March 27, 2018
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy Book Birthday to the newest book from Gene Luen Yang & Mike Holmes’ awesome Secret Coders series, Potions & Parameters!

The Secret Coders series really picks up steam in the fifth volume, Paths & Portals. We learn more about the secret history of Stately Academy. And Josh,who you might have written off as an annoying jerk-face, turns out to be an important part of the team.

Make sure to check this series out and start your journey to being a coding master!

March 20, 2018
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to New Shoes by Sara Varon!

Francis the donkey is the best shoemaker in the village. He uses the finest coconut wood for the soles and wild tiger grass for the uppers. Best of all, he embroiders the shoes with colorful designs and patterns.  From star talent Sara Varon (Robot Dreams) comes a new favorite. New Shoes introduces young readers to variety of animals to teach a valuable lesson on embracing other people’s differences.

March 20, 2018
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

 

Happy book birthday to Star Scouts: League of Lasers by Mike Lawrence!

Avani has found the one place in the universe where she fits in: Star Scouts. Among this ragtag group of intergalactic scouts, Avani can really be herself. And now that her new (human) friend, Jen,  has joined the troop, things are better than ever. (For Avani, that is—Mabel, her alien best friend, isn’t too happy about it.) During a troop meeting, Avani receives an invitation to join a secret society of elite scouts known as the League of Lasers. She is eager to join their ranks, but first she must survive her initiation challenge!

March 13, 2018
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

 

Happy book birthday to Monsters Beware by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado!

Monsters Beware! continues the funny, fast, high-energy storytelling and inventive, perilous fantasy landscape established by the popular prequels, Dragons Beware! and Giants Beware! Make sure to pick all of them up.

March 6, 2018
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to brazen by Pénélope Bagieu!

With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of formidable female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison, or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, their stories are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.

February 27, 2018
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to Cucumber Quest: The Ripple Kingdom by Gigi D.G.!

Join nerdy magician Cucumber and his feisty knight-in-training little sister, Almond, as they set out to retrieve the Dream Sword, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat Evil Queen Cordelia’s Nightmare Knight. Cucumber Quest: The Ripple  Kingdom is the second of a series of delightfully pun-filled middle grade graphic novel that anyone would love!

February 13, 2018
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang!

Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances—one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.

February 6, 2018
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to Is This Guy for Real?: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman by Box Brown.

Comedian and performer Andy Kaufman’s resume was impressive—a popular role on the beloved sitcom Taxi, a high-profile stand-up career, and a surprisingly successful stint in professional wrestling. Although he was by all accounts a sensitive and thoughtful person, he’s ironically best remembered for his various contemptible personas, which were so committed and so convincing that all but his closest family and friends were completely taken in.

 

January 30, 2018
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to George O’Connor’s latest Olympians graphic novel, Hermes: Tales of a Trickster !

This series is up to ten volumes, and all of them are delightful. If you haven’t checked out these graphic novels yet, now’s your chance!

 

January 9, 2018
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell!

This semi-autobiographical tale is set in 1967 Texas, against the backdrop of the fight for civil rights. A white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood in the suburbs and a black family from its poorest ward cross Houston’s color line, overcoming humiliation, degradation, and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman.