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July 08, 2021
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4.0
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3.0
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5.0
Kids Fiction
A New Origin Story for Batman

Batman Overdrive by Shea Fontana is a re-imagining of Batman’s origins. A young, pre-Batman Bruce Wayne is at the beginning of his vigilante lifestyle as he deals with his grief over the loss of both his parents. With the help of a few friends, Bruce begins remodeling his dad’s old...

July 08, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Fun and Educational

Flash Facts edited by Mayim Bialik is a collection of ten stories that are not just fun but also educational. Each chapter is written by a different author, featuring a different topic such as forensic science and weather in graphic novel form. Rated for ages 7 and up, the typeface...

July 08, 2021
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Lots of Laughs

Programmed for Laughs by Matt Chapman gives you exactly what you would expect in a joke book, but also more. Based on the new Netflix film The Mitchells vs. the Machines, this book features seven categories of jokes ranging from technology to family jokes. My ten year old loves how...

July 08, 2021
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Novelization of The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Connected by Michael Anthony Steele is a novelization of the movie The Mitchells vs. the Machines. We watched the movie on Netflix when it first became available, and it quickly rose to the top of our favorites list. The book has as well. It follows the adventures of one family...

July 08, 2021
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5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Beautifully Written Fairytale, 2021's Must Read

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim is a beautifully written fairy tale that whisks the reader away from reality to a world of adventure, magic, and romance. I devoured this story in just a few days, not wanting to set it down. Shiori and her brothers, Kiki and Seryu, and...

July 08, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
The Hunt for the Golden Acorn

Just as fun as the first! Super Turbo vs. the Flying Ninja Squirrels by Edgar Powers is the second book in the graphic novel series about the Superpet Superhero League. Classroom pets by day and superheroes at night, Turbo and his friends are investigating a series of mysterious noises coming...

July 08, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Classroom Pet by Day and Superhero at Night

I did not expect to love this one as much as I did! Super Turbo Saves the Day! by Edgar Powers is the first in a new graphic novel series featuring Turbo the classroom pet of classroom C. He is a classroom pet by day and superhero at night. In...

July 08, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
A Land Without Color

In this second installment of Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly, Ruskin is on a royal errand to find lava rocks to stop a deadly firestorm from destroying the kingdom when he and Cinder find their way into Shadow Hills. Here the land and dragons are cursed. There is no color, and...

July 08, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Ruskin's Adventures in Wrenly

The Coldfire Curse by Jordan Quinn is the first book in her graphic novel series Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly which is a spinoff of her ongoing chapter book series The Kingdom of Wrenly. Following the scarlet dragon Ruskin, who hatched in book two of the series, the book will take...

June 06, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Adventure and Mystery Abound

Curse of the Specter Queen by Jenny Elder Moke is Indiana Jones meets The Mummy (1999) and encompasses everything I could possibly want in a book. There’s action and adventure, a hint of romance, a curse, and a lot of puzzle solving all set in beautiful Ireland. Following Samantha Knox...

June 05, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Kids Nonfiction
Inspiring Biography for Kid's who Love the Stars

The Stuff Between the Stars by Sandra Nickel is a beautifully illustrated biography of Vera Rubin, the woman astronomer credited for proving the existence of dark matter. Following Vera’s curiosity as a child through her tenacity as an adult woman working in a “man’s world,” the story is inspiring, uplifting...

June 05, 2021 (Updated: June 05, 2021)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Everyone's Favorite Triplets in an All New Series

I don’t know who enjoyed this book more: my son or me! The Nightmare Formula by Tommy Greenwald is the first in a brand new series featuring our favorite duckling trio: Huey, Dewey and Louie from Ducktales. The book follows the triplets as they become Student Ambassadors and go to...

June 05, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Extra Points for Cuteness

What a cute story! Butler for Hire! by Tom Angleberger is the first book in a brand new, spin-off series about a chihuahua butler and his new job as a nanny to an adorable baby shrub. Fans of The Flytrap Files may recognize DJ Funkyfoot, the prim and proper former...

June 03, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
An Instant Classic

It took me nearly a full month of reading, but I finally finished Realm Breaker, the first book in a brand new fantasy series from Victoria Aveyard. I’m not really sure what I expected going into the book. I really enjoyed the Red Queen series, but I knew this was...

April 22, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
It's Time For the Sidekicks To Be the Heroes

This is a cute read! No Adults Allowed is the first book in a new series from author Gavin Aung Than. Junior Justice, JJ for short, is tired of being mistreated by his superhero partner, so he decides to form his own league, the Super Sidekicks. Joined by Dinomite, Flygirl,...

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