This One Summer Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,884 Ratings

This One Summer


  • Author : Mariko Tamaki
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554987061

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This One Summer Excerpt :

Winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration Rose and Windy are summer friends whose families have visited Awago Beach for as long as they can remember. But this year is different, and they soon find themselves tangled in teen love and family crisis. From the creators of Skim comes an investigation into the mysterious world of adults. Sure, Rose’s dad is still making cheesy and embarrassing jokes, but her mother is acting like she doesn’t even want to be there. Plus, being at the cottage isn’t just about going to the beach anymore. Now Rose and Windy are spending a lot of their time renting scary movies and spying on the teenagers who work at the corner store, as well as learning stuff about sex no one mentioned in health class. Pretty soon everything is messed up. Rose’s father leaves the cottage and returns to the city, and her mother becomes more and more withdrawn. While her family is falling to pieces, Rose focuses her attention on Dunc, a teenager working at the local corner store. When Jenny, Dunc’s girlfriend, claims to be pregnant, the girls realize that the teenagers are keeping just as many secrets as the adults in their lives. No one seems to want to talk about the things that matter. When the tension between Dunc and Jenny boils over, Jenny makes a desperate and destructive move and Rose's mother is galvanized into action. In the aftermath, nothing is completely resolved, but secrets have been aired, which means that things are at least a bit better for everyone. For Rose and Windy, the end of summer brings the realization that, while Awago Beach might always be the same, they have both been changed forever. From Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, creators of the multi-award-winning graphic novel Skim, comes a stunning and authentic story of friendship, illustrated with subtly heart-breaking moments and pure summer joy.

This One Summer Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,888 Ratings

This One Summer


  • Author : Mariko Tamaki
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466858527

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This One Summer Excerpt :

A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens - just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy - is caught up in something bad... Something life threatening. It's a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other. This One Summer is a tremendously exciting new teen graphic novel from two creators with true literary clout. Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, the team behind Skim, have collaborated on this gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of childhood - a story of renewal and revelation. This title has Common Core connections.

This One Summer Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,884 Ratings

This One Summer


  • Author : Mariko Tamaki
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9781596437746

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This One Summer Excerpt :

The team behind Skim presents the sumptuous graphic tale of a young teen whose latest summer at a beach lake house is overshadowed by her parents' constant arguments, her younger friend's secret sorrows and the dangerous activities of older teens. Simultaneous.

Skim Book
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

Skim


  • Author : Mariko Tamaki
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014-04-29
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554980697

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Skim Excerpt :

A New York Times Book Review choice as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2008. Skim is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth stuck in a private girls' school in Toronto. When a classmate's boyfriend kills himself because he was rumoured to be gay, the school goes into mourning overdrive, each clique trying to find something to hold on to and something to believe in. It's a weird time to fall in love, but that's high school, and that's what happens to Skim when she starts to meet in secret with her neo-hippie English teacher, Ms. Archer. But when Ms. Archer abruptly leaves, Skim struggles to cope with her confusion and isolation, armed with her trusty journal and a desire to shed old friendships while cautiously approaching new ones. Depression, love, sexual identity, crushes, manipulative peers --teen life in all its dramatic complexities is explored in this touching, pitch-perfect, literary graphic masterpiece. Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki collaborate brilliantly in this poignant glimpse into the heartache of being sixteen. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.7 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3 Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

 you  Set Me On Fire Book

you Set Me On Fire


  • Author : Mariko Tamaki
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143186694

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you Set Me On Fire Excerpt :

This is a story about college, about fire and also about love. Allison Lee is seventeen and off to college in the fall. So far, she's been in love once (total catastrophe) and on fire twice (also pretty bad). Both love and fire have left their scars. Looking a little more burnt chicken and a little less radiant phoenix, Allison takes up residence in Dylan Hall (a.k.a. Dyke Hall) at St. Joseph's College, where she discovers the true gift of freshman year: the opportunity to reinvent yourself. Miles away from the high school she's happy to leave behind, her all-female dorm is a strange new world, home to new social circles and challenges. Allison still feels like the odd girl out ... until Shar appears. Beautiful and blinding, Shar quickly becomes the sun at the centre of Allison's universe, drawing her in with dangerous allure. Will Allison get burned again? And, if she does ... what kind of scars will she earn this time?

Emiko Superstar Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Emiko Superstar


  • Author : Mariko Tamaki
  • Publisher : Vertigo
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : 140121536X

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Emiko Superstar Excerpt :

Emiko is a teenager on a quest to find herself who goes from suburban babysitter to eclectic urban performance artist.

