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Another Brother by Matthew Cordell
Bad Houses by Sara Ryan
The Boneshaker by Kate Milford
Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White by Lila Quintero Weaver
Dark Tort by Diane Mott Davidson
Desert Gold by Zane Grey
Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
Fire by Kristin Cashore
The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan by Maxwell Eaton
Heartless by Gail Carriger
In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente
Know the Parts of a Book by Janet Piehl
Lily Renee, Escape Artist by Trina Robbins
The Medusa Plot by Gordon Korman
Mr. Puzzle Super Collection! by Chris Eliopoulos
My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman
The New Ghostbusters Volume 1 by Erik Burnham
No Ordinary Owl by Lauraine Snelling and Kathleen Damp Wright
Peek-a-Boo Monsters by Charles Reasoner
The Pirate's Eye by Guy Bass
The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
Rin Tin Tin's Rinty by Julie Campbell
Sacred Clowns by Tony Hillerman
The Shadow King by Jo Marchant
Tankborn by Karen Sandler
Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep! by Mo Willems
Unraveling Freedom by Ann Bausum
The Very Big Carrot by Satoe Tone
Watch Me Throw the Ball by Mo Willems

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
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2 stars: OK
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The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan: 11/01/13

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The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan by Maxwell Eaton is the start of a new graphic novel series aimed at upper elementary school readers. Ace and Bub are beaver brothers. Ace loves surfing and Bub loves napping but when there's a crises they are an inseparable team.

In this first installment, the annual surfing contest is being threatened by "evil penguins." More precisely, they are eco-terrorists, bent on remaking the beavers' coastline home into an icy wasteland of Antarctic proportions.

Puns — verbal and visual abound. The penguins' ship, for instance is a giant refrigerator. Later the beavers follow the blue prints (both kinds) to find their way through the ship.

So while there is an underlying message of the evils of global warming, this graphic novel avoids the usual temptation to impose a moral. It is basically a fast paced, silly and entertaining caper.

Five stars

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