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The School for Good and Evil

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By Soman Chainani, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062104908
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Published: HarperCollins - September 4th, 2018

Each year, two children are stolen from every village. One is destined for the school for good, the other for the school for evil. These schools train the future heroes, heroines, princesses and witches; the characters of fairy tales. But everything is not as it seems, and two unlikely friends will find their lives changed forever. A cinematic tale that will keep you reading all night. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola

And Two Boys Booed

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By Judith Viorst, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780374303020
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 2nd, 2014

On the morning of the class talent show, our narrator is certain his performance will go well. But as each of his classmates take their turns, he isn't so certain he can sing his song. A delightful flap book with cumulative text and spunky characters. Judith Viorst and Sophie Blackall are a winning team. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola

Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads

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By Bob Shea, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596439757
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 7th, 2014

With outlaws terrorizing the western town of Drywater Gulch, there's an opening for a sheriff. Luckily, the boy for the job's just ridden into town. Slowly. On his tortoise. The new sheriff knows a lot about dinosaurs, but will his knowledge help Drywater Gulch get rid of their outlaws? This hilarious book will have storytime attendees in stitches! ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola

The Eye of Zoltar

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ISBN: 9780547738499
Published: Clarion Books - October 7th, 2014

In the third book of the Chronicles of Kazam, foundling Jennifer Strange is still managing Kazam Mystical Arts. When an operation ends with one of her magicians held hostage and an impossible challenge from Mighty Shandar, there's only one thing to do- travel to the Cambrian Empire. Burdened with a spoiled princess, Jennifer travels into a country known only for its extreme danger, and where the odds are decidedly against her. A smart, satirical novel that will have readers on the edge of their seats. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola

I'll Give You the Sun

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ISBN: 9780803734968
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Published: Dial Books - September 16th, 2014

This is easily the best young adult novel of 2014; you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you won't be able to put it down. Noah and his twin sister Jude are both talented artists, in sync with each other since the day they were born. But as they change and their world comes crashing down, will they be able to find their way back to each other? This lyrical novel in two voices explores what it means to be true to yourself when you don't even know who you are. A stunning, masterful tale. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola

El Deafo

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ISBN: 9781419712173
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Published: Amulet Books - September 2nd, 2014

Cece was struck deaf at the age of four. Navigating new neighborhoods, school, and friends was made even more difficult when she couldn't follow conversations, the radio, or tv. But when Cece gets the powerful Phonic Ear for school, it feels as if she's gained superpowers, allowing her to become El Deafo! But can El Deafo help her navigate school and friendship? A strong new graphic memoir for readers who loved Smile! ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


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