Tag Archives: Filipino

The Adventures of Team Pom: Squid Happens by Isabel Roxas

All may seem ordinary in the quiet Queens neighborhood of Shadyside where this graphic is set, but adventure and nefarious activity is afoot, as a trio of girls finds out.  Continue reading

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Graphic Novel Ghosts: Sheets and Lola

Sheets by Brenna Thummler. Lion Forge Comics, 2018. ISBN 978-1941302675. Read on hoopla. 13-year-old Marjorie Glatt has been running a small laundromat by herself ever since her mother died, while going to school and caring for her younger brother.  Her … Continue reading

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4 Unique Fantasy Books for Kids

Seeing as how it’s March already, I’m going to try to finish reviewing all my Cybils books this week, so I can move on to the books I’m reading this year.   Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr. Pajama Press, 2017. This … Continue reading

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Space Hostages by Sophia McDougall

Hooray! The sequel to last year’s Cybils finalist Mars Evacuees.   Space Hostages by Sophia McDougall. Published in the U.K. by Egmont, 2015, in the U.S. by Harper, 2016. Following her return from Mars and the publication of her memoir … Continue reading

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Blackbird Fly

I don’t read very much contemporary realistic fiction, but when Brandy posted about a middle grade book with a Filipina protagonist a while back, I actually exclaimed out loud and went to track it down right away. This turns out … Continue reading

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