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Review of How to Draw a Happy Cat

How to Draw a Happy Cat by Ethan T. Berlin ; illus. by Jimbo Matison Preschool, Primary    Hippo Park/Astra     40 pp.       g10/22     978-1-662-64004-9     $18.99e-book ed.  978-1-662-64005-6    $11.99 What begins as a how-to drawing book amusingly escalates into a romp featuring a skateboarding cat, pizza catapult, and...

Review of Einstein

Einstein by Jim Ottaviani ; illus. by Jerel Dye ; color by Alison Acton High School     First Second    304 pp.       g11/22     978-1-62672-876-9     $32.99 This thoroughly researched comic-format account of the world’s most well-known physicist is described by its author as “not so much a biography...

Crash from Outer Space: Unraveling the Mystery of Flying Saucers, Alien Beings, and Roswell

Crash from Outer Space: Unraveling the Mystery of Flying Saucers, Alien Beings, and Roswell by Candace Fleming Intermediate, Middle School    Focus/Scholastic    288 pp.    g 10/22    978-1-338-82946-4    $19.99 e-book ed.  978-1-338-82948-8    $12.99 Fleming deftly explores the enigmatic history of UFOs, extraterrestrials, and conspiracy theories related to the infamous events during the...

Review of Twin Cities

Twin Cities by Jose Pimienta; illus. by the author Middle School    RH Graphic/Random    256 pp.    g 7/22    978-0-593-18063-1    $20.99 Library ed.  978-0-593-18064-8    $23.99 Paper ed.  978-0-593-18062-4    $12.99 e-book ed.  978-0-593-18065-5    $8.99 Grounded in Pimienta’s experience growing up in Mexico across the border from the United States, this graphic novel explores...

Review of Somewhere in the Bayou

Somewhere in the Bayou by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey; illus. by the authorsPreschool, Primary    Norton    56 pp.    g3/22    978-1-324-01593-2    $17.95The Pumphrey brothers employ understated storytelling, wry humor, and skillful cartooning throughout this entertaining original fable. The premise is simple. Four bayou critters (an opossum, a squirrel, a rabbit, and...

Review of The Adventures of Robo-Kid

The Adventures of Robo-Kid by Diane deGroat; illus. by the authorPrimary    Porter/Holiday    32 pp.    g6/22    978-0-8234-4976-7    $18.99DeGroat gently subverts conventional storytelling and notions of heroism throughout this playful work of picture-book metafiction. The action begins on the title page when young Henry plops down next to his dog to read...

Review of The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza

The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza by Mac Barnett; illus. by Shawn HarrisPrimary, Intermediate    Tegen/HarperCollins    320 pp.   g5/22    978-0-06-308408-7    $15.99e-book ed.  978-0-06-308410-0    $10.99What began as an online storytelling experiment between Barnett and Harris during COVID-19 has been adapted into a graphic novel. This wacky space opera follows a...

Review of The Well

The Well by Jake Wyatt; illus. by ChooMiddle School, High School    First Second    176 pp.   g5/22    978-1-250-81652-8    $24.99Paper ed.  978-1-626-72414-3    $17.99e-book ed.  978-1-250-87842-7    $11.99This post-apocalyptic, archipelago-set graphic novel teems with atmosphere and angst, in addition to gutsy witches, mysterious curses, and horrifying monsters. Teenage ­Li-Zhen, or Lizzy, is a...

Review of Little Monarchs

Little Monarchs by Jonathan Case; illus. by the authorIntermediate, Middle School    Ferguson/Holiday    256 pp.  g4/22    978-0-8234-4260-7    $22.99Paper ed.  978-0-8234-5139-5    $14.99e-book ed.  978-0-8234-5281-1    $11.99Spectacular cartooning, meticulous world-building, and an arresting post-apocalyptic premise form the foundation of this exceptional graphic novel. Set in the summer of 2101, the story follows ten-year-old Elvie...

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