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Unstoppable Us by Yuval Noah Harari,  illustrated by Ricard Zaplana Ruiz

Unstoppable Us: How Humans Took Over the World (Vol. 1) by Yuval Noah Harari,  illustrated by Ricard Zaplana Ruiz. Bright Matter Books, Penguin Random House Canada, 2022. 9780593643464 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: … Continue reading

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The Merciless Ones by Namina Forma

The Merciless Ones by Namina Forma. Penguin Random House, 2022. 9781984848727  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? Deka has done it: she has awakened … Continue reading

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Garvey in the Dark by Nikki Grimes

Garvey in the Dark by Nikki Grimes. Penguin Random House, 2022. 9781635925265  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: ARC (publication date 10/25/22) Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Life is … Continue reading

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  If I Had A Gryphon by Vikki Vansickle, illustrated by Cale Atkinson

            If I Had A Gryphon by Vikki Vansickle, illustrated by Cale Atkinson, Tundra / Penguin Random House, c2016, 2022. 9781774880913 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback Picture book Genre: Fantasy What did … Continue reading

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Doom’s Day Camp by Joshua Hauke

Doom’s Day Camp by Joshua Hauke. Razorbill, Penguin Random House, 2022. 9780593205419 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Paperback graphic novel Genre: Fantasy/adventure What did you like about the book?  Doom’s dad, Grizzly Thorax, … Continue reading

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Pet That Cat: A Handbook for Making Feline Friends by Nigel Kidd and Rachel Braunigan,  illustrated by Susann Hoffmann

Pet That Cat: A Handbook for Making Feline Friends by Nigel Kidd and Rachel Braunigan,  illustrated by Susann Hoffmann. Quirk Books, Penguin Random House, 2022. 9781683693147 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC (publication … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want to Read This Book by Max Greenfield, illustrated by Mike Lowery

I Don’t Want to Read This Book by Max Greenfield, illustrated by Mike Lowery.  G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Penguin Random House, 2021. 9780593326060 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you … Continue reading

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What Will My Story Be? by Nidhi Chanani

What Will My Story Be? by Nidhi Chanani. Viking, Penguin Random House, 2021. 9780593205068 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? A young narrator enjoys … Continue reading

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Téo’s Tutu by Maryann Jacob Macias,  illustrated by Alea Marley

Téo’s Tutu by Maryann Jacob Macias,  illustrated by Alea Marley. Dial Books, Penguin Random House, 2021. 9781984815521 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Téo … Continue reading

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Spells Like Teen Spirit by Kate Williams

Spells Like Teen Spirit by Kate Williams. Delacorte Press, Penguin Random House, 2021. 9780593304822 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Supernatural adventure comedy? What did you like about the book?  Even though … Continue reading

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