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Ultra: Seven Days by Joshua Luna, Jonathan Luna (2008)
    Reviewed by billba on January 10, 2014 tagged graphic novelsuperhero
    Pearl Penalosa, the celebrity superhero Ultra, has seven days to find true love, if she can survive that long.

Battle Bunny by John Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Matthew Myers (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on January 3, 2014 tagged humorpicture book
    When Alex gets a boring picture book for a birthday gift, he transforms it into a violent masterpiece.

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (2004)
    Reviewed by billba on December 27, 2013 tagged classiccoming of agescience fiction
    A 32 year-old with the mind of a child undergoes experimental surgery to amplify his intelligence.

Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on December 20, 2013 tagged fantasygraphic novelhumor
    Stoker-on-Avon’s pathetic monster goes on a road trip to learn how to give people a good scare.

Randolph Caldecott The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing by Leonard S. Marcus (2013)
    Reviewed by billba on December 13, 2013 tagged artbiographypicture book
    Bank clerk Randolph Caldecott taught himself to draw and forever changed the way children’s books were illustrated.

We Who Are About To... by Joanna Russ (1977)
    Reviewed by guest on December 6, 2013 tagged science fiction
    After a crash landing on a deserted planet, a woman tells the men who plan to populate the planet to go take a hike.

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on November 29, 2013 tagged coming of agehorrorhumor
    What’s worse? A coach who won’t listen, bullies who want to beat you up, or zombie cows?

The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on November 22, 2013 tagged biographychapter bookfantasyhumor
    If Andy and Terry don’t finish the book they promised their publisher, they’ll have to leave their awesome treehouse.

Benjamin Franklin's Bastard by Sally Cabot (2013)
    Reviewed by billba on November 15, 2013 tagged historical fiction
    Only Benjamin Franklin knew who his son William's mother was. In this novel she is smart, lively, and tragic.

Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on November 8, 2013 tagged coming of age
    Anxious and depressed James Whitman loves poetry, Beth King, and talking to an imaginary, human-sized pigeon.

Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids by Kip Fulbeck (2010)
    Reviewed by billba on November 1, 2013 tagged coffee table booknonfiction

Part Asian 100% Hapa by Kip Fulbeck, foreword by Sean Lennon, afterword by Paul Spickard (2006)
    Reviewed by billba on November 1, 2013 tagged nonfiction
    Hundreds of multiracial and Hapa (part Asian) kids and adults share their images and experiences.

30 Days of Night by Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith (2008)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on October 25, 2013 tagged graphic novelhorror
    Vampires descend on Barrow, Alaska for a month-long picnic.

Johnny Hiro Half Asian, All Hero by Fred Chao (2012)
    Reviewed by billba on October 18, 2013 tagged graphic novel
    Busboy Johnny Hiro fights monsters, knife-wielding waiters, and samurai businessmen.

Crap Kingdom by DC Pierson (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on October 11, 2013 tagged coming of agefantasyhumor

Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman (2012)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on October 4, 2013 tagged coming of age

Everlost by Neal Shusterman (2007)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on September 27, 2013 tagged paranormal

Chickenhare by Chris Grine (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on September 20, 2013 tagged fantasygraphic novelmysteryparanormal

The Great Lollipop Caper by Dan Krall (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on September 13, 2013 tagged picture book

Battling Boy by Paul Pope (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on September 6, 2013 tagged coming of agegraphic novelsuperhero

Ghostman by Roger Hobbs (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on August 30, 2013 tagged mysterythriller

The Initiates A Comic Artist and a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs by Étienne Davodeau, Joe Johnson (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on August 23, 2013 tagged artgraphic novelnonfictionscience

Ship of The Line (Hornblower Saga Book 7) by C.S. Forester (1985)
    Reviewed by guest on August 16, 2013 tagged historical fiction

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente, Ana Juan (2012)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on August 9, 2013 tagged fantasy

Nickel Plated by Aric Davis (2011)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on August 2, 2013 tagged coming of agemystery

Bookshelf by Alex Johnson (2012)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on July 26, 2013 tagged coffee table booknonfiction
    Amazing bookshelves that are cow-shaped, invisible, round, tree-like, steps, straps, sticks, and squishy.

