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Skyward by Brandon Sanderson - Book Review

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$11.99
ISBN: 9780399555800
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Published: Ember - October 8th, 2019

On a faraway planet called Detritus, the last of humanity fights for survival against an alien race known as the Krell. Among the humans is a young woman, Spensa Nightshade, who has always dreamed of becoming a pilot like her father. But that was before her father flees from a battle, is branded a coward and killed for it. Now Spensa is a “coward’s daughter” who must fight for her family’s honor and her place in flight school. Skyward is an action-packed novel, perfect for readers who want to delve into the Sci-Fi genre. Recommended for fans of Star Wars. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780670012107
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019

In her collection’s penultimate poem, “say my name,” Laurie Halse Anderson lists words, such as 'faults,' that rhyme with her maternal-familial name, to show how it’s pronounced, because despite her writing’s great importance for how she ‘spoke’ out on sexual violence against women, her name, Halse, continues to be 'mispoken,' testament to the lack of respect our culture affords women, which she images anew in these poems. ~ Reviewed by Ray Marsocci


Point of View by Patrick Bard - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984851765
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Published: Delacorte Press - December 10th, 2019

Lucas, a teenage boy with poor social skills, bickering parents, and junk food cravings needs to find release somewhere. His solution: online porn. Curiosity quickly curdles to obsession, and the faster Lucas sinks, the more difficult it becomes to sever the addiction. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Where Is My Butt? by Donald Budge - Book Review

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By Donald Budge, Daron Parton (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781454934479
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - October 1st, 2019

Morty is a penguin who is pretty sure he has a butt, but he has never seen it or touched it. Therefore, off on a wild adventure our penguin hero goes to learn the answer to the burning question: Where is my butt? Obvious jokes that are a gas. Toddlers will enjoy this sturdy board book. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Joke Machine: Create Your Own Jokes and Become Instantly Funny! by Theresa Julian - Book Review

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By Theresa Julian, Pat Lewis (Illustrator), Odd Dot
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250318640
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Published: Odd Dot - October 8th, 2019

Budding comedians can polish their acts. Teachers can use it to teach writing techniques. Authors can learn to write a joke or two, or a funny character. And if authors need to write a joke or two, or a funny character, this should be a go-to tool. Some tips could even help you be a better conversationalist. Learn about simile and metaphor, about exaggerations, taking facts and turning them around, being punny, spoonerisms and more. Aimed at ages 8 to 13 but all ages can enjoy. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Eenie Meenie Halloweenie by Susan Eaddy - Book Review

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By Susan Eaddy, Lucy Fleming (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062691675
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Published: HarperCollins - July 21st, 2020

A clever rhyming book that uses a child’s imagination to pick out a Halloween costume. Should she be an elephant, penguin, or monkey? She is sure whatever it will be, it is going to be something she can make herself. And the solution is as fun as it is unique. Delightfully cute, bright and perfectly detailed illustrations compliment the ensemble. Not only for Halloween this anytime read will be a new favorite for your library. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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