girl in blanket, eating chips and drinking soda

Review by: Sarah Himouto! Umaru-chan, Volume 1 by Sankakuhead is a hilarious manga about a little sister who is perfect in public but is a spoiled, lazy brat at home and drives her brother crazy. This series is complete in Japan at 12 volumes, though the English version has not yet caught up.  We have…

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boy with green eye

Review by: Alyca Rot & Ruin series by Jonathan Maberry I was so sad when I finished this series. I just wanted more! I loved all of the characters and how much they grow throughout the series. Benny Imura lives in California with his brother, Tom. It’s been 15 years since the virus that turned…

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exhausted gray striped cat on cover

Review by: Sarah Chi’s Sweet Home, Volume 1 by Konami Kanata is a delightful manga series for all ages.  It is complete in English at 12 volumes, though we currently only have volume 1 on Overdrive.  Unlike other Japanese manga, it is read in what we consider the “right” way, and not “backwards” like most…

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book with dog on cover

Review by: Sarah Good Dog, Cerberus!, Volume 1 is a delightful manga for all ages.  Unfortunately, one volume is all that’s out, even in Japan, and it is too short. I want more of Hades and Cerberus.  This is a funny manga with no real story.  It’s just about Hades and his dog, Cerberus, who…

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book cover with runes

Review by: Sarah Tomes Apprentice is the first book in The Tomes of Kaleria series by Honor Raconteur.  Mei Li is a Tomes apprentice lost at sea after fleeing separately from her master.  They are the only two people in the world that can read and understand the tomes, which are records of how to…

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book cover sword with blood on book pages

Review by: Alyca Based on the classic board game Clue, this book is set at a fancy boarding school in Maine. The characters get confined to a dorm house because of a terrible storm with flood waters rising. As with all clue mysteries someone gets murdered. Everyone has a motive to kill the headmaster. A…

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blue cover with backdrop of a city

Review by Margo All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr tells the parallel stories of a blind French girl and a German boy trying to survive the devastation and horrors of World War II. When Marie-Laurie loses her sight at the age of six her father builds her a miniature of the neighborhood…

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two animals in a dark cave with torches

Review by: Twyleen View full video on youtube. TRANSCRIPT: Hello, library patrons. I’m your local librarian Twyleen, and today we have with us Twyleen. Hello. She’s here to talk about a book she wants you guys to read. It’s called an illustrated book of bad arguments. So, Twyleen, where can our patrons access this book.…

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book cover with shattered ice and woman behind it

Review by Andrea Good, wholesome fictional books. Could not stop until all three books were finished!   Casey Cox finds her best friend murdered and knows she’s going to be a suspect.  What ensues is a lot of clever hiding and running from the dirty cops she knows were responsible for her dad’s death.  Throughout many…

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yellow cover, man holding his spotted cat

Review by: Sarah A Man and His Cat by Umi Sakurai is one of the cutest manga out there.  This review is for volume 1 because that’s currently all that is out in English.  Volume 2 is set to come out on July 14.  This series is ongoing in Japan with four volumes currently out. …

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