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Our Lil' B.I.T. (Before It's Trendy) Program is Changing Hands's legion of tween reviewers, casting judgment on books before they're released. Reviewers aged 8-12 get access to advance reading copies of middle-grade releases, and in return write brief recommendations for the books they love. Their recommendations are showcased in the children's sections, on event displays, and here on our website. Interested in becoming a part of this elite crew? Click here for more info.
The Revenge of Magic Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481485777
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Published: Aladdin - March 5th, 2019

The kids in this book face tough hardships, but they are driven to make things right with magic. The author focuses on a boy who is seeking to avenge his father. The storytelling and suspense in this story make you not want to close the book. Overall, this book is a good read for all kids. -Noah, 10

New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: HarperCollins - February 5th, 2019

This is one of the best graphic novels I’ve read this year! This book teaches kids that the color of your skin really doesn't matter. As much as I enjoyed this book, it really taught me a lesson about racism from a unique point of view. My favorite part of this book is the personality of each character, especially Andy. I recommend this book for teens who are looking for a book that will grow them and teach them. -Lola, 12

Eventown Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062689801
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 12th, 2019

EVENTOWN is the story you are looking for. This book follows a set of twins who are finding their differences fin a perfect town. I couldn't put this book down, the writing was so amazing! Haydu has an amazing ability to put herself in the perspective of a young girl who feels different from the rest. I loved everything about this book, from the setting of EVENTOWN to the wonderful friends the girls meet during the time of this book. -Lola, 12

To Night Owl From Dogfish Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525553236
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Published: Dial Books - February 12th, 2019

This is an amazing book about true friendship. This story is about two gay dads who fall in love and force their unwilling daughters to go camping together. Their daughters both have different personalities, Bett loves the outdoors and is very adventurous, and Avery is bookish and fearful of everything. This book showed that having a friend can push you to climb to new heights. Just as the girls create a bond, their dads break up. Through each and every obstacle Bett and Avery face in this book, they work together and show the reader what friendship truly is. -Lola, 12

Dragon Pearl Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368013352
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 15th, 2019

DRAGON PEARL takes us on an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure. Min is a young girl trying to clear her brother's name from false accusations. As we travel along we see the lifestyles of the people on the different cities and planets. As the story unfolds we see that people are hiding many things from one another. I enjoyed this book so much I read it in a day. DRAGON PEARL is a work of art that I recommend to anyone who likes stories of action, adventure and secrets. -Regann, 13

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