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HoodWitch By Faylita Hicks Cover Image
ISBN: 9781946724243
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Acre Books - October 15th, 2019


I'm finding my words insufficient for describing what Hicks has achieved with this book of poetry, so I'm going to quote Tyrese Coleman: “These poems explore Black femme power and the reclaiming of those harmed bodies...and embracing the nonbinary femme body through a miasma of language and imagery that conjures Christian, Afrofuturist, and Voodoo mysticism; it’s all beautifully visceral and real.”


Polar Bear Explorer’s Club

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The Polar Bear Explorers' Club (The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club #1) By Alex Bell, Tomislav Tomic (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alex Bell, Tomislav Tomic (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534406476
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 12th, 2019

A magical, wintery adventure filled with fairies dinosaurs, and mustachioed mayhem. Stella is out to prove girls can be explorers too, and maybe break some other misconceptions while she’s at it.


Lost Words

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The Lost Words By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781487005382
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Published: Anansi International - October 2nd, 2018


A magnificent ode to the disappearing natural world. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, and the intertwining of letters and images has a great effect. The concept is also very appealing for logophiles (such as yours truly).


Give Me Back My Bones

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Give Me Back My Bones! By Kim Norman, Bob Kolar (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kim Norman, Bob Kolar (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763688417
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Candlewick - July 16th, 2019


Poor Pirate Skeleton, he just wants to be whole again! And to teach kids about skeletal anatomy. Cute rhymes, bright colors, and pirates are a winning combination. Added plus: it's a good spooky-time book without being all about Halloween.


Monster, She Wrote

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Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction By Lisa Kröger, Melanie R. Anderson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683691389
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Published: Quirk Books - September 17th, 2019


This is a great place to start if you're a horror lover looking for more authors to read. There are so many mentioned in this book, not just the big names. I appreciate the trigger warnings that accompany discussions of some works, as there are some topics you may want to know about ahead of time. A beautiful ode to women horror and speculative fiction writers (including pulp fiction!).



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