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Space Dumplins

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By Craig Thompson, Craig Thompson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545565431
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Published: Graphix - August 25th, 2015

Craig Thompson's first graphic novel for middle readers does not disappoint. In Space Dumplins, Violet endeavors to rescue her father from a natural disaster induced by a monsoon of space whale excrement. Although the novel delivers a lot of wild, busy silliness, this epic space adventure truly shines in its serious and thoughtful treatment of family and environmental concerns. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo

Bug in a Vacuum

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ISBN: 9781770496453
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Published: Tundra Books - August 25th, 2015

A bug gets sucked up by a vacuum and experiences the five stages of grief. While each pang of despair is adorably rendered by the author-illustrator, children will probably laugh more than groan as this entertaining story unfolds. Clever and funny; a satisfying bedtime read-aloud. ~Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


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ISBN: 9780765377838
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Published: Tor Books - September 1st, 2015

A captivating debut novel by established genre essayist, Fran Wilde! Updraft entrances readers with a meticulously researched and beautifully built world wherein human flight, bone-cities, and a sky full of dangerous skymouths anchor a young woman's reality. Secrets, conflicting loyalties, and tough dispositions will make you want to immerse yourself in this novel; honestly, I read it in one sitting. ~Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


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By Andrew Smith, Sam Bosma (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481418294
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2015

Rugby, post-traumatic night terrors, and an unfortunate roommate situation collide in this formidable sequel to Smith's standout debut, Winger. Entering his senior year, Ryan Dean must balance his growing anxiety about the possibility of the "Next Accidental Tragic Event" while doing normal things like coping with his sickeningly sweet, hedgehog-like roommate and wooing his girlfriend out of her clothes. Hilarious and flawlessly told, Stand-Off delivers the same natural sensitivity to the complexities of teenagedom that made Winger a remarkable novel. ~Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


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ISBN: 9780545812542
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

George is a girl, but she's got a problem--George has been born a boy. Thought-provoking and appropriately simple, George's story is a sorely needed tale that explores growing up in a body that just doesn't seem to fit right. Although great for kids struggling with gender, this book is suitable for anybody who seeks to be both true to theirself and honest with others--even when it's scary. ~Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo

Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash - Book Review

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By Maggie Thrash, Maggie Thrash (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763673826
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2015

A superb and painfully real graphic memoir about one girl’s summer at an all-girls camp. Unlike other years, fifteen-year-old Maggie finds herself falling in love during her stay—but with her camp counselor! Lots of identity questioning and angst follows in this very funny first novel. I loved it. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


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