Reviews written by Bethany Wicker, Listings Manager & Staff Reviewer

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February 07, 2022
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Fairytale Retelling with all the feels

All Rika wants is to find out where she belongs in the world. Having an Asian mother and white father paints a target on her back within the Little Tokyo society. Even though her cousins and aunts take good care of her, there's still that hole that stems from the...

February 04, 2022
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
Kids Fiction
House Full of Family Love

Atop a hill, there's a rundown house that doesn't look the greatest on the outside, but inside lives a large family that's full of love. Even though their living situation isn't the best, they make the most of it and make up for what's lacking in the house with the...

February 04, 2022
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Kids Fiction
Sweet and Funny

Stig is like any other Viking who loves stew and fresh air, but there's one that makes him completely different. He hates the sea. When he sees Ingrid, it's love at first sight. The only problem is that she loves the sea and is always on her boat. For this...

February 03, 2022
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Characters of Every Nationality

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE I LOVE YOU is a children's book full of love across all nationalities. The inclusion of diversity is incredible and makes this a must have for Valentine's Day, no matter what culture you're from . It's about how people, both adults and children, share and receive...

February 03, 2022
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5.0
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Powerful Message About Cultural Differences

In EYES THAT SPEAK TO THE STARS, a little boy his upset when his friend draws his eyes as lines rather than open like everyone else's. When he questions his dad about this, he expresses how hurt he is by being drawn differently from the others. His dad comes back...

February 03, 2022
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5.0
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5.0
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Another Hit from Eric Carle

I LOVE MOM WITH THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR celebrates mothers everywhere and gives props to everything they do for their children. Moms lift their children up and hold them close, even when they "monkey" around. The illustrations follow the traditional Eric Carle style with bright colors and animals for the...

February 03, 2022
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
Kids Fiction
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Word

ONCE UPON A FOREST is a touching story told through the power of pictures. After a wildfire tears through a forest and burns down everything in its path, a marmot and a bird team up to bring life back to it. While most of the book is black and white,...

February 03, 2022
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Corny and Fun

HARRY POTTER: JOKE SHOP uses the magic of water to reveal the answers to jokes and some hidden images. It comes with a paintbrush to dip into the water and spread on the white areas throughout the book. As an image or words appear, it looks as if you cast...

February 02, 2022
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Love for Mama

Llama Llama loves his mom and all the things they do together, especially making cookies and eating sweets. His mom shows her love in the things she does for him, like with the food she makes. So, he also wants her to know just how amazing she is so shares...

February 02, 2022
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Middle Grade Fiction
Overcoming Grief and Finding Love

When Avery's brother Whit passes away from a football injury, her whole family breaks. He was the star of the family and he and Avery were close. Even going to school becomes harder for her. When an EMT brings home Whit's belongings, Avery holds onto his phone like it's a...

January 31, 2022
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
Kids Fiction
Perfect for Lucha Libre Fans

Mr. Tiger works out everything because he's a wrestler. He's the strongest of them all and also has a cute little puppy to keep him company (Fifi). The only other thing he could hope for is a friend. He has a lot of friends inside of the ring, but outside...

January 31, 2022
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5.0
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5.0
Heartwarming and Thought Provoking

On the corner of a neighborhood street sits a queen. Nobody ever notices her or pays her any mind. Nobody except for one little girl. This little girl sees the woman as a superhero, guarding their houses. One night while everyone's asleep, a fire starts in one of the houses...

January 31, 2022
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Riveting and Inspiring Sequel

Let me start by saying I lost sleep over this book. It's one of those books that you start in the evening but absolutely have to stay up and finish. After getting accepted to debut in the first ever girl K-Pop band from S.A.Y. Industries,...

January 30, 2022
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Perfect Read for New and Old K-Pop Fans

When Candace tries out for a K-Pop girl band, she never believed she had a chance. But when the company calls her back, she's over the moon. Next task, convince her parents to let her give it a real go. Both her mom and dad moved to Korea to give...

January 25, 2022
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Just as amazing as the first

Now that Roar knows there's more to her than just being ordinary, she needs to return to her kingdom as soon as possible. The only problem is that she's scared to tell everyone her true identity. Especially Locke. Throughout their journey, Roar and Locke have grown closer and closer. She's...

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