Category Archives: graphic novel

Best of 2018: Roben

Happy Monday everyone! As we roll towards Valentine’s Day, we are going to continue to post our Best Of 2018 posts for your enjoyment. This time, we’re posting Roben’s! Roben is a children’s services librarian here at Smith Public Library … Continue reading

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Bad Machinery 6: The Case of the Unwelcome Visitor by John Allison

Bad Machinery 6: The Case of the Unwelcome Visitor by John Allison About- School is out for summer, and for the Tackleford mystery team, that means lazy days, balmy evenings, and… creeping existential dread that threatens the whole city. With … Continue reading

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Anna’s Best of 2017!

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis About- Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it. When her older sister, Anna, was murdered three years ago and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged … Continue reading

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Audrey’s Best of 2017

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas  This is THE YA title of 2017. If you read one YA in 2017, this should be it.        THUG is the story of 16yo Starr Carter who moves between two … Continue reading

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YVAIN, THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by M. T. Anderson; Illustrated by Andrea Offermann

YVAIN, THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by M. T. Anderson; Illustrated by Andrea Offermann WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Questing!  Knights and their fair ladies!  Battles! Dragons! Yvain is a young knight in King Arthur’s court.  After a cousin is nearly killed … Continue reading

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Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-tech Toilets and Maid Cafes by Christine Mari Inzer

Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-tech Toilets and Maid Cafes by Christine Mari Inzer  About: Born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and an American father in 1997, Christine Mari … Continue reading

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Yentl’s Best of 2015

All Fall Down by Ally Carter About:  This novel is about a girl whose mother is murdered under mysterious circumstances. She takes initiative and starts to investigate her mother’s murder. Why I Recommend: It is a very suspenseful book that … Continue reading

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