Category Archives: School

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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The Tryout by Christina Soontornvat, illustrated by Joanna Cacao

The Tryout by Christina Soontornvat, illustrated by Joanna Cacao. Graphix, Scholastic, 2022. 9781338741308 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: ARC (publication date 9/6/22) graphic novel  Genre: Realistic fiction/memoir What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Freestyle by Gale Galligan

Freestyle by Gale Galligan. Scholastic, 2022. 9781338045802 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: paperback ARC (publication date 10/18/22) graphic novel What did you like about the book?  Cory Tan’s dance crew 8-Bitz has one … Continue reading

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They’re Watching You by Chelsea Ichaso

They’re Watching You by Chelsea Ichaso. Sourcebooks Fire, 2022. 9781728251066 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: ARC (publication date 1/3/23) Genre: Suspense/mystery What did you like about the book?  Maren and Polly have been … Continue reading

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The Name Jar by Yangsook Chai

The Name Jar by Yangsook Chai. Alfred A. Knopf, c2001, 2022. 9780375806131 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  I’m not sure why YSBR was … Continue reading

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The Zee Files by Tina Wells with Stephanie Smith, illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison

The Zee Files by Tina Wells with Stephanie Smith, illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison. West Margin Press, 2020. 9781513209609  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Adventure What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Layla, the Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish, cowritten by Jerdine Nolen, illustrated by Jessica Gibson

Layla, the Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish, cowritten by Jerdine Nolen, illustrated by Jessica Gibson. Harper, 2022. 9780063113879 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about … Continue reading

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The Secret Battle of Evan Pao by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

The Secret Battle of Evan Pao by Wendy Wan-Long Shang. Scholastic, 2022. 9781338678857 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback ARC (publication date 5/31/22 Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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