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Adrift on St. John by Rebecca M. Hale
Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy From Mars by Daniel Pinkwater
Bad Girls by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Bluffton by Matt Phelan
Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel by Marissa Moss
Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
Bullying Under Attack by John Meyer
Dead City by James Ponti
The Dead of Night by Peter Lerangis
Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
Dear Teen Me by E. Kristin Anderson
Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente
Goggles! by Ezra Jack Keats
Good Night California by Adam Gamble
How to Moon a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
How to Tail a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
Junie B., First Grader, Shipwrecked by Barbara Park
Looks Like Daylight by Deborah Ellis
On the Road to Mr. Mineo's by Barbara O'Connor
A Question of Magic by E.D. Baker
The Sea Serpent and Me by Dashka Slater
Snuff by Terry Pratchett
Spider Woman's Daughter by Anne Hillerman
The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock by Bill Peet
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TenNapel
Voltron Volume 1: Shelter from the Storm by Brian Smith
Wandering Son: Volume 1 by Shimura Takako Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
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Comments for Goggles

Goggles: 05/04/14

cover artGoggles by Ezra Jack Keats is the fifth of the Peter books. Here the boy has found a neat pair of goggles and doesn't want to lose them to the local bullies!

I don't know about you, but when I was Peter's age (and maybe you are Peter's age), when I found something and I knew it was a legit case of finder's keepers, that thing was treasure and more importantly, it was my treasure. If the bully up the street (and there was one in my neighborhood) wanted it too, I'd have to fight to keep my treasure. Peter is a craftier and less violent kid than I was at his age. Peter is the kind of kid I should have striven to be.

Googles! also now makes me think of the "Double Vision" episode of Generator Rex where Rex's special (sentimental) pair of goggles are stolen by a girl in goggles. Except that Rex doesn't manage to outsmart her like Pete does his bully.

A still of the Goggles Delivery Girl from the DOUBLE VISION episode of GENERATOR REX

Five stars

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