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Picture Books

This beautifully illustrated picture book features a plump orange kitty that takes the reader through a bookstore from A to Z. A very fun read for lovers of books, cats, and alphabets! — Cami (RBB Staff)


Middle Grade

Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest of all time—but what was his life like before he became a professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist? Kwame Alexander and James Patterson give us a fun and fascinating story that shows this larger-than-life figure just being a kid. We see the challenges he faced at a young age, including struggling in school, being bullied, and dealing with racism in 1950s Louisville. We also see how the love and support of his friends and family along with his own focus and determination set 12-year-old Cassius Clay on his incredible path. Each chapter (called "rounds" in this book) alternates between Patterson’s prose and Alexander’s verse. A fast read and an uplifting story. — Holly (RBB Staff)


Young Adult

The Enigma Game is told from three different perspectives: Jamie Beaufort-Stuart, a RAF flight leader who is dealing the loss of many soldiers, Louisa Adair, a Jamaican-English orphan who lands a job taking care of a strong German woman, and Ellen McEwen, a volunteer and Traveller. They come together around the first Enigma decoding machine and a shared desire to help in a war that feels so hopeless. Weir does a great job relaying the horrors of war and the racial and sexist discrimination of the time period while simultaneously bringing in hope through the unlikely friendships. — Shannon (RBB Staff)


Adult

So wonderful! A folktale that feels like coming home and going on an adventure all at the same time. A dash of The Wizard of Oz and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but told with A. Deborah Baker's (pseudonym for Seanan McGuire, author of The Wayward Children series) love of language. A fantasy book for grownups, but children (and the young at heart) as young as nine years old could read and enjoy. — Jaya (RBB Staff)


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