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The Boy in the Orange Cape by Adam Ciccio - Book Review

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By Adam Ciccio, Emmanuel Volant (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781605375991
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Published: Clavis - March 16th, 2021

Ciccio created a cute story about being yourself because that "something" about you shows someone how you love them. Our boy, Corey, is bullied and teased by his classmates, but when they learn the why of the cape wearing (despite the biggest bully, Billy, always taking it) you see how brave Corey really is. A classic feeling with modern sentiments, this adorably illustrated book is a must have for your shelves. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062970428
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 4th, 2021

This cute book about a little girl overcoming her fears is a familiar story with a modern take. The fear of climbing the big tree in her backyard is center, but our gal Marisol is a relatable, imaginative character who must face several fears and worries. We also see her dealing with siblings, her family dynamics, bullies, and a best friend who is just the best. Based on Kelly’s life, ages 7 to 10 (and of course, adults) can enjoy. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Coldfire Curse (Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly #1) by Jordan Quinn - Book Review

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781534475007
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Published: Little Simon - February 2nd, 2021

In the first book in the Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly The Coldfire Curse we see young dragons saving the day along with the kingdoms of this magical realm. We learn about friendship, good magic, and have grand adventures. A young graphic novel series for the adventure-fantasy lover. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Chunky by Yehudi Mercado - Book Review

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By Yehudi Mercado, Yehudi Mercado (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062972781
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 22nd, 2021

We follow Yehudi Mercado as he struggles with his lack of athletic ability, his health issues, and his parents, but regardless of the outcomes always seems to be okay with the results. Hudi might not have been great at baseball, soccer, swimming, or football, but he did not lose. He just has a perfect record of not winning. Hudi and his BFF Chunky (an invisible mascot) take on bullies, family, and comedy. Chunky is based on Mecado’s own life as a middle class Mexican Jewish kid with a funny name. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Seeds by Ann Nocenti - Book Review

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By Ann Nocenti, David Aja (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781506705880
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Published: Berger Books - January 12th, 2021

We have destroyed Earth to the point where much of the population has left the technology side of the city and gone “back to basics.” Yet, this is no lovefest, happy back-to-nature world. Just like the technology side is as horrible as any dystopian world could be, it is a pig-eat-pig world out there. Both worlds are about death, they are corrupt, disillusioned, and neither is a nice place to be. Yet, our three main characters cling to hope. And maybe there is some after all. Haunting images and mature themes. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Afterlift by Chip Zdarsky - Book Review

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By Chip Zdarsky, Jason Loo (Illustrator), Paris Alleyne (Illustrator), Aditya Bidikar (Contributions by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781506724409
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Published: Dark Horse Books - February 2nd, 2021

We have our main character, an "uber driver" to Hell. Literally. Only she does not realize that at first. No, she only realizes this after she learns that one of her passengers is dead, The Hord of demons is after her (the girl is going to Hell, as she has a very special soul), and her other passenger is a member of the Hord, too. It is about redemption, life, family, forgiveness of yourself and others. It is about demons, angels, and humans. There are thrills, chills, humor, language, guns, blood, and of course, life and death. There is everything in heaven, hell, and earth on the pages. Not for sensitive readers. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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