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Five Children and It (Puffin Classics) by E. Nesbit - Book Review

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$7.99
ISBN: 9780141321615
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Published: Puffin Books - September 11th, 2008

Five siblings encounter a grumpy Sand Fairy (the Psammead) who lives in the gravel pit and grants wishes - that somehow always go horribly & hilariously wrong. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


The Legend of Auntie Po by Shing Yin Khor - Book Review

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$12.99
ISBN: 9780525554899
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Published: Kokila - June 15th, 2021

Set in 1885 Sierra Nevada in the wake of the Chinese Exclusion Act, this beautifully illustrated graphic novel follows Mei, who works with her father serving food on a logging site. As a means of escape and entertainment, Mei comes up with the mythical heroine Auntie Po (her take on classic heroes like Paul Bunyan), whose stories begin to blend with Mei's own. A powerful and ambitious book which tackles complex themes and subject matter, all from the perspective of a preteen. ~ Reviewed by Virginia Edinger


The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag - Book Review

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781338540581
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Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

An adorably illustrated, queer, coming-of-age romance that has themes of divorce, mental health, and environmental preservation. It also twists fairy tale magic into the story with a cute selkie girl, Keltie, who gains her human form after a kiss of true love from Morgan, the main character. For anyone looking for a refreshing summer romance read with an unpredictable ending, this is where your search ends because this book has it all. (trigger warning: mental health) ~ Reviewed by Jules Wagner


Egg Marks the Spot (Skunk and Badger 2) by Amy Timberlake - Book Review

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By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750064
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

Our heroes, Skunk (sweet, a bit naïve, passionate, a tad inconsiderate) and Badger (gruff, scientific, hungry, a good guy) decide to take off on an adventure to replace Badger’s missing rock in his collection. Skunk leads with his heart like he always does and Badger takes on the task with common sense. But both will enjoy the mysterious adventures they find themselves in. And one of those adventures includes a tiny orange chicken, a special egg, a chicken whistle, and wharf rats. Not to mention food will be eaten, feathers will fly, and rocks will be found. Treasure will come in all shapes, sizes, colors and will surprise you. New and old friends come together in this journey of what it means to be friends, be a serious rock scientist and to step outside your comfort zone. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Cat & Cat Adventures: The Quest for Snacks by Susie Yi - Book Review

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By Susie Yi, Susie Yi (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780063083806
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Published: HarperAlley - September 7th, 2021

This first in a new young graphic novel series follows the adventures of two magical cat besties, Squash and Ginny, who accidentally get sent on a journey that turns into an adventure about friendship, having fun, using your strengths, and using both passion and logic to solve problems. When they run out of snacks one day, they decide to make a potion that will give them more. But they are out of ingredients. And when they accidentally start their journey by a mistake Ginny made, they find themselves in magical worlds where they run into adventures and make friends along the way. But will they be able to gather all the ingredients and find a way home? ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag - Book Review

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781338540581
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Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

This endearing queer graphic novel will fill you with all the warm feelings! Morgan wants nothing more than to escape the island she lives on with her family- plus she has a secret that none of her friends know. When she meets Keltie, a selkie, her life on the island becomes a bit more magical. Filled with gorgeous illustrations, beautiful conversations, and a bit of environmental activism, this wholesome romance and coming-of-age story is one everyone should read. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup


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