Kids 7/23

Wombat (Staff Pick)

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Wombat By Philip Bunting, Philip Bunting (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Philip Bunting, Philip Bunting (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623543914
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Published: Charlesbridge - June 13th, 2023

Simple, clever, and quick. My toddler is enthralled by this book (particularly vombat, see page 12ish) and asks for “bat” every night.

- Katie


Mulysses (Staff Pick)

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Mulysses By Øyvind Torseter (Created by), Kari Dickson (Translator) Cover Image
By Øyvind Torseter (Created by), Kari Dickson (Translator)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781592702763
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - April 11th, 2023

Mulysses is down on his luck! With his apartment gone and job no longer, he must find a way to turn the tides and get back on his feet. Join him on an epic journey to bring back the world's biggest eye in order to lock down $5,000. Full of humor, fun illustrations and a loveable underdog, this book is sure to give you quite the adventure.

- Jane


Neverforgotten (Staff Pick)

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Neverforgotten By Alejandra Algorta, Aida Salazar (Translated by), Iván Rickenmann (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alejandra Algorta, Aida Salazar (Translated by), Iván Rickenmann (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781646142040
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Published: Levine Querido - May 2nd, 2023

This book, the product of a debut novelist, translator, and children's book illustrator, blew me away. A poetic coming of age story set in a Bogotá so richly rendered you feel as if you’re there, racing through the streets on a bicycle alongside Fabio and his friends.

Spanish and bilingual hardcover versions also available!

- Catherine


Bea Wolf (Staff Pick)

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Bea Wolf By Zach Weinersmith, Boulet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Zach Weinersmith, Boulet (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250776297
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Published: First Second - March 21st, 2023

This is just so much fun. It’s intended for middle-grade readers, but there’s no reason it won’t delight both young and old. Boulet provides gorgeous illustrations to accompany Weinersmith’s poetics, rich in the alliteration and kennings (e.g. “sun-starved” = “dark”) that characterize Germanic poetry. When it comes time for their professor to make them read Beowulf in college, it will be with the glint of recognition that they knew the tale all along.

- James


Thieves (Staff Pick)

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Thieves By Lucie Bryon Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781838741198
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Published: Nobrow - October 4th, 2022

Thieves is a mischievous little love story that will have you clutching at your chest one second and laughing out loud the next. Drawn in the most endearing and adorable art style, this graphic novel is follows two "accidental" thieves and their (failed) shenanigans trying to right their wrongs. It's the perfect pick-me-up with a whole lot of heart.

- Cindy


The Curse at Witch Camp: Accursed Vampire 2 (Staff Pick)

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The Accursed Vampire #2: The Curse at Witch Camp By Madeline McGrane, Madeline McGrane (Illustrator) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062954381
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 21st, 2023

The vampires are going to camp!! Join three of my favorite vampires as they go to magic camp, learn new things, make new friends, and fight old enemies. A funny and honest look at camp through the ends of vampires. Perfect for the precocious reader in your life.

- Katherine


Hello World (Staff Pick)

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Hello World!: A high-contrast book for babies (Happy Baby) By Amelia Hepworth, Cani Chen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Amelia Hepworth, Cani Chen (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781664350106
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Published: Tiger Tales - January 25th, 2022

The brightly colored high contrast pictures, opportunity to buzz, snore, wiggle, & wriggle, and just enough words to count as reading, make this fantastic for introducing the youngest readers to the joys of books. Currently my 3-month old's favorite book!

- Josh


The Great American Whatever (Staff Pick)

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The Great American Whatever By Tim Federle Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481404105
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 25th, 2017

Quinn is the kind of protagonist you love to hate but soon just love. His story is one of raw emotion, loss, and plenty of sarcasm. As he tries to figure out life after the death of his sister, he learns just how important it is to have a best friend---and to be one too. And he also learns that having a fun crush on a stunning boy can certainly lift the spirits. Not every lesson has to be a serious one.

- Meghan, Writer in Residence


Heartstopper Vol 1 (Staff Pick)

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Heartstopper #1: A Graphic Novel By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338617436
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Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

Navigating school can be tough, but navigating school as a young queer person can be even more difficult. Follow Nick and Charlie as their unlikely friendship blossoms into something more. This book is like receiving a warm hug.

- Connor


The Crossover (graphic novel) (Staff Pick)

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The Crossover Graphic Novel (The Crossover Series) By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328575494
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Published: Clarion Books - September 24th, 2019

From the color scheme to the font, from the illustrations to the verse, this graphic novel adaptation of Alexander’s novel is straight-up magic. The different elements captures the kinetic frenzy of basketball (and the ups/downs of the protagonist’s life) so well, making for a dynamic read!

- Manasa


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