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Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781524770235
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2019

Iris, a young tech genius who happens to be the only deaf girl in her school, often feels lonely and unheard. When she's not buried arm deep in repairing old radios, she's struggling to find connections with the people around her... until she learns of Blue 55, a whale whose obstacles are similar to hers. Soon, Iris becomes obsessed with finding Blue 55, and will stop at nothing to make sure he "hears" her, and she "hears" him.
Heartwarming and inspiring, Song for a Whale is a moving story that will show you how one simple act can lead to something much bigger than anything you could have ever imagined. A purely enjoyable read! ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Bear Is Awake!: An Alphabet Story by Hannah E. Harrison - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780399186660
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Published: Dial Books - November 26th, 2019

This is not your parent's alphabet story. With only a handful of words per page, you get words not usually seen, such as Intrigued used for I and images of bears in creative Outrageous Outfits. Along with lovely, bright and textured illustrations, this is an anytime gift giving keepsake book. A delightful treat for the eye an ear. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Monster Mayhem by Christopher Eliopoulos - Book Review

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780735231245
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Published: Dial Books - August 28th, 2018

Zoe is a super-smart young girl who is well beyond her classmates. One day her parents decide to send her to a special school. The same day Zoe makes a new friend. But one overheard conversation leads to Zoe realizing that she does not need friends. After all, they will only let you down. Hurt you. And robots are cooler anyways. But a few years later, when a ring Zoe finds laying around probably grants her a wish, we get neck deep into the world of movie monsters (or Kaiju) that Zoe loves! But one monster that Zoe finds is more than meets the eye. He might want to eat every building in sight, but he also wants to be Zoe’s friend. With a sentient robot she made and her new friend Chomp, Zoe realizes that sometimes you must do the hard stuff: like ask for help. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Tiny Feet Between the Mountains by Hanna Cha - Book Review

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By Hanna Cha, Hanna Cha (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534429925
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

This is a sweet, modern folktale about being little, but showing that you can still do big things. Soe-in is the smallest of her village, but she has great confidence in the fact she thinks she can find out why the sun as disappeared by confronting the Spirit Tiger. Cha’s lovely illustrations have color and details popping out on each page. Includes information about the tiger in Korean culture. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo - Book Review

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$10.99
ISBN: 9781250027436
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Published: Square Fish - May 7th, 2013

Shadow and Bone follows the story of Alina Starkov, an orphan and mapmaker in her country’s army who discovers while protecting her best friend Mal that she has had a power inside her unlike any other; the ability to summon light. She is what this world would call a Grisha; those with unique abilities that serve Ravka’s king. She is immediately whisked away by the Grisha’s leader, The (tall, dark and handsome) Darkling, to train with her new powers among other Grisha at the Little Palace, where Alina grows to learn strength, self-confidence, power and friendship in a community that she was born to belong in, but just when things start to look up for Alina the story spins on its head and goes in a direction that both shocked and impressed me.
The novel has a few typical YA tropes that it definitely didn’t need but it completely surprised with its originality and dark climax. By the end, Alina is no longer the naive, straight and narrow child we see in the beginning; she is an all out Grisha Sun Summoning badass with MULTIPLE love interests pining for her. Alina shines so brightly by the story's end that I fear that anyone who claims to care for her will only one dim her brightness. ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz


We Are All Greta: Be inspired by Greta Thunberg to save the world by Valentina Giannella - Book Review

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781786276148
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - September 24th, 2019

This book follows Greta Thunberg’s activism, her rise to fame, and her teachings. Perfect for anyone looking to learn more about what they can do to help save our planet—good for adults, too! ~ Reviewed by Amy Depoy


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