Archive for the ‘ Books ’ Category


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

Happy book birthday to Animus by Antoine Revoy! The residents of a quiet Japanese neighborhood have slowly come to realize that inauspicious, paranormal forces are at play in the most unlikely of places: the local playground. Two friends, a young boy and girl, resolve to exorcise the evil that inhabit it, including a snaggle-toothed monster. Read the Rest…

April 24, 2018
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol! All Vera wants to do is fit in—but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but Read the Rest…

April 24, 2018
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to The City on the Other Side by Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson! Isabel isn’t the kind of girl who goes on adventures. But that all changes when she stumbles through the invisible barrier that separates the human world from the fairy world. She quickly finds herself caught up in an age-old war Read the Rest…

April 17, 2018
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to One Day a Dot by Ian Lendler, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb! One Day a Dot explores the age-old question: Where did we come from? Where did everything come from? Starting with one tiny dot and continuing through the Big Bang to the rise of human societies, the story of our universe is told in Read the Rest…

April 17, 2018
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to Science Comics: Sharks by Joe Flood! This volume: In Sharks, we explore one of the most unfairly villainized and Hollywood-famous underwater predators. With their 400-million year history, their vital role in maintaining the ecosystem, their incredible specialized adaptations, and their various unique species, there is a lot more to sharks than just their Read the Rest…

April 10, 2018
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths by Graham Annable! Peter and Ernesto are sloths. Peter and Ernesto are friends. When Ernesto leaves to have a grand adventure, Peter stays behind and frets. The two friends grow even closer in separation, as Peter the homebody expands his horizons and Ernesto the wanderer Read the Rest…

April 3, 2018
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick and Thomas Taylor! Scarlett Hart is the last of a long line of monster hunters, and this stubborn young orphan is determined to carry on her dead parents’ work even if she’s too young to be licensed by the monster hunters union. With the help Read the Rest…

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

Happy book birthday to Science Comics: Robots & Drones This volume: In Robots & Drones, a mechanical dove named Pouli introduces a wide array of robots of various capacities. He covers one of the oldest robots, the coin-powered water fountain; everyday essentials like the coffee maker and the car; and even modern-day weapons of war. Pouli Read the Rest…

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 Read the Rest…

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 Read the Rest…