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3 Fun Graphic Novels for Kids

Here are a handful of fun graphic novels my kids (mostly both the 7 and the 12 year old) and I have read and enjoyed recently. Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson. Scholastic, 2015. True confession: this is one my love … Continue reading

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The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again

Where else but the Book Smugglers would I run across a book as delightful and off-beat as this one? The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again by A.C. Wise. Lethe Press, 2015. A series of linked short stories … Continue reading

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Cybils Teen Graphic Novel Finalists

The last of my series reading selections from the 2015 Cybils finalists – here are the others: Cybils Teen Spec Fic Finalists Cybils Countdown – Easy Reader Finalists Cybils Countdown – Picture Book Finalists Cybils Countdown – MG Graphic Novel Finalists … Continue reading

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School for Sidekicks

Can you have too many middle grade superhero novels? Not if they’re well done! School for Sidekicks. The Academy of Metahuman Operatives #1 by Kelly McCullough. Feiwel and Friends, 2015. Years ago, the Hero Bomb went off in St.Paul/Minneapolis, killing … Continue reading

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3 More Cybils Spec Fic Nominees – Familiar Authors

Here are three more from my Cybils reading – only this time, books that were on my TBR list before they were nominated, as they’re from authors I’ve enjoyed in the past. Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder. Random House … Continue reading

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Almost Super

Here’s a book that’s great for fans of superheroes and silliness! Almost Super by Marion Jensen. Harper, 2014. It’s the day Rafter and Benny Bailey have been waiting for their whole lives: February 29 after they’ve both turned twelve. (Rafter … Continue reading

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The Shadow Hero

I’m tagging in at the very end of the More Diverse Universe that Aarti over at Booklust is hosting. Looking closely at the rules, I realized that none of the books with diverse characters that I already have waiting to … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain

We have a soft spot for superhero books at my house, which is why I was happy to accept this review copy from the author. Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain by Richard Roberts. Curiosity Quills, 2014. Middle … Continue reading

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Starling

Starling by Sage Stossel. InkLit, 2013. Amy was recruited as an official superhero – Starling – shortly after she knocked out a would-be kidnapper with electricity from her fists. While it was a great ego boost, it’s still an unpaid … Continue reading

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Velveteen vs.

My love is always on the look-out for new superhero-themed books to listen to, and this is one that he bought and loved so much that he burned it onto to CD for me to listen to in my car, … Continue reading

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