Table Titans Club – read it!
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by Rosemary Kiladitis
2M ago
Table Titans Club, by Scott Kurtz, (March 2024, Holiday House), $22.99, ISBN: 9780823453160 Ages 8-12 Eisner Award Winner Scott Kurtz crafts a hands-down fantastic story about the power of a good role-playing group in this middle grade graphic novel. Val – short for Valeria – is the new kid in school, and she’s got a ..read more
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A British Girl’s Guide to Hurricanes and Heartbreak coming to paperback in August!
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by Rosemary Kiladitis
2M ago
A British Girl’s Guide to Hurricanes and Heartbreak, by Laura Taylor-Namey, (Sept. 2023, Atheneum Books for Young Readers), $19.99, ISBN: 9781665915335 Ages 12+ I am a latecomer to this one – my 2023 was a case study in “my spirit was willing but my reading ability was weak” – but you don’t need to be ..read more
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Batter Up: Books for Baseball Season!
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by Rosemary Kiladitis
2M ago
The baseball season just started earlier this week, and the kids in my library are loving it (we’re stops from CitiField, so we’ve got a lot of Mets fans here – and we even have a Mets library card). What else happens during baseball season? Baseball books! Let’s take a look at a few recently ..read more
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Graphic Novels Catch-Up
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by Rosemary Kiladitis
7M ago
Dog & Hat and the Lunar Eclipse Picnic : Book No. 2, by Darin Shuler, (May 2023, Chronicle Books), $15.99, ISBN: 9781797206899 Ages 7-10 This surrealistic comic series stars a dog, a sentient hat, and their best friend, an ant. In this second series installment, Ant dreams about her mother, who wants her to visit her ..read more
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We’re Not Gonna Take: Love & Resistance by Kara H.L. Chen
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by Rosemary Kiladitis
7M ago
Love & Resistance, by Kara H.L. Chen, (July 2023, Quill Tree Books), $19.99, ISBN: 9780063237834 Ages 13-17 Enough is enough for one Taiwanese-American teen who goes up against her school’s VIPs – with the help of some new friends. Olivia Chang, daughter of a military mom, is at her fourth school in seven years; she’s ..read more
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Hungry Ghost takes a deep dive into disordered eating
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by Rosemary Kiladitis
7M ago
Hungry Ghost, by Victoria Ying, (Apr. 2023, First Second), $24.99, ISBN: 9781250766991 Ages 12+ Valerie Chu tries to be the perfect daughter. She’s studious and quiet; she’s an obedient daughter. Her mother’s obsession with food and being thin starts early, when she tells Valerie “don’t eat, just taste” a piece of her own birthday cake ..read more
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While You Were Dreaming – Alisha Rai does YA!
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by Rosemary Kiladitis
7M ago
While You Were Dreaming, by Alisha Rai, (March 2023, Quill Tree Books), $19.99, ISBN: 9780063083967 Ages 13+ Best-selling romance author Alisha Rai released her debut YA novel, While You Were Dreaming, and it is so good! Sonia is a teen living with her undocumented sister, Kareena, after her mother is deported. Sonia lives in constant ..read more
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Tales from the TBR: The Kids Under the Stairs
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by Rosemary Kiladitis
7M ago
More reporting as I continue scaling Mount TBR. Two years ago, I read BenBee and the Teacher Griefer; the first in a new series from KA Holt. The Minecraft-looking cover art and storyline drew me in – I’m a kids’ librarian and a mom, Minecraft and Roblox is allllll around me – and seriously, a ..read more
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BOOK BLITZ! NatGeo Explorer Academy Forbidden Island
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by Rosemary Kiladitis
7M ago
Buy | Goodreads | Trailer A heart-pounding final showdown changes the life of Cruz Coronado forever in the seventh and final book in this thrilling fact-based fiction series. Amid assignments that take the Explorer Academy recruits from the iceberg-filled waters of Antarctica to the bone-dry deserts of Argentina, Cruz Coronado is scrambling to complete the last piece ..read more
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Belittled Women: A Little Women for a new age
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by Rosemary Kiladitis
7M ago
Belittled Women, by Amanda Sellett, (Nov. 2022, Clarion Books), $18.99, ISBN: 9780358567356 Ages 14+ Don’t ask Jo Porter how she feels about Little Women: she lives it. No, seriously. Her mother is a bit obsessed; not only did she name her three daughters Jo, Meg, and Bethamy (a mashup of Beth and Amy), and refer ..read more
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