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Review: Fish Girl

May 17, 2017

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Fish Girl Written by Donna Jo Napoli & David Wiesner Illustrated by David Wiesner Clarion Books March 2017 192 pages Napoli and Wiesner team up for this graphic novel, which is a modern-day slant on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.” Fish Girl is the main attraction at Ocean Wonders. Not just any boardwalk aquarium, […]

Review: The Year of the Garden

May 2, 2017

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The Year of the Garden Written by Andrea Cheng Illustrated by Patrice Barton Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers April 2017 128 pages The Year of the Garden is a prequel to The Year of series by Andrea Cheng, who passed away in 2015. This episode establishes the friendship between Anna Wang and Laura […]

Review: Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel

January 25, 2017

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Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel Written by Charise Mericle Harper Illustrated by Ashley Spires Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers February 2017 128 pages June’s best friend is her dog Sammy because he talks to her — but only her — and they both enjoy on-the-ground disco dancing. Sammy and June are […]

Review: Clara Humble and the Not-So-Super Powers

January 16, 2017

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Clara Humble and the Not-So-Super Powers Written by Anna Humphrey Illustrated by Lisa Cinar Owlkids Books September 2016 224 pages Nine-year old Clara Humble has some amazing super powers. She’s the fastest sprinter on the Gledhill Elementary School track team. She creates an action-packed cartoon series featuring superhero @Cat and his nemesis Poodle Noodle. Her […]

Review: The Wizard’s Dog

December 7, 2016

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The Wizard’s Dog Written by Eric Kahn Gale Illustrated by Dave Phillips Crown Books for Young Readers January 2017 288 pages Nosewise is Merlin’s devoted canine companion with a case of separation anxiety. Though he is the wizard’s dog, it’s the apprentice Morgana who introduces him to magic. Quite by accident they discover that contact […]

Review: News of the World

September 20, 2016

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News of the World By Paulette Jiles William Morrow October 2016 224 pages In the post-Civil War era, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd is a 71-year old widower and veteran of three wars. Ever since he lost his printing business during the Civil War, he travels across north Texas making a meager living as a news […]

Review: The McVentures of Me, Morgan McFactoid

May 17, 2016

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The McVentures of Me, Morgan McFactoid Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow By Mark S. Waxman Sky Pony Press January 2016 192 pages Thirteen-year old Morgan McCracken is a dreamer and inventor who rattles off random fun facts when he’s nervous. So his sister Chloe nicknamed him Mister McFactoid. Morgan also has wild red hair and freckles […]