Such a Long Journey Book

Such a Long Journey


  • Author : Rohinton Mistry
  • Publisher : Emblem Editions
  • Release Date : 2011-02-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551994406

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Such a Long Journey Excerpt :

It is Bombay in 1971, the year India went to war over what was to become Bangladesh. A hard-working bank clerk, Gustad Noble is a devoted family man who gradually sees his modest life unravelling. His young daughter falls ill; his promising son defies his father’s ambitions for him. He is the one reasonable voice amidst the ongoing dramas of his neighbours. One day, he receives a letter from an old friend, asking him to help in what at first seems like an heroic mission. But he soon finds himself unwittingly drawn into a dangerous network of deception. Compassionate, and rich in details of character and place, this unforgettable novel charts the journey of a moral heart in a turbulent world of change.

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults Book

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults


  • Author : Michelle Ann Abate
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2017-04-27
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496811684

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Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults Excerpt :

With contributions by: Eti Berland, Rebecca A. Brown, Christiane Buuck, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Karly Marie Grice, Mary Beth Hines, Krystal Howard, Aaron Kashtan, Michael L. Kersulov, Catherine Kyle, David E. Low, Anuja Madan, Meghann Meeusen, Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino, Rebecca Rupert, Cathy Ryan, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Joseph Michael Sommers, Marni Stanley, Gwen Athene Tarbox, Sarah Thaller, Annette Wannamaker, and Lance Weldy One of the most significant transformations in literature for children and young adults during the last twenty years has been the resurgence of comics. Educators and librarians extol the benefits of comics reading, and increasingly, children's and YA comics and comics hybrids have won major prizes, including the Printz Award and the National Book Award. Despite the popularity and influence of children's and YA graphic novels, the genre has not received adequate scholarly attention. Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults is the first book to offer a critical examination of children's and YA comics. The anthology is divided into five sections, structure and narration; transmedia; pedagogy; gender and sexuality; and identity, that reflect crucial issues and recurring topics in comics scholarship during the twenty-first century. The contributors are likewise drawn from a diverse array of disciplines--English, education, library science, and fine arts. Collectively, they analyze a variety of contemporary comics, including such highly popular series as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Lumberjanes; Eisner award-winning graphic novels by Gene Luen Yang, Nate Powell, Mariko Tamaki, and Jillian Tamaki; as well as volumes frequently challenged for use in secondary classrooms, such as Raina Telgemeier's Drama and Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

One Summer Book
Score: 3
From 32 Ratings

One Summer


  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-06-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780446583176

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One Summer Excerpt :

David Baldacci delivers a moving, family drama about learning to love again after terrible heartbreak and loss in this classic New York Times bestseller—soon to be a Hallmark original movie. It's almost Christmas, but there is no joy in the house of terminally ill Jack and his family. With only a short time left to live, he spends his last days preparing to say goodbye to his devoted wife, Lizzie, and their three children. Then, unthinkably, tragedy strikes again: Lizzie is killed in a car accident. With no one able to care for them, the children are separated from each other and sent to live with family members around the country. Just when all seems lost, Jack begins to recover in a miraculous turn of events. He rises from what should have been his deathbed, determined to bring his fractured family back together. Struggling to rebuild their lives after Lizzie's death, he reunites everyone at Lizzie's childhood home on the oceanfront in South Carolina. And there, over one unforgettable summer, Jack will begin to learn to love again, and he and his children will learn how to become a family once more.

It Happened One Summer Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

It Happened One Summer


  • Author : Tessa Bailey
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-07-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063045668

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It Happened One Summer Excerpt :

USA TODAY BESTSELLER Tessa Bailey is back with a Schitt’s Creek-inspired rom-com about a Hollywood “It Girl” who’s cut off from her wealthy family and exiled to a small Pacific Northwest beach town... where she butts heads with a surly, sexy local who thinks she doesn’t belong. As seen on E!Online, PopSugar, CNN, EliteDaily, Vulture, Buzzfeed, Bustle, the Nerd Daily, PARADE, LA Magazine, Country Living, USA Today, and more! Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father’s dive bar... in Washington. Piper hasn’t even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets big, bearded sea captain Brendan, who thinks she won’t last a week outside of Beverly Hills. So what if Piper can’t do math, and the idea of sleeping in a shabby apartment with bunk beds gives her hives. How bad could it really be? She’s determined to show her stepfather—and the hot, grumpy local—that she’s more than a pretty face. Except it’s a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there’s an undeniable attraction simmering between them. Piper doesn’t want any distractions, especially feelings for a man who sails off into the sunset for weeks at a time. Yet as she reconnects with her past and begins to feel at home in Westport, Piper starts to wonder if the cold, glamorous life she knew is what she truly wants. LA is calling her name, but Brendan—and this town full of memories—may have already caught her heart.

