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Monster Mayhem by Christopher Eliopoulos - Book Review

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780735231245
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Published: Dial Books - August 28th, 2018

Monsters! Stomping out of the sea, attacking the city! It's super cool! At least until it actually starts happening in real life, not just in Zoe's favorite movies.
A fun story of how tough it can be to find your true friends, especially if one of them lives under the ocean and is a monster.
I loved Zoe and her passion for robot-building, and the shenanigans of her triplet siblings really made me laugh! A great new graphic novel adventure. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Grenade by Alan Gratz - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245691
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 9th, 2018

Intense and realistic, this book follows two young men during the at the Battle of Okinawa. Hideki is a middle school student, an Okinawan, drafted by the Japanese Army to fight the Americans. Ray is an American man, just 18, in his first battle. The war interrupted both their lives, and things will never be the same...
I loved Refugee by Alan Gratz, and this book is in the same fast-paced style. However, I found it an even more graphic and unflinching a look at what war does to humans. As Hideki says, we become monsters. Be cautious with your audience for this book, it could easily be too much for some readers. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae - Leah Moore

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By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545392556
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Published: Cartwheel Books - March 1st, 2012

This is my favorite book to give as a gift for kids 0-4! Great to read aloud, the rhymes are fun, not forced, and the story is about believing in yourself! It is a pleasure to read as an adult, which is important when you may have to read the book 1000 times!! Five stars for this modern classic. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Night Animals (First Explorers) by Jenny Wren

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By Jenny Wren (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781454926573
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sterling Children's Books - August 1st, 2017

Great interactive board book for 1-3yrs. Made of very strong cardboard with inset moving parts, making this a book that will survive a little-ones love (for a while!). The illustrations are bright, and also have hidden things to find on each page! The whole First Explorers series is great! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780316262286
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 17th, 2018

Jerome was having a pretty normal day - answering teachers, dodging bullies, making a new friend. After school he was playing outside with a new toy gun, and that's when the day become totally different. He died... by a bullet from a policeman's gun. And now he's a ghost, watching his family, his new friend, his trial... and the policeman's daughter, who is wondering how this could be real.
He is not alone, there is another other ghost boy, Emmitt, who might tell him what is going on... ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781338180619
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 27th, 2018

Baby Monkey is on the case! He can solve any mystery - stolen gems, a clown’s missing nose… but only if he can put on his pants! Hilarious early reading chapter book, with simple text and amazing full page illustrations! Perfect for ages 4-7. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


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