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Shadow Hero

Bookstorm: The Shadow Hero

In this Book­storm™: Shad­ow Hero writ­ten by Gene Luen Yangillus­trat­ed by Son­ny Liew­First Sec­ond, 2014 As we become a cul­ture adapt­ed to screens, visu­als, and mov­ing pic­tures, we grow more accus­tomed to the sto­ry­telling form of the graph­ic nov­el. For some, their com­fort with this com­bi­na­tion of visu­als and text telling a sto­ry sat­is­fies a crav­ing to […]

Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled

Bookstorm: Scaly Spotted …

In this Book­storm™: Scaly Spot­ted Feath­ered Frilled:how do we know what dinosaurs real­ly looked like? writ­ten by Cather­ine ThimmeshHMH Books for Young Read­ers, 2013 No human being has ever seen a tricer­atops or veloci­rap­tor or even the mighty Tyran­nosaurus rex. They left behind only their impres­sive bones. So how can sci­en­tists know what col­or dinosaurs were? Or […]

Lowriders in Space

Bookstorm: Lowriders in Space

In this Book­storm™: Lowrid­ers in Space writ­ten by Cathy Camperillus­trat­ed by Raul the Thirdpub­lished by Chron­i­cle Books, 2014 “Lupe Impala, El Cha­vo Flap­jack, and Elirio Malar­ia love work­ing with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team’s favorite cars of all are lowriders—cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, baji­to y […]

Catherine, Called Birdy

Bookstorm: Catherine, Called Birdy

In this Book­storm™: Cather­ine, Called Birdy writ­ten by Karen Cush­manpub­lished by Clar­i­on Books, 1994New­bery Hon­or book “Cor­pus Bones! I utter­ly loathe my life.” Cather­ine feels trapped. Her father is deter­mined to mar­ry her off to a rich man–any rich man, no mat­ter how awful. But by wit, trick­ery, and luck, Cather­ine man­ages to send sev­er­al […]

Bookstorm: <em>Leroy Ninker Saddles Up</em>

Bookstorm: Leroy Ninker Saddles Up

Leroy Ninker has a hat, a las­so, and boots. What he doesn’t have is a horse — until he meets May­belline, that is, and then it’s love at first sight. May­belline loves spaghet­ti and sweet noth­ings, and she loves Leroy, too. But when Leroy for­gets the third and final rule of car­ing for May­belline, dis­as­ter […]