Be Quiet! By Ryan T. Higgins

IMG_20180110_151644_450.jpgRupert the mouse wants to create his own wordless book but everyone keeps talking over his illustrations. This picture book is funny, clever and you get to learn big words like onomatopoeia. Read this book if you want a little humor and art in your life. This book is great if you read it out loud with others. (4 of 5 stars)

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The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler

IMG_20180111_090239_900.jpg“The Forbidden Library” by Django Wexler is the first book in a thrilling middle grade series. Alice is a 12 year old who always loved reading. After witnessing a strange scene between her father and a fairy in her kitchen Alice’s is turned upside and suddenly being a “reader” takes on a whole new meaning.

This book is exciting and does contain some mild violence. Magic is everywhere and there is a there are a couple of talking cats. Read this book (and series) if you like Harry Potter, cats, books about books or libraries, fantastic beasts or adventure quests. (4 of 5 stars)SELRES_ed654b10-65d7-4375-9bed-a0607427329dSELRES_ed654b10-65d7-4375-9bed-a0607427329d

New Shoes by Sara Varon

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New Shoes by Sara Varon is a fantastic book that explores the ideas of fair trade, business ethics and creative footwear. It also give a little insight into the different types of animals who live in the jungle. New Shoes not only teaches but also inspires the reader to take an adventure and try something new. It is sweet and insightful. This graphic novel will be interesting to a wide range of readers from Children to Adults. (4 of 5 stars)