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Guest Post: Otis Frampton with Oddly Normal Blog Tour with Giveaway

[Edited 10/30/15 to add] I am updating this to include it in Mother Daughter Books Giveaway Linky Party, and extending the giveaway deadline to 11/3/15.  Please leave a comment to enter the giveaway! And head on over the Mother Daughter … Continue reading

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Nimona and Lumberjanes

Is there a universe where I could read everything I want to that sounds good? Can I live there, please? It took me longer than I wished to get to these (and many other titles) because there’s so much else … Continue reading

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Dragons Beware!

I was very excited to find this on the shelf at my home library on a summer visit with the kids – we all loved the first book, Giants Beware! Dragons Beware! By Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado. First Second, … Continue reading

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Interstellar Cinderella and Snow White and the Seven Robots

Here are two recent STEM-friendly sci-fi fairy tale retellings for young readers – one from the library and one my love found at our friendly local comic book store. Interstellar Cinderella. By Deborah Underwood. Illustrated by Meg Hunt. Chronicle Kids, … Continue reading

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Cybils Middle Grade Graphic Novel Finalists

I read four of the seven finalists in the 2014 Cybils Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels category – the other three were not available through my libraries. Here’s a rundown of them: El Deafo by Cece Bell. Amulet Books, 2014. This … Continue reading

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Around the World

My friend A~, with whom I share many aspects of taste in books (including getting reading material primarily from the public library), is not generally one for graphic novels. So when she has laid down money for one, and then … Continue reading

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Sisters

I’ve enjoyed both Smile and Drama, and was very excited to see this coming out! (Also, Raina is really nice in person – you should go meet her if you have the chance!) Sisters by Raina Telgemeier. Graphix, 2014. Telgemeier … Continue reading

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Target Practice

Target Practice. Cleopatra in Space Vol 1. by Mike Maihick. Graphix, 2014. Cleopatra, before she was queen, was a teenaged girl trying to worm her way out of formal lessons so she could spend more time perfecting her slingshot skills. … Continue reading

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The Return of Zita the Spacegirl

We’ve been fans of Zita since the first one came out – I hopped right in line for this one as soon as I saw it in the library catalog. The Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke. First … Continue reading

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Zeus: King of the Gods

Apologies for the day off yesterday – my daughter had her preschool graduation ceremony, which was both adorable and completely threw off normal routines. Much like young children in general, come to think of it. It seems to be kids’ … Continue reading

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