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Where Is Everybody? by Remy Charlip

Where Is Everybody? by Remy Charlip, Enchanted Lion, c1957, 2022 (June). 9781592702831  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Picture book What did you like about the book? This book, first published in 1957, … Continue reading

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See You Soon by Mariame Kaba, illustrated by Bianca Diaz

           See You Soon by Mariame Kaba, illustrated by Bianca Diaz, Haymarket Books, 2021. 9781642590364 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Unfinished paperback galley Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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The Aquanaut by Dan Santat

The Aquanaut by Dan Santat, graphix/Scholastic, 2022.  9780545497619 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback graphic ARC (published March 1, 2022) Genre: Animal/Fantasy fiction What did you like about the book? Sophie’s Dad and … Continue reading

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Spy School: The Graphic Novel by Stuart Gibbs, illustrated by Anjan Sarkar

Spy School: The Graphic Novel by Stuart Gibbs, illustrated by Anjan Sarkar, Scholastic Graphix, 2022.  9781534455436 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Graphic Paperback ARC Genre: Mystery What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Good Eating: The (Short) Life of Krill by Matt Lilley, illustrated by Dan Tavis

Good Eating: The (Short) Life of Krill by Matt Lilley, illustrated by Dan Tavis, Tilbury House Publishers, 2022. 9780884488675  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book? Though … Continue reading

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Little Bird by Cynthia Voigt, illustrations by Lynne Rae Perkins

            Little Bird by Cynthia Voigt, illustrations by Lynne Rae Perkins, Greenwillow Books, 2020. 9780062996893 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Animal Fiction What did you like about the book? Little Bird … Continue reading

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Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert

            Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert, Balzer + Bray, 2021. 9780063056664  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Hardcover What did you like … Continue reading

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Born Behind Bars by Padma Venkatraman

Born Behind Bars by Padma Venkatraman, Nancy Paulsen Books, 2021.  9780593112472 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Nine-year-old Kabir was born in jail … Continue reading

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Clarice the Brave by Lisa McMann, illustrated by Antonio Caparo

Clarice the Brave by Lisa McMann, illustrated by Antonio Caparo, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2021. 9780593323373 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Animal Fantasy What did you like about the book? Clarice … Continue reading

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Dreams of Near and Far by Martin Widmark and Emilia Dziubak

            Dreams of Near and Far by Martin Widmark and Emilia Dziubak, Floris Books, 2021. 9781782507406 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Picture book What did you like about the book? Noah lived … Continue reading

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