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ISBN: 9780451470775
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2015

Honest and exhilirating, Mosquitoland is a gorgeous debut novel possessive of the style, voice, and memorability reminiscent of Where Things Come Back and I'll Give You The Sun. Traveling cross-country by Greyhound bus, 16-year old Mim is determined to figure out what's wrong with her real mother after discovering that her stepmom has been hiding letters from her--letters that make Mim believe that her mom is sick, even dying. Yet as she meets her fellow busmates (good and bad alike), the journey ends up raising more questions than answers...illuminating Mim's own struggle with mental illness and her family's past. Couldn't put it down! ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo

Openly Straight

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ISBN: 9780545798655
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 28th, 2015

The perfect novel for any teen who has wanted to escape their high school label. Token out student Rafe decides to switch schools to free himself of his “open gayness”. Playing straight, however, poses all sorts of problems. Hilarity and dilemmas ensue. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780375858604
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 6th, 2015

The bear did it, he says: the bear took the sandwich. But could it be true? One long-winded excuse delights readers with a cute surprise ending. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo

Farmer and the Clown

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By Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442497443
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 23rd, 2014

This wordless story follows a surprising friendship between a farmer and a clown who has fallen off his circus train. Lovely pictures illustrate their brief adventure together, leading up to the day that “home” rolls back into town. Endearing and spot-on! ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo

The Storm Whale

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By Benji Davies, Benji Davies (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805099676
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 30th, 2014

While Noi's father is out at work, a little whale washes ashore! Sweet illustrations illuminate Noi's attempt to rescue the whale--by means of wagon, bathtub, and (eventually) boat. A very charming story that shows how bizarre surprises can bring together parent and child. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo

The Ice Dragon

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By George R. R. Martin, Luis Royo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780765378774
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Published: Tor Teen - October 21st, 2014

An exquisite short story about how a girl and her ice dragon become involved in a terrible war. Perfect for middle and young adult readers interested in fantasy, violent(ish) stories, or dark fairy tales. Would be a wonderful read-aloud, though perhaps not before bed for the quite young. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


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