The Forbidden Library

The Forbidden Library By Django Wexler When I stumbled upon this book and saw the title, I had to read the cover summary: “Alice always thought fairy tales had happy endings. That–along with everything else–changed after she met her first fairy hovering in the kitchen, threatening her father. The next day her father left, never […]

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Bedtime For Batman

Bedtime for Batman Written by Michael Dahl Illustrated by Ethen Beavers   This is a cleverly written story of a little boy getting ready for bed – decked out in costume and imagining that he is Batman – juxtaposed with the superhero doing what he does best on the opposing pages. The simple text works […]

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The Adventurers

The Adventurers Rachel Elliot  A girl and her toys embark on an action-filled adventure together.  The girl, referred to as “The Child” travels with Velvet Cat, Russian Doll, Pirate, Rocking Horse, and Blue Elephant.  They each take turns describing the perils that they all are facing such as exploring snow-capped mountains and sailing the seas […]

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Lilliput

Lilliput By: Sam Gayton Illustrated by: Alice Ratterree Have you heard of the tale that’s short and tall?  There’s an island in the world where everything is small! She is a girl three inches tall with eyes like drops of dew. Her clothes are cut from handkerchiefs and stitched with spider silk. For half her […]

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Connect the Stars

Connect the Stars by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague Middle-school can be tough, and Audrey Alcott and Aaron Archer both feel like misfits at their schools.  They both have special gifts too…Audrey knows when people lie, and Aaron has an encyclopedic memory. When Audrey and Aaron meet at a six-week wilderness survival camp, […]

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Space Dumplins

Space Dumplins By: Craig Thompson This is the first graphic novel written and illustrated by Craig Thompson for young readers. Thompson is known for his adult graphic novels that grapple with specific life themes. However, there is much evidence in this graphic novel of Thompson’s background in comics with the intricate artwork. In this graphic […]

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