushes, and the world’s tastiest ice cream. It’s just the right place for Elodee and her family to move to when they’re looking for a fresh…

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In with the New

January 23, 2019

Graphic novelist JERRY CRAFT (pictured) has a lot in common with Jordan Banks. Jordan is the main character in Craft’s latest graphic novel, New Kid. In the story, Jordan is crazy about cartooning and wants to go to art school.…

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A Quest for Freedom

January 16, 2019

It’s the early 18th century, and 12-year-old Oliver Cromwell Pitts has been convicted of thievery and sentenced to seven years of forced labor. He is sent from England to the American colonies, where he is put to work by a…

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Befriending a Hero

January 10, 2019

The year is 1946. Gabriel, a 12-year-old white boy, lives in a small town in South Carolina. One day, Gabriel runs a red light on his bicycle and is nearly killed. He’s saved by a stranger named Meriwether, an African-American…

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The Fad Fight

January 3, 2019

Fidget spinners, slime, buttons—school fads catch on quickly, but are they always a good thing? The Friendship War, by ANDREW CLEMENTS, follows Grace and Ellie, who have been best friends for years. Suddenly, a button fad threatens to break up…

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TFK Kid Reporter Book Reviews: Part 3

December 20, 2018

Here, TFK Kid Reporters Josh Lee and Tiana Sirmans share their reviews of two kid-approved books that were published in 2018. This is the final post in a three-part series. Check for the rest of our end-of-year roundup. Title:…