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Middle Grade Review: The Awakening Storm (Jaimal Yogis)

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About This Book: Grace and her friends must protect a newly hatched dragon from mysterious evildoers. When Grace moves to Hong Kong with her mom and new stepdad, her biggest concern is making friends at her fancy new boarding school. But when a mysterious old woman gifts her a dragon egg...
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Middle Grade Review: Miles Morales: Shock Waves (Justin A. Reynolds)

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About This Book: An original middle-grade graphic novel from Graphix starring Brooklyn's Spider-Man, Miles Morales, by bestselling author Justin A. Reynolds and Eisner nominee Pablo Leon! Miles Morales is a normal kid who happens to juggle school at Brooklyn Visions Academy while swinging through the streets of Brooklyn as Spider-Man. After...
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Middle Grade Review: Banana Fox and the Book-Eating Robot (Banana Fox #2) (James Kochalka)

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About This Book: Eisner Award-winning cartoonist James Kochalka returns with another uproariously funny caper for Banana Fox to sniff out in this critically acclaimed series from Graphix Chapters! Booie Hoo! Banana Fox's late fees have landed him in library jail! And when a familiar foe is found around town and a...
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Middle Grade Review: Ms. Marvel: Stretched Thin (Nadia Shammas)

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About This Book: An original middle-grade graphic novel starring breakout character (and New Jersey's own) Ms. Marvel! Kamala Khan (a.k.a Ms. Marvel) is stretched too thin-literally. She's having a hard time balancing schoolwork with being a good friend, being there for her family, becoming the best fanfic writer this side of...
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Middle Grade Review: Manu: A Graphic Novel (Kelly Fernández)

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About This Book: Set at a magical school for girls, a funny and heartwarming middle-grade graphic novel adventure about friendship, defying expectations, and finding your place. Manu and her best friend, Josefina, live at a magical school for girls, and Manu is always getting into trouble. The headmistress believes that Manu...
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Kids Review: Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Movie Graphic Novel (Georgia Ball)

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About This Book: The Big Red Dog is hitting the big screen! It's a race through NYC in this graphic novel based on the new live-action Clifford movie. Emily Elizabeth is struggling to fit in at home and in school when she meets Clifford, a tiny red puppy who is destined...
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Middle Grade Review: Great Power, No Responsibility (Spider-Ham Graphic Novel) (Steve Foxe)

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About This Book: Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham (and breakout character from Into the Spider-Verse), arrives in this all-new, original graphic novel for younger readers! Experience a laugh-out-loud day in the life of Spider-Ham! After long being derided by the citizens of New York, Spider-Ham has finally been recognized for his...
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Middle Grade Review: Sunny Makes a Splash (Sunny #4) (Jennifer L. Holm)

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About This Book: The latest in the New York Times bestselling Sunny series brings Sunny into a sink-or-swim summer, where she needs to float her first job and dive into her first maybe-flirtation. It's summer, and Sunny is BORED. Most of her friends are out of town. Her mom wants her...
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