Reviews written by Lillian McCurry, Indie Co-Manager

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September 30, 2021 (Updated: September 30, 2021)
Overall rating
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
An Environmental Adventure

An environmental adventure! Ocean's Revenge by Gavin Aung Than is the second book in the graphic novel series Super Sidekicks, featuring Junior Justice, Flygirl, Dinomite, and Goo. In this installment, the Super Sidekicks are faced with a mystery to solve and a creature to stop. The superheroes of the world...

September 29, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
An Entertaining Mystery

An entertaining sequel! Banana Fox and the Book-Eating Robot by James Kochalka is the sophomore novel in the Banana Fox graphic series. In this installment, Flashlight teams up with William to save Banana Fox from library jail and the clutches of Sour Grape Junior. With Sour Grape Junior too young...

September 29, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
A Laugh Out Loud Mystery

A humorous mystery! Banana Fox and the Secret Sour Society by James Kochalka is the first in a graphic novel series for kids featuring the yellow, banana smoothie loving fox and his sidekick Flashlight. In this installment, Banana Fox is asked to solve the mystery of a missing turtle. The...

September 29, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
A Laugh Out Loud Mystery

A humorous mystery! Banana Fox and the Secret Sour Society by James Kochalka is the first in a graphic novel series for kids featuring the yellow, banana smoothie loving fox and his sidekick Flashlight. In this installment, Banana Fox is asked to solve the mystery of a missing turtle. The...

September 28, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Learning Your Limits

Ms. Marvel: Stretched Thin by Nadia Shammas is a middle-grade graphic novel featuring New Jersey's newest teen superhero. Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, is struggling to adjust to her new life as a superhero. Balancing school, family, friends, and training with the Avengers, Kamala is exhausted and feels as though...

September 20, 2021
Overall rating
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
A Food Fight of Epic Proportions

Game of Scones is the first book in a new series from illustrator "The Doodle Boy" Joe Whale and Eric Luper. Here readers are introduced to the food in the cafeteria at Belching Walrus Elementary. The story follows Slice (pizza), Scoop (ice cream), and Totz (a tater tot) as they...

September 16, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
It's Your Favorite Spider Turned Pig

This is a fun read! Great Power, No Responsibility by Steve Foxe, illustrated by Shadia Amin, is the first in a new graphic novel series featuring Spider-Ham, everyone's friendly neighborhood pig. In this adventure, Spider-Ham is presented with the key to the city of New Yolk by Mayor McGoat. He...

September 16, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
As Engaging, Entertaining, and Heartfelt as the Cartoon It's Based On

What Once Was Mine by Liz Braswell is the twelfth installment of the series A Twisted Tale that takes a single action in a fairy tale and asks “What if”. This time the question is “What if Rapunzel’s mother drank a potion from the wrong flower?” I quite honestly loved...

September 15, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
A Spooky Treat For Early Readers

Dino-Zombies! by Rick Chrustowski is an exciting and engaging picture book for early readers who celebrate Halloween. Dino-zombies of all shapes and sizes come out to hunt for candy on Halloween night, but these zombies aren't scary. They eat sugary candy to survive, leaving little for the other trick-or-treaters. ...

September 06, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Magical Creatures in Nature

Willodeen is the newest book from NYT‘s bestseller Katherine Applegate about a young girl who risks everything for a creature no one wants. An intelligent animal-lover, eleven year old Willodeen spends her days in the forests surrounding her village, studying the animals who live there and their habitats. Her favorite...

September 06, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A New Fantasy Classic

Forestborn by debut author Elayne Audrey Becker is a fantastical tale that will sweep readers into a land where magic is reawakening and war looms. Rora is a shifter, born in the wilds of the Vale, an orphan who has made a home working as a spy for the king...

August 22, 2021 (Updated: August 22, 2021)
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fact and Fiction Blur in this Sweet Teen Romance

FAKING REALITY by Sara Fujimura is a sweet, contemporary teen romance about a reality TV star, her best friend, and growing up. Living her life online and in the public eye has never been easy, and Dakota can't say she is upset that her reign as America's DIY princess is...

August 17, 2021 (Updated: August 18, 2021)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot/Story
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable)
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable)
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Betrayal and Romance Abound

House of Eclipses is the first book in a brand new duology from author Casey L. Bond. As the third daughter of the Aten of Helios, Noor is not expected to inherit her father's throne. So when the ruler of Lumina reaches out to the Aten to strike a deal...

August 17, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
An Out of This World Adventure

Reptoids From Space by David Fremont is an out-of-this-world adventure sure to please kids who enjoy the humor and action of Dogman and Captain Underpants. Following Carlton Crumple, the story begins when a toy UFO is mistaken for the real thing. Carlton hastily chases the toy drone causing a bit...

August 17, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Out of this World Laughs and Adventure

Buddy Burger is back in the second installment of Alien Superstar, "Lights, Camera, Danger!" by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver. A rising Hollywood star, Buddy is learning to balance his new life on planet Earth all while continuing to hide his true identity. But can that continue with the arrival...

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