February 24, 2018

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Nonfiction: Animal Myths, Bone Books, Amazing Bodies, & More | December 2017 Xpress Reviews

An entertaining exploration of pirate history; a frank discussion of sex and gender in Spanish; and Zetta Elliott’s “Benny” addresses autism for a young audience in December’s nonfiction Xpress.

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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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Severed Limbs, Devil’s Hairs, and Boys Turned into Beasts | A Delightfully Grimm Approach to Fairy Tales

Blending modern-day sensibilities with an avid appreciation for the source material and an endless knack for inventiveness, two novels by Adam Gidwitz, make sound starting points for examinations of folklore.