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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781481497619
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 4th, 2019

Elisabeth has been told all her life that sorcerers are evil and no good can come of magic. In a world in which grimoires come to life and librarians wield swords, in which demons make tea and misinformation threatens to topple cities, the time has come that she must decide for herself. Rogerson has flawlessly created a reading experience as magical as the world she has crafted. Though her gift for world-building is undeniable, her real talent lies in illuminating the subtleties of humanity. What would we do for love? What would we do to not be alone? The answer becomes resoundingly clear: anything. ~ Reviewed by Hanna Yost


The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner - Book Review

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By Heather Kassner, Matt Saunders (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250296894
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 6th, 2019

Irréelle is a perfectly imperfect girl magicked into being by the villainous imagination of Miss Vesper and the help of some bone dust. All Irréelle wants is to be made real. But at what cost? Kassner's debut is a haunting tale of magic and graveyards, sure to delight fans of all things spooky. Though the story is rich with darkness its theme of friendship woven throughout casts a bright light, creating a masterful work full of heart. ~ Reviewed by Hanna Yost


Lion and Mouse by Jairo Buitrago - Book Review

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By Jairo Buitrago, Rafael Yockteng (Illustrator), Eliza Amado (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781773062242
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Published: Groundwood Books - May 7th, 2019

This updated retelling stays true to the sound and rhythm of a fable and is absolutely heartwarming! Lion and Mouse are foes turned friends and the illustrations accompanying their banter will delight readers. ~ Reviewed by Hanna Yost


Feelings (Pull and Play) by Alice Le Henand - Book Review

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By Alice Le Henand, Thierry Bedouet (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9782408007928
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Published: Twirl - January 8th, 2019

A great book demonstrating how to vocalize your feelings. Le Henand displays an open dialogue between little ones who are either cranky, afraid, or angry and their accompanying parents. This encourages responding to feelings with open communication rather than reacting, and has fun tabs to pull too! ~ Reviewed by Hanna Yost


Me And My Fear by Francesca Sanna - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781911171539
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Published: Flying Eye Books - September 11th, 2018

This thoughtful book speaks perfectly to children dealing with anxious and fearful thoughts. The personification of fear works flawlessly here, and the message that fear is not something to be eliminated, but rather that it's important only not to let it grow too big is what makes this title a real winner. All at once demystifying fear and nudging us toward compassion, Sanna gets all the stars from me. ~ Reviewed by Hanna Yost


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