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Review: Star Wars Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan!

Esther Keller
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Star Trek. Star Wars. To tell you the truth, I’m a mess when it comes to some pop culture phenomena. Leonard Nimoy. Princess Lea. Darth Vader. It’s all a huge jumble in my mind. (Sometimes, I even throw War Games into the jumble!) So why on earth am I reviewing a Star Wars book? Because [...]

Review: Desmond Pucket

Esther Keller
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AMP Comics for Kids adds another Hybrid novel to the ever growing list of comics and prose mishmash titles. On sale in just two weeks, this will be a popular pick for students waiting for the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid or simply looking for a Diary read-alike. Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic Mark [...]

Review: Dork Diaries 3 1/2, 4, & 5

Esther Keller
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The Dork Diaries has been steadily circulating in my middle school library for some time now, but for the last 5 months, this series has been the most requested and on the top 10 list of items circulated since September. The series reads like Diary of a Wimpy Kid but actually skews to a younger [...]

Review: Wonderstruck

Esther Keller
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Fans of The Invention of Hugo Cabaret have long waited to see what author/illustrator Brian Selznick would do next with his ground breaking format. Could he meet or exceed reader’s expectations? Finally, his latest release has been released and will it receive the same accolades as before

Review: Dork Diaries: Tales of a Not-So-Talented Pop Star

Esther Keller
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Reluctant and avid readers alike will devour the latest installment of the Dork Diaries.  Filled with angst, humor, and terrific cartoon drawings, this latest installment does not disappoint.

Review: Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl

Esther Keller
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When I purchased Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life for my library collection September 2009, I never imagined it would become so popular. The book had an interesting premise. It had a catchy pink cover and it seemed like it would fill a niche.

Review: Frankie Pickle Series

Esther Keller

Though not purely a comic book, the Frankie pickle series will have a lot of appeal to young readers who enjoy both narrative and comics. Frankie Pickles wishes he had superpowers… instead he’s surrounded by a loving family and a loyal dog. In his first adventure, Frankie decides it’s too much trouble to clean his [...]