September 23, 2017

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SLJ Xpress Reviews

Select, web-only reviews of children’s and YA books and media.

Graphic Novels: The Wonderful World of Germs | September 2017 Xpress Reviews

A vibrant graphic novel explores the wonders of the human immune system in this month’s Xpress review.

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Middle Grade: New Titles from Jason Reynolds, Alan Gratz, Robert Beatty, & More | September 2017 Xpress Reviews

Strong female protagonists survive and thrive in Beatty and Reynolds’ sequels; fiction and math mix in a bilingual “One Minute Mysteries” installment.

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Chapter Books: How To Survive the U.S. Revolution and Addled Adults | September 2017 Xpress Reviews

In this month’s reviews, Lauren Tarshis continues the “I Survived” series with the American Revolution, and a Spanish-language caper reminiscent of Roald Dahl provides action and amusement.

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Nonfiction from Clinton, Tonatiuh, & More | September 2017 Xpress Reviews

New books from Clinton, Tonatiuh, and others.

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Picture Books: An African Orchestra, Young Magicians, and More | September 2017 Xpress Reviews

A lyrical picture book explores Africa’s natural music; little Raybot gets a sibling; and three picture books deal uniquely with the marvels of magic in this month’s reviews.

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YA with Native Characters, Feminist Fantasy, and More | September 2017 Xpress Reviews

This month’s roundup of web-exclusive reviews include new works from Tim Tingle, Melanie Florence, and Sarah Rees Brennan.

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Graphic Novels: The Origin of Buddhism & Outlandish Academic Adventures | August 2017 Xpress Reviews

A unique graphic novel explores the foundation of Buddhism; clever cousins use science to battle evil; a superhero balances school with saving the day.

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Picture Books: A Thailand Tale, A Ninja Adventure, & More | August 2017 Xpress Reviews

August’s Xpress picture book reviews feature a bilingual retelling of a Paiute legend, an alphabet book with a Yukon twist, and much more.

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Nonfiction: The Solar System, Sustainability, and Wacky Inventions | August 2017 Xpress Reviews

These nonfiction titles run the gamut! One author takes (figurative) selfies through our solar system; wacky inventions will inspire young problem solvers; Stacey Kravetz delivers an entrepreneurial guide for girls.

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Middle Grade: New Titles from J.K. Rowling, Margarita Engle, & More | August 2017 Xpress Reviews

Mysteries abound in this month’s middle grade reviews! Sherlock’s creator gets a tween-aged overhaul in Robert J. Harris’s new novel, and Susan Vaught’s super sleuth Max solves mysteries when she’s not drag racing in her wheelchair.

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Chapter Books: Creepy Capers & Newfound Friendships | August 2017 Xpress Reviews

This month’s chapter book reviews feature young detectives, facetious fables, and fun-loving felines.

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DVD: Folk Tales, Eco-Activism, & Art as Therapy | August 2017 Xpress Reviews

Timeless folk tales are rejuvenated for a young audience; two documentaries explore the poor effects of artificial light on fireflies; an analysis of the Battle of Waterloo.

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YA: Quirky Romance, Tough Decisions, & a Timely “Tick Tock Man” | August 2017 Xpress Reviews

This month’s YA web-only reviews feature a new voice in gritty contemporary fiction, a teenage spin on Yoruba folklore, the psychological push-pull of social media mind games, and more.

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YA: New Titles from Joseph Bruchac, Victoria Schwab, & More | July 2017 Xpress Reviews

This month’s YA Xpress Reviews are bound to please fans of ongoing series. Joseph Bruchac brings his “Killer of Enemies” trilogy to a close, Victoria Schwab presents the latest installment in the “Monsters of Verity” series.

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Chapter Books: A Class Pet Runs Amok, Adventures in the Toy Kingdom | July 2017 Xpress Reviews

Readers learn about a land where toys come to life; a class pet named Fergus takes a trip; and Blake Hoena presents a tale of four unexpected monster heroes.

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Picture Books: New Titles from Mo Willems, Jane Ray, & More | July 2017 Xpress Reviews

Mo Willems presents a guide to welcoming new additions to the family; Jane Ray breathes new life into an Indian folktale.

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Graphic Novels: Dumas Revisited, a New Title from Lorena Alvarez, & More | July 2017 Xpress Reviews

This month’s graphic novels reviews include a manga retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo and Lorena Alvarez’s stellar Nightlights.

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Nonfiction: Career Guidance, Garbage Galore, and Homework Help | July 2017 Xpress Reviews

This month’s nonfiction Xpress Reviews include a volume aimed at students in need of some tips on doing homework, a primer on careers working with animals, and much more.

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Middle Grade: The Latest from Erin Hunter, Rachel Renée Russell, & More | July 2017 Xpress Reviews

Rachel Renée Russell delivers another “Misadventures of Max Crumbly” title”; Erin Hunter begins a new series.

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YA: Outlandish Fantasy & Poignant Realistic Fiction | June 2017 Xpress Reviews

The newest YA titles include both action-packed fantasy set in long-ago worlds and insightful realistic fiction about identity and the coming-of-age process.

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