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Tokyo Dreaming: A Novel (Tokyo Ever After #2) by Emiko Jean - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766632
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 31st, 2022

With its glimpse into traditional Japanese Imperial life and its fusion of Crazy Rich Asians and What a Girl Wants, this intriguing, fast-paced story follows Izumi’s struggles to ensure that her parents’ happily ever after stays on track. But she must decide how much is too much when it comes to what she is willing to sacrifice to achieve the family that she’s always dreamed of while living the kind of life that makes her happy. ~ Reviewed by Hannah Odasz


Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater - Book Review

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781368071345
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Published: Disney Press - May 3rd, 2022

This is a proper rip roaring sequel to Disney's movie Brave I love Stiefvater, anything she writes is great but here she really tells a great historical narrative in the guise of a good old fashioned faerie tale with a feisty feminist princess. But what I really love is the attention to both real historical detail and ancient Gaelic spiritual lore and cosmology. This novel is great for adults as well as kids. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


The Starlight Claim by Tim Wynne-Jones - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781536222913
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Published: Candlewick - October 12th, 2021

Nate is determined to find the body of his best friend, Ford, who drowned last summer in the lake their families visit each year. But in the dead of winter, he finds his family's camp occupied by recently escaped convicts... Crisp writing, breathless tension, and raw, honest dialogue will make this one stay with you. ~ Reviewed by Claire Bennet


The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! by Mo Willems - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781454946861
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Published: Union Square Kids - September 6th, 2022

A new pigeon book is cause for celebration. This silly bird is sure to make little ones - and their grownups - laugh out loud. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


Brains! Not Just a Zombie Snack by Stacy McAnulty - Book Review

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By Stacy McAnulty, Matthew Rivera (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250304049
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 31st, 2021

Good thing I am not a zombie, as it would have made me very hungry to see the delicious brain in all its glory! Our zombie friend/chef/narrator is the nicest zombie you will ever meet, but you better not even let them smell your brain as it is a very important item for our survival (such as running away from zombies and telling us to get our thumb out of a vampire’s mouth). This introduction to our brain is a treat with some seriously humorous illustrations. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Blood! Not Just a Vampire Drink by Stacy McAnulty - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250304056
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 30th, 2022

Good thing I am not a vampire, as learning about blood in McAnulty’s would have made me thirsty! The ins and outs of our blood (while a very thirsty count waits not so patiently for a drink) are presented by a young vampire, who "hearts" blood! But only inside humans. And they have a treat for the count (though spoiler, I would recommend strawberry, as closer to the color needed). The illustrations of Tenney are equally amusing, bright, and informative. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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