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Stepping Stones (Peapod Farm #1) by Lucy Knisley - Book Review

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781984896841
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Published: Random House Graphic - May 5th, 2020

Lucy Knisley has already established herself as one of the premier graphic novelists of this generation with her many graphic memoirs. Stepping Stones is her first in a series of mid-child fiction, but is still deeply rooted in Knisley's real life experiences. Illustrations are clear and colorful, and each character is well rounded. A quick read, but one that will be enjoyed by a large age group, including her many adult fans. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


Skunk and Badger (Skunk and Badger 1) by Amy Timberlake - Book Review

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By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750057
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

Skunk and Badger are The Really Odd Couple. Timberlake created a book that has an old school/old world feeling to it. When two opposites are made to live with each other, the feathers fly (and not just from the chickens Skunks invites over). There is stink humor, a little danger and a lot of antics readers ages 7 to 10 can find a good time. It also would make for a fun read aloud by doing a chapter or two a night. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian by Tim Probert - Book Review

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By Tim Probert, Tim Probert (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062990464
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Published: HarperAlley - September 1st, 2020

Probert puts fantasy staples throughout, with modern themes, hints of classic tales and wraps it up all in a sparsely texted story that is beautifully illustrated. This charming graphic novel is a face-paced story that is great for the 10 to 14-year-old reader (of course, adults must read, too). Friendship has never been so sweet or funny. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte - Book Review

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By Lily LaMotte, Ann Xu (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062973863
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Published: HarperAlley - October 27th, 2020

This sweet story about family, balancing the old culture with a new one, food (lots of food), friendship and so much more has diverse, spunky characters who might not be as different (or confident) as they first seem. And did I mention it has food? Love of family, tradition and trying to make a place for oneself all comes together in a fun graphic novel for the eight to twelve crowd. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062836625
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Published: Walden Pond Press - September 3rd, 2019

A beautiful coming-of-age story about Leah and Jasper - two young girls who've both faced tragedy and loss at such an impressionable age. Drawn to each other through the desperate need for friendship, a powerful, unbreakable bond forms between the two that is full of understanding, love, and healing.
Jasper and June is a moving read with topics that tackle death, grief, loss, homelessness, family, and friendship. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Bent Heavens by Daniel Kraus - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250151674
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - February 25th, 2020

If you think this is about aliens, think again. It fooled me, too. ⁣⁣⁣Beneath its gritty facade is a story full of grief, rage, teenage angst, and trying to clear a father’s name while piecing together his strange disappearance. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
This book will disturb you, distress you, and break your heart all at the same time. ⁣⁣Reader be warned; not for the faint of heart. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


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