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Night Animals

Night Animals cover

Title:   Night Animals
Author:   Gianna Marino
Series:   not applicable
Recommended for:   Preschoolers and children in early elementary grades.  Could also be helpful for teachers needing examples of irony.
Pages:   32 p.
Call Number/Link:   E MARINO, G.

Rating:   ****





Possum is hiding from the sounds in the night, and his fear sets off a chain reaction in the other night animals.


I really enjoyed this book and even (quietly) laughed out loud at one point.  It will be so fun to read out loud to a group!  Possum, Skunk and Bear are all terrified of the NIGHT ANIMALS.  You can guess what another animal pointed out to them….

I liked it so much that I recommended it to a patron within five minutes of reading it.


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Posted by on July 15, 2015 in Funny, Picture Books


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22554204Title: Lumberjanes
Author: Noelle Stevenson
Series: Lumberjanes
Recommended for: 5th grade and up
Pages: 128
Call Number/Link:  GN J Stevenson, N 

Synopsis: At Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s camp for hard-core lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together… And they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here.

This is just an amazingly, fun graphic novel. The four friends get into all sorts of trouble due to their adventures. I laughed the most at their poor camp counselor who they’re often giving the slip to. It’s very female positive, but it isn’t preachy in the least. The coloring and artwork are spot one. I love that girls have varying body types that were realistic and not sexualized.  It’s very fast paced and filled with tons of adventure, making it an excellent recommendation for everyone of all ages. It does end with a cliff-hanger that will have fans screaming for more. Expect to see this one on tons of best graphic novel lists in the future.


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Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Graphic Novels, Juv, Uncategorized


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