Category Archives: World War II

The Last Checkmate by Gabriella Saab

The Last Checkmate by Gabriella Saab. William Morrow, 2021. 9780063141933 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 3.5 Format: Paperback ARC Genre: Historical fiction What did you like about the book? The year is 1945 and Maria has … Continue reading

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Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illustrated by Yas Imamura

Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illustrated by Yas Imamura. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536204308 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre:  Biography What did you like about the book? This is a … Continue reading

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We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad, illustrated by Martina Heiduczek

We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad, illustrated by Martina Heiduczek. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2022. 9781665904223 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 4.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Historical fiction What did you like about the book? Liesl … Continue reading

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Code Name Badass: The True Story of Virginia Hall by Heather Demetrios

Code Name Badass: The True Story of Virginia Hall by Heather Demetrios, Athenium, 2021. 9781534431874 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book? Virginia Hall was the only … Continue reading

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Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy and a Collision of Lives in World War II by Adam Makos

Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy and a Collision of Lives in World War II (adapted for young adults) by Adam Makos. Delacorte Press, 2022. 9780593303450 Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format:  Hardcover … Continue reading

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On the Move: Home is Where You Find It by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake

On the Move: Home is Where You Find It by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536218107 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Poetry What did you like about the … Continue reading

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The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay

The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2021. 9781665900911 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Historical fiction What did you like about the book? This compelling World War II … Continue reading

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We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad, with art by Martina Heiduczek

            We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad, with art by Martina Heiduczek, A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2022. 9781665904223 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback ARC (published 2/2022) Genre: … Continue reading

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between shades of gray: The Graphic Novel by Ruta Septys, adapted by Andrew Donkin, Art by Dave Kopka, color by Brann Livesay

            between shades of gray: The Graphic Novel by Ruta Septys, adapted by Andrew Donkin, Art by Dave Kopka, color by Brann Livesay, Philomel, 2021. 9780593404850  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Softcover graphic … Continue reading

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Boots (League of Secret Heroes, Book Three) by Kate Hannigan

Boots (League of Secret Heroes, Book Three) by Kate Hannigan, illustrated by Patrick Spaziante. Aladdin, 2021. 9781534439177 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Historical fantasy What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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