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On the Come Up by Angie Thomas - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062498564
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 5th, 2019

Daughter of a legend rapper, sister of an Ivy League brother, Bri just wants to be herself - and she might just get her chance. Her dream of rapping in the ring is coming true, her first song is coming out, her Come Up might be here, and she needs it. Her family is barley scrapping by, her mom got laid off, the lights are getting turned off, and nobody will give them a chance. So if she's gonna be a Queen of Rap like Latifah and Nicki, she has to speak her truth - loud! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

King of Scars (King of Scars Duology #1) by Leigh Bardugo - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250142283
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Published: Imprint - January 29th, 2019

Being king is hard enough, but when you have a demon trapped inside you it's a real pain...Nickolai has been ruling Ravka since the war the split the country apart - and if the people find out that their greatest enemy left this curse upon their king, things could turn violent again... A strong new volume in the Grishaverse series, but definitely pick this up after reading Shadow and Bone Trilogy, and Six of Crows Duology. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Wild Bios: Frida Catlo by Lindsay Dale-Scott - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781684125586
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Published: Silver Dolphin Books - January 8th, 2019

Do you like art? Do you like puns? Then this is the perrr-fect book! Learn about famous Meowxican artist Frida Catlo - I laughed so hard I cried! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Free Fall by David Wiesner - Book Review

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By David Wiesner, David Wiesner (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780688109905
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Published: HarperCollins - September 18th, 1991

A magical journey told without words. This has been a favorite of mine since I was 9 - I poured over these pictures, making up a story of my own and giving lines to the silent, unusual characters. A treasure, great for all ages to read - together or alone, over and over! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Ish (Creatrilogy) by Peter H. Reynolds - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780763623449
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Published: Candlewick - August 19th, 2004

Do you ever have an image in your head that you want to put on paper? It can be hard to make it just "right". Ramon loves art, but he is frustrated - he might give up on art all together! But maybe he can find a way to make his drawing "right-ish".
A great story and a relatable life issue for adults and kids alike. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781368013352
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 15th, 2019

A magical adventure set in outer space!
Min has Fox magic, but she has to be careful using it - she can use to shapeshift, and make people trust her, but if she gets caught she and her family could be in real trouble. Then again, her brother is already in trouble - missing from the Space Force, maybe dead - so Min decides she will do anything, even use her magic, if it means saving him.
A very cool and unusual combination of fantasy and science fiction, with elements of Korean folklore! A "Rick Riordan Presents" novel . ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


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