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Brandi, when not escaping the pesky paparazzi, enjoys reading and buying books for the Children's and Young Adult sections. When she's not reading picture books and middle grade or YA fantasy, she likes humorous fiction and the occasional memoir. She is an advocate for cats and giraffes, enjoys swing dancing and anything that lets her hone her inner child. She especially loves matching young readers with books they will love.
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A Walk in the Words Cover Image
By Hudson Talbott, Hudson Talbott (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399548710
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 14th, 2021

What a wonderful story. I was a slow reader as a child too and still find I take longer than many people to get through a book. But a slow reader is still a reader and I love that this book honors that.

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Bok's Giant Leap: One Moon Rock's Journey Through Time and Space Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593378861
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2022

Fascinating. I was not able to stop reading. Even at the end I wanted more and kept on reading through the back cover text! This book has the best to offer: beautiful illustrations, a character to connect with and lots of fun, interesting facts. This adorable and informative book will keep kids and adults alike gripped as they learn about the history of the moon.

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The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars Cover Image
By Rachel Montez Minor, Annie Won (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593309377
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - November 9th, 2021

The most stunning book of the year goes to The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars. I got literal chills reading this gorgeous picture book about the light we shine. This book will be good for graduates, new babies, children, adults, everyone. Rachel Montez Minor and Annie Won are the perfect team to bring this luminous book to life. I love it to the stars and back.