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Big Bear Little Chair

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Big Bear Little Chair By Lizi Boyd Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452144474
Published: Chronicle Books - October 6th, 2015

A charming book, slim and tall with retro simplicity. Boyd helps toddlers explore opposites with a fresh new look and feel. Ages 3-5. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

Da Vinci's Tiger

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Da Vinci's Tiger By L. M. Elliott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060744243
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - November 10th, 2015

A fascinating look at the art world and political climate in Renaissance Florence. Inspired by Da Vinci’s first portrait, this work of fiction is nevertheless filled with historical accuracies and fully captures the aristocratic circles of the time period from the point of view of his young muse. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

Orbiting Jupiter

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Orbiting Jupiter By Gary D. Schmidt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544462229
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Published: Clarion Books - October 6th, 2015

A powerhouse of a novel embracing experiences and themes stripped bare of contemporary trappings to wholly focus on the story of Jack and his foster brother. While sadness and tragedy garner the story, the redemptive ending is worth the tears. 12 & up. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

The Scar Boys

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The Scar Boys By Len Vlahos Cover Image
ISBN: 9781606845660
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Published: Lerner Publishing Group - April 7th, 2015

A compelling and moving account of growing up in the '80s, forming a punk band and falling for your friend's girl- all the while sporting scars from a bad childhood prank gone wrong. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz and Jessica Wood


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Animalium: Welcome to the Museum By Jenny Broom, Katie Scott (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jenny Broom, Katie Scott (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763675080
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Published: Big Picture Press - September 9th, 2014

A beautiful oversized volume filled with gorgeous images that mimic vintage nature plates. Very pleasing with excellent content that helps put the Animal Kingdom in order. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

Hansel and Gretel

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Hansel and Gretel Standard Edition (A Toon Graphic) By Neil Gaiman, Lorenzo Mattotti (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Lorenzo Mattotti (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781935179627
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Published: TOON Books - October 28th, 2014

This incarnation of the classic tale is a creepy delight with swirling lines and a nod to the original. The illustrations take center stage cleverly using negative space. Visual storytelling at its best. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


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