November 2018


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Sanity & Tallulah By Molly Brooks, Molly Brooks (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Molly Brooks, Molly Brooks (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781368022804
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

A fun story about two smart girls in their space station home with their three-headed kitten named Princess, Sparkle, and Destroyer of Worlds. What's not to love? I really enjoyed the relationship treatment in the story, both with the girls' friendship, their familial relationships, and the relationships amongst coworkers on the station.


A Skinful of Shadows

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A Skinful of Shadows By Frances Hardinge Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419725722
Published: Amulet Books - October 17th, 2017


The perfect slightly-spooky autumn read, this is the story of Makepeace, a teenage girl with the ability to see, communicate, and bodily cohabit with ghosts. The plot deftly interweaves the supernatural with the events of the English Civil War, and the magic system feels creative and original. I loved Makepeace and all her ghosts.



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Illegal By Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin, Giovanni Rigano (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492665823
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - August 7th, 2018


Where the news stories wash over you, this graphic novel of one boy's journey from central Africa to Italy will open your eyes and stay in your heart. Beautifully told and illustrated. Appropriate for young and old.



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Swing By Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780310761914
Published: Blink - October 2nd, 2018


Alexander (along with Mary Rand Hess) has done it again! Swing is a coming-of-age tale that feels accessible and urgent. Covering everything from baseball to high school romance, jazz to heartbreak, Swing tells the story of two best friends longing to express themselves. Their path to becoming seen might not always feel straightforward, but what does in high school?



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Sadie: A Novel By Courtney Summers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250105714
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 4th, 2018


Sadie's sister was murdered, and she knows who did it. She decides to track down the killer herself after the cops' unsatisfactory investigation, but goes missing along the way. Sadie's narrative is intertwined with that of Wes, who is following her trail and making a Serial-like podcast as he tries to find her--this book is tense, twisty, and heart-wrenching and perfect for fans of true crime. Best book I've read this year.


Go, Went, Gone

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Go, Went, Gone By Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811225946
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Published: New Directions - September 26th, 2017


Superior writing about a retired professor from East Berlin who unwittingly befriends homeless African refugees. Subtle layering of ancient and recent history, politics and cultures. All delivered in quite gestures and conversations. Outstanding reviews from across the globe. Book group gold.



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