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Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman - Book Review

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By Jonathan Stutzman, Jay Fleck (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781452170336
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 5th, 2019

Tiny is a T-Rex with short arms that make it hard to give hugs to his best friend, Pointy. But Tiny does not believe that this is an impossible task and will do whatever it takes to make Pointy feel better (even hug a cactus for practice)! Both text and art flow together in a complimentary manner. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki - Book Review

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By Mariko Tamaki, Steve Pugh (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401283292
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: DC Ink - September 3rd, 2019

A well-done story that flows into a (possibly) new mythos of what you might be used to for Harley Quinn. Our Harleen Quinzel is a 15-year-old girl, with $5 and a backpack who is sent to Gotham to live with her estranged Grandmother, only to learn that she has passed away. The owner of the building, Mama (a proud, large gay man who runs and performs in a drag-show with other tenants) takes her in, on the condition she goes to school where she meets Ivy (a teen vegan who loves plants and fighting injustices) and the son of the family who is trying to “better” the community by condemning buildings, including Mama’s! All her life Harley has tried to set right wrongs she experienced, and she will help her new family by any means necessary. But since she tends to leap and not think, things do not go as planned. And don’t forget to read the illustrations, too. As there are fun nuggets that are not given through the text. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Time Dogs: Seaman and the Great Northern Adventure by Helen Moss - Book Review

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By Helen Moss, Misa Saburi (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250186355
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 4th, 2019

If the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborn, the Ranger in Time series by Kate Messner and Paw Patrol got together and created a younger version of themselves with dogs and a time traveling van, you would get The Time Dogs series A sweet mix of fact and fiction creating clever stories to bring to life the history of famous dogs and their people. Their second adventure takes them to Lewis & Clark and their friend, Seaman, a dog so unusual our heroes mistake him for a bear! When there are angry beavers, rapids, wild dogs and bears around, one must act quickly! Or should they? ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander - Book Review

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By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

A poetic look at the history of blacks in this country. Covering from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to Phillis Wheatley to Billy Holiday to Ella Fitzgerald to Duke Ellington to Jessie Owens to the Williams sisters and contemporary names such as Tamir Rice. Not to mention the fact he mentions the unknown men who fought and died in/for the Union and those who were brought here as slaves. There is passion and no holds bar telling from Alexander. The afterwards gives more details about the people seen and talked about. There is a lot given in very few words. There is a lot of punch per word for your money. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Fuzzy Baseball by John Steven Gurney - Book Review

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781545804353
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Published: Papercutz - April 16th, 2019

This great graphic novel goes one step farther and gives you a story about trying in a modern context. We have a young possum who knows she can be a great team member, she keeps practicing until she can join her favorite team, The Fernwood Valley Fuzzies. And finally, they are up to bat to play against their rivals, The Rocky Ridge Red Claws. The only team The Fuzzies have not beaten once. Can they do it? With baseball puns (Jackie Rabbitson, Sandy Kofox, and Hammy Sosa) and animal puns (Gator Gibson, Stetch Giraffolo, and Fernado del Toro), allusions to another famous baseball game (one with a guy named Casey) and other fun goodies, this is a must have for your baseball lover, player or story enjoyer. Fun illustrations that are a homerun. Fast pace and bold, deep colors, we the readers will be root, root rooting for not only the home team but for book two, Fuzzy Baseball Ninja Baseball Blast. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Time Dogs: Balto and the Race Against Time by Helen Moss - Book Review

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By Helen Moss, Misa Saburi (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250186331
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 4th, 2019

If the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborn, the Ranger in Time series by Kate Messner and Paw Patrol got together and created a younger version of themselves with dogs and a time traveling van, you would get The Time Dogs series A sweet mix of fact and fiction creating clever stories to bring to life the history of famous dogs and their people. Their first adventure takes them to 1925 and one famous race! Our a doggies friends brave enough to help with danger happens? ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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