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All in a Day by Chihiro Takeuchi

All in a Day by Chihiro Takeuchi. Berbay Books, c2022, 2023. 9781922610546 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  By combining a look-and-find format with … Continue reading

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Sneaky Shadows by S C Manchild, illustrated by Sam Caldwell

Sneaky Shadows by S C Manchild, illustrated by Sam Caldwell. Berbay Books, c2020, 2022. 9781922610454 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  A guessing game … Continue reading

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Camp Creepy by Kiersten White

Camp Creepy (Sinister Summer: Book Three) by Kiersten White. Delacorte Press, 2023. 9780593379127 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy/adventure/mystery What did you like about the book?  Have you been longing for … Continue reading

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Meet Five Marvel Super Heroes by Marvel Press Book Group

Meet Five Marvel Super Heroes (World of Reading Level 1) by Marvel Press Book Group. Marvel Press, 2022. 9781368073677 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback graphic novel Genre:  Early reader What did you … Continue reading

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Belittled Women by Amanda Sellet

Belittled Women by Amanda Sellet. Clarion Books, HarperCollins, 2022. 9780358567356 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  A promising premise: In New Concord, Kansas, … Continue reading

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Missing Dead Girls by Sara Walters

Missing Dead Girls by Sara Walters. SourceBooks Fire, 2023. 9781728234137 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback Genre:  Thriller What did you like about the book? Sara Walters is a young writer but it … Continue reading

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City of the Dead (City Spies 4) by James Ponti

City Spies: City of the Dead by James Ponti. Aladdin, 2023. 9781665911573  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Action/Adventure What did you like about the book? City Spies are at it again … Continue reading

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Nubby by Dan Richards, illustrated by Shanda McCloskey

Nubby by Dan Richards, illustrated by Shanda McCloskey. Alfred A. Knopf, 2023. 9780593381090  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Nubby is a stuffed rabbit … Continue reading

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Calling the Wind by Trudy Ludwig,  illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi

Calling the Wind: A Story of Healing and Hope by Trudy Ludwig,  illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi. Alfred A. Knopf, 2022. 9780593426401 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like … Continue reading

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Welsh Monsters & Mythical Beasts by C.C.J. Ellis

Welsh Monsters & Mythical Beasts: A Guide to the Legendary Creatures from Celtic-Welsh Myth and Legend by C.C.J. Ellis. Eye of Newt Books, c2019, 2021. 9781777081775 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover What … Continue reading

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