Category Archives: School

Pack Your Bags, Maggie Diaz by Nina Moreno, illustrated by Courtney Lovett

Pack Your Bags, Maggie Diaz by Nina Moreno, illustrated by Courtney Lovett. Scholastic Press, 2023. 9781338818611 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC (publication date 5/2/23) Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about … Continue reading

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Anzu and the Art of Friendship by Moni Ritchie Hadley, illustrated by Nathalia Takeyama

Anzu and the Art of Friendship by Moni Ritchie Hadley, illustrated by Nathalia Takeyama. Albert Whitman & Company, 2023. 9780807561355 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback Genre:  Adventure What did you like about … Continue reading

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The First Thing About You by Chaz Hayden

The First Thing About You by Chaz Hayden. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536223118 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Fifteen-year-old Harris has just moved … Continue reading

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Shu Lin’s Grandpa by Matt Goodfellow,  illustrated by Yu Rong

Shu Lin’s Grandpa by Matt Goodfellow,  illustrated by Yu Rong. Candlewick Press, c2021, 2022. 9781536223156 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  A new student, … Continue reading

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Enemies by Svetlana Chmakova

Enemies by Svetlana Chmakova. Yen Press, 2022. 9781975312725 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback graphic novel Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Felicity, a comic-making artist and expert gamer, … Continue reading

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Next Door to Happy by Alison Weiser Strout

Next Door to Happy by Alison Weiser Strout. Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House, 2022. 9780823450862 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  Twelve-year-old Violet … Continue reading

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Tales of a Seventh-Grade Lizard Boy by Jonathan Hill

Tales of a Seventh-Grade Lizard Boy by Jonathan Hill. Walker Books, 2022. 9781536216509 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback graphic novel Genre: Science fiction What did you like about the book? It’s so … Continue reading

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Philosophy Resistance Squad by Robert Grant

Philosophy Resistance Squad by Robert Grant. Little Island, 2022. 9781912417308 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 2.5 Format: Paperback Genre: Science fiction What did you like about the book: Irish writer Robert Grant has written a … Continue reading

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Over My Dead Body by Sweeney Boo

Over My Dead Body by Sweeney Boo. HarperAlley, 2022. 9780063056312 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover graphic novel Genre: Fantasy, supernatural What did you like about the book?  As her final school year … Continue reading

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