Surfside Girls: The Secret of Danger Point

December 21, 2017

Surfside Girls: The Secret of Danger Point Surfside Girls #1 by Kim Dwinell Graphic Novel Mystery Supernatural * * * * Stars (Great!) Samantha and Jade (both 12) discover an underwater cave at Danger Point, which has just been bought by a developer that wants to put up a big hotel.  When Sam explores further, she meets a whole host of ghosts who want her help to protect the land. …

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Babysitter’s Club: The Truth About Stacey

December 20, 2017

The Truth About Stacey Babysitter’s Club #3 by Raina Telgemeier Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) In this book we learn about when Stacey gets her diabetes and how she lived in New York.  The Babysitter’s Club also faces some difficulties.  The reason I gave it 5 stars was because I read it in one day!

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Tea Dragon Society

November 14, 2017

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill Fantasy Graphic Novel * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Greta is training to become a blacksmith and isn’t really seeing the value in producing something like swords, which no one really uses anymore.  Then she finds a tiny green dragon – one of the tea dragons – whose caretaker introduces her to the care and keeping of these special creatures and it…

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Through the Woods

November 14, 2017

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll Graphic Novel Horror Short Stories Supernatural Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Emily Carroll shares 5 chilling tales in this short story, graphic novel collection.  Murders, ghosts, voices in the dark, supernatural creatures, inexplicable happenings.  Sharp reds bleed through black and grey pages, highlighting suspenseful and terrifying scenes.  Corpses and blood and disturbing teeth permeate these pages, but scenes are not overly…

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Ms Marvel comics – Librarian Review

September 2, 2017

Ms. Marvel comics written by G. Willow Wilson illustrated by Mirka Andolfo, Takeshi Miyazawa, & Francesco Gaston Comics Superhero * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) If you aren’t already reading Ms. Marvel, you should drop everything now and start.  She’s a smart, funny, Muslim teenager who develops superpowers and must choose how to use them responsibly while maintaining her friendships and being part of her close-knit family.  There are…

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur – Librarian Review

August 31, 2017

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF Written by Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare Art by Natacha Bustos Comics/Graphic Novel Science Fiction Superhero * * * * Stars (Great!) 9-year-old Lunella (Moon Girl) is frantically searching for the Omni-Wave Projector so that she can use it to reverse engineer a cure for humans who have been affected by the Terrigen cloud (those who have inhuman genes that change when…

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Dork Diaries 3: Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star

August 11, 2017

Tales from a Not-S0-Talented Pop Star Dork Diaries #3 by Rachel Renee Russell Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I like all of the Dork Diaries books because there is a different message in each of them.  My favorite one is #3 because Nikki and her friends form a band for a contest and they have lots of different scenarios and adventures.

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Brave

June 29, 2017

Brave by Svetlana Chmakova Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) The book is about a middle-schooler named Jensen who is teased for his looks and hobbies.  When the newspaper club asks him to help in a project about bullying and how it impacts us, he realizes that being brave is all it takes.

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Dumbest Idea Ever

June 29, 2017

The Dumbest Idea Ever by Jimmy Gownley Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction Review #1 At thirteen, Jimmy was popular, at the top of the class, and the leading scorer on his basketball team.  But all that changed when chicken pox forced him to miss the championship game.  Then things went from bad to worse when he got pneumonia and missed more school.  Before Jimmy knew it, his grades were sinking and…

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Goosebumps: Slappy’s Tales of Horror

June 12, 2017

Slappy’s Tales of Horror Goosebumps series by R. L. Stine Graphic Novel Horror Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) “Slappy’s Tales of Horror” was pretty good.  I didn’t like how they ended each story and left you hanging off a cliff.  I did like each story, though.  I like how it requires you to think about what is actually happening.

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