Don’t Let the Beasties Escape This Book [Julie Berry]

I loved the artwork for Don't Let the Beasties Escape This Book by Julie Berry and illustrated by the wonderfully talented April Lee. Travel back in time to have a look at some of the fantastical creatures that made their way into a medieval bestiary and the young boy who reads a very magical book aloud that…

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There’s Something About Sweetie [Sandhya Menon]

I think there was some mistake made in the fact that the first book I read by Sandhya Menon was There's Something About Sweetie. While I've heard a many great things about this author in the past, I've found that her latest book fell incredibly short of expectations, despite how utterly promising the premise of this book…

Fullmetal Alchemist; Fullmetal Edition Volume 1 [Hiromu Arakawa]

Alchemists are scientists. We don't believe in unprovable concepts like "god." . You know the books that you've read so many times and, subsequently, the television shows based on those books that you've spent so much of your life watching to the point that writing a review about how much you love it seems nearly…

My Bright Friend [Simon Boulerice]

There's something incredibly bittersweet and adorable about the story told in My Bright Friend by Simon Boulerice and illustrated by Marilyn Faucher. On the one hand, there is so much to the adorable main character, Ludo, that leaves you wanting to give him a great big hug. On the other, you cannot help feeling as though that…