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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…

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 Read the Rest…

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 Read the Rest…

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 Read the Rest…

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 Read the Rest…

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 Read the Rest…

November 7, 2017
Posted by: Kiara Valdez
Categories: Books

Happy book birthday to the forth and last book in the grotesque and wonderful Demon series, Demon Volume 4 by Jason Shiga. Reminder:  Jason’s four-volume epic is NOT for kids. SERIOUSLY. Demon follows Jimmy Yee, a man who cannot die, no matter how hard he tries. Although he’s seemingly immortal, Jimmy’s real super power is his brain. He’s Read the Rest…