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Thornhill by Pam Smy – Book Review

Thornhoill by Pam Smy

Thornhill by Pam Smy Roaring Brook Press, 2017 544 Pages Middle Grade (8-12 and up)     This is both a graphic novel and a book, weaving one story in graphic format and another in prose. The story unfolds through the diary of a girl named Mary Baines, written in…

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Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves – Book Review

Forbidden Brides by Gaiman

Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of Dread Desire by Neil Gaiman & Illustrated by Shane Oakley Dark Horse Publishing, 2017 48 Pages Young Adult This short story is an art piece; the illustrations are purposely confusing and shadowy in a rough-angled way,…

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Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Anya's Ghost

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol FirstSecond Books, 2011 221 Pages Young Adult (13 and up) It isn’t a mystery how Vera Brosgol won the Eisner award (and others) for this ghost meets teen-angst masterpiece. It has a great storyline that deals with issues like dating and body image, the visuals…

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The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo by Drew Weing Greenwillow Books, 2016 128 Pages Middle Grade (8 and up) This amazing, fresh and funny cartoon delivers diversity of characters and an entertaining atmosphere of mystery! Suitable for younger ages, it’s an easy to read, colorful adventure through the shadowy…

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The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York

Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York

The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York: A Yarn for the Strange at Heart by Kory Merritt Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2015 128 Pages Middle Grade (11-14) Wandering in a seemingly endless swamp as night is falling, Jonathan realizes there is no way he’s going to find his way home before dark.…

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