Haven s Secret  The Powers Book 1  Book

Haven s Secret The Powers Book 1


  • Author : Melissa Benoist
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781647002107

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Haven s Secret The Powers Book 1 Excerpt :

Two sisters come to terms with their extraordinary powers in a new middle grade fantasy from Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist and her sister, the writer Jessica Benoist, with the New York Times bestselling author, Mariko Tamaki Ellie McFadden has intuitive gifts. She can sense what other living things are feeling. She can even talk to animals! Too bad she can’t connect with her twin sister, Parker. Parker McFadden has kinetic gifts. She can cause shocks to the earth and produce heat energy that explodes from her body like fire, especially when she is angry. The sisters aren’t aware of the legacy they inherited from their mother until, on their thirteenth birthday, two mysterious relatives on the Power side whisk them off to an isolated sanctuary called Haven. Ellie immediately adapts to their new routine, but Parker has one impulse: to get back to her normal life of friends and sports, fast. Unlocking Haven’s secrets is just the beginning of what Ellie and Parker can do if they choose to work together to harness their abilities. But the sinister force that took their mother has other plans; and if the sisters’ fragile relationship succumbs to The Danger, a terrible fate may befall the people they love. This epic tale of two remarkable girls and the powers they wield is sure to appeal to fans of Chris Colfer, Rick Riordan, and Tui T. Sutherland.

Our Little Kitchen Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Our Little Kitchen


  • Author : Jillian Tamaki
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773062631

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Our Little Kitchen Excerpt :

A picture book about a lively evening in a community kitchen from Governor General’s Award–winning author and illustrator Jillian Tamaki. Tie on your apron! Roll up your sleeves! Pans are out, oven is hot. The kitchen’s all ready, Where do we start? In this lively, rousing picture book from Caldecott Honoree Jillian Tamaki, a crew of resourceful neighbours come together to prepare a meal for their community. With a garden full of produce, a joyfully chaotic kitchen and a friendly meal shared at the table, Our Little Kitchen is a celebration of full bellies and people looking out for one another. Includes two recipes and an author’s note about the volunteering experience that inspired the book. Key Text Features illustrated recipes author's note speech bubbles Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.4 Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

Luisa   Now and Then Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Luisa Now and Then


  • Author : Carole Maurel
  • Publisher : Humanoids Inc
  • Release Date : 2018-06-20
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643376400

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Luisa Now and Then Excerpt :

At 32, Luisa encounters her 15-year-old self in this sentimental and bold story about self-acceptance and sexuality.

They Say Blue Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

They Say Blue


  • Author : Jillian Tamaki
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683352778

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They Say Blue Excerpt :

Now available as a board book, the award-winning They Say Blue is a playful, poetic exploration of color and point of view In captivating paintings full of movement and transformation, we follow a young girl through a year or a day as she examines the colors in the world around her. Egg yolks are sunny orange as expected, yet water cupped in her hands isn’t blue like they say. But maybe a blue whale is blue. She doesn’t know; she hasn’t seen one. Playful and philosophical, They Say Blue is a book about color as well as perspective, about the things we can see and the things we can only wonder at.

Daytripper Book
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

Daytripper


  • Author : Gabriel Ba
  • Publisher : DC
  • Release Date : 2011-02-08
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401236014

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Daytripper Excerpt :

"One of the most memorable things we've read in a long time." - io9 "Beautifully written and utterly gorgeous, DAYTRIPPER completely blew me away." - Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy, My Chemical Romance) What are the most important days of your life? F-bio Moon and Gabriel B- answer that question in the critical and commercial hit series that took the industry by storm, winning praise from such comics veterans as Terry Moore, Craig Thompson and Jeff Smith. Follow aspiring writer Br-s de Oliva Domingos as each chapter of DAYTRIPPER explores a completely different moment in his life. Moon and B- tell a beautifully lyrical tale chronicling Domingos's entire existence- from his loves to his deaths and all the possibilities in between. Introduction by Craig Thompson (BLANKETS).