February 26, 2017

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Ox & Gazelle? A Valentine’s Day Love Story| SLJ Book Review

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A lumbering yet loquacious ox wins over a glamorous yet conceited gazelle via the power of the pen in this epistolary picture book.

Middle Grade Xpress Reviews | February 2017

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A can’t-miss title from the late Terry Pratchett, Truly Lovejoy rides again, and another installment in the “Story Thieves” series.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | February 2017

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A truly vast array of informational materials, from a glimpse at the inspiring female athletes of the 2016 Olympic Games to a Chickasaw astronaut’s story to Donna Jo Napoli’s Tales from the Arabian Nights.

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Picture Books Xpress Reviews | February 2017

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A heartfelt, age-appropriate take on homelesssness; a fun and quirky magician tale; and a rollicking STEM read-aloud.

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YA Xpress Reviews | February 2017

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YA titles featuring Jason Bourne–esque adventures and nonstop sci-fi action are bound to please teen readers.

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Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | February 2017

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A manga version of Jane Eyre, something to please Walking Dead fans, and The First Teen President.

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Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | January 2017

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Larger-than-life personalities make up much of this latest batch of graphic novels.

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Middle Grade Xpress Reviews | January 2017

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Michaela MacColl’s historical fiction title takes place at the Carlisle Indian School; Scott Westerfeld pens a series opener sure to please ardent sci-fi fans.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | January 2017

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From animals and nature to dating advice for teen boys, January’s online-only reviews include a variety of accessible and informational titles.

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Picture Books Xpress Reviews | January 2017

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A number of classic tales lead the way this month, from Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen to a new take on Pinocchio and more.

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YA Xpress Reviews | January 2017

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Sara Wolf’s follow up to Love Me Never; the conclusion to Marie Lu’s “Young Elites” series; the latest “Team DEVIL” title.

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YA Xpress Reviews | December 2016

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A handful of novels in a variety of genres and with an intriguing array of settings for voracious YA readers.

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Picture Books Xpress Reviews | December 2016

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Ten picture book selections illustrated in a variety of styles and formats to read-aloud, sing, or share one-on-one.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | December 2016

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These 10 lively and engaging informational books include appealing designs and feature lots of animals, some LEGOs, and a few laughs along the way.

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Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | December 2016

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A manga selection about volleyball, perseverance, and sportsmanship.

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Middle Grade Xpress Reviews | November 2016

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A young boy with Dreidels on the Brain, a changeling baby, light fantasy for humor lovers, and more.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | November 2016

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A compelling look at the ecosystem, careers in leadership, and everything readers ever wanted to know about the human body.

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Picture Books Xpress Reviews | November 2016

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A bilingual version of Helen Lester’s beloved Me First, a Sukkot celebration, an illustrated meditation on beauty, and more.

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YA Xpress Reviews | November 2016

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Cindy Pon follows up Serpentine with the deeply satisfying Sacrifice, Jo Knowles delivers a “realistic and sensitive depiction of a family in crisis,” and Edward Stanton explores Polynesian history.

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Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | November 2016

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A treat for manga lovers: an action-filled sports tale and fantastical historical fiction.

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