Super Dinosaur Volume 1 by Robert Kirkman, Jason Howard (2011)
    Reviewed by billba on July 19, 2013 tagged graphic novelhumorsuperhero

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn Book Two) by Brandon Sanderson (2007)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on July 12, 2013 tagged fantasy

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (2012)
    Reviewed by guest on July 5, 2013 tagged chapter book

Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on June 28, 2013 tagged coming of age

Images à La Carte by Claes Oldenburg, Coosje van Bruggen (2004)
    Reviewed by guest on June 21, 2013 tagged coffee table bookcookbook

Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on June 14, 2013 tagged horrorsuperhero

Doll Bones by Holly Black, Eliza Wheeler (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on June 7, 2013 tagged coming of agehorror
    Three friends go on a quest to bury a doll made of the bones of a girl whose ghost threatens to make them miserable.

Great Pacific Volume 1: Trashed by Joe Harris, Martín Morazzo (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on May 31, 2013 tagged graphic novelthriller
    A rich, international playboy founds New Texas on the continent of garbage in the Pacific Gyre.

Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell (2013)
    Reviewed by billba on May 24, 2013 tagged mysteryscience fiction
    The time traveller’s birthday party hits a snag when he discovers that next year’s self has been shot dead.

Fanny & Romeo by Yves Pelletier, Pascal Girard (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on May 17, 2013 tagged graphic novel
    Fanny has to choose between a cat she loves and her boyfriend, who’s allergic.

This Can't Be Happening at MacDonald Hall by Gordon Korman (2011)
    Reviewed by guest on May 10, 2013 tagged chapter book
    Bruno and Boots sneak into a girls’ school, have crazy fights, and flush zucchini down the toilet.

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (2012)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on May 3, 2013 tagged literaryscience fiction

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (2008)
    Reviewed by billba on April 26, 2013 tagged coming of agehistorical fiction
    The Cuthberts thought they were adopting a boy to help at their farm, but got an imaginative redheaded girl instead.

The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin, Rosana Faria (2008)
    Reviewed by billba on April 19, 2013 tagged picture book

33 Minutes ...Until Morgan Sturtz kicks my butt by Todd Hasak-Lowy (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on April 12, 2013 tagged coming of agehumor
    Sam’s former best friend, Morgan, is going to kick Sam’s butt at recess. It’s inevitable. It is going to happen.

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf (2012)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on April 5, 2013 tagged biographycoming of agegraphic novel
    Derf Backderf went to school with Jeffery Dahmer. Their lives seemed similar, but Dahmer’s was a lonely nightmare.

Grendel by John Gardner (1989)
    Reviewed by guest on March 29, 2013 tagged literary
    In this story of the lonely monster from Beowulf, Grendel wasn't always evil. We made him that way.

The Silver Darlings by Will Morris (2011)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on March 22, 2013 tagged coming of agegraphic novel
    Will is determined to rid his father of fishermen’s superstitions during his time on board the Silver Darling.

Impulse by Steven Gould (2013)
    Reviewed by billba on March 15, 2013 tagged coming of agescience fiction
    Cent is desperate for a normal life. Then she inherits her father’s ability to teleport, and decides to go to school.

Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures by Walter Moers (2007)
    Reviewed by guest on March 8, 2013 tagged fantasyhumor
    Evil robots, poetic dinosaurs, dwarves, a shark grub, and a singing demon sword.

The Daybreakers by Louis L'Amour (2008)
    Reviewed by billba on March 1, 2013 tagged western
    Tyrel & Orrin Sackett protect Don Luis’ ranch from a man trying to steal it. Then Orrin marries the man’s daughter.

Danger Club Volume One: Death by Landry Q. Walker, Eric Jones, Rusty Drake. (2012)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on February 22, 2013 tagged graphic novelsuperhero
    Earth’s superheroes went into space and never came back. Their sidekicks must stop whatever took them out.

Cursed Pirate Girl by Jeremy Bastian (2012)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on February 15, 2013 tagged graphic novelhistorical fiction
    She out-fences boys, escapes a thug, and sets out to find her father, the greatest pirate captain on the Omerta Seas.

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty Macdonald (1994)
    Reviewed by billba on February 8, 2013 tagged chapter bookhumor
    A woman who loves children provides parents with uniquely effective solutions to their kids' behavioral problems.

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