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Bad Babysitter by Jennifer L. Holm
Beyond Auto Mode by Jennifer Bebb
The Book Fair From the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
Bookmarked For Death by Lorna Barrett
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Cadillac Couches by Sophie B. Watson
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The Locksmith issue 3 by Terrance Grace
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Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett
Paper Girls, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
Pastoral Cities by James L. Machor
Pi in the Sky by Wendy Mass
Poison Kiss by Ana Mardoll
Pumpkin Town! by Katie McKy
Puppy Love by Jennifer L. Holm
The Road Movie Book edited by Steven Cohan and Ina Rae Hark
Rosemary Remembered by Susan Wittig Albert
Roughneck by Jeff Lemire
Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella
The Time Garden by Edward Eager
Thyme of Death by Susan Wittig Albert
The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
Volkswagen Blues by Jacques Poulin and translated by Sheila Fischman
Waiting by Kevin Henkes

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 07, 2017)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 14, 2017)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 28, 2017)
July 2017 Reading Sources
July 2017 Reading Summary

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
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2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Bad Babysitter: 08/29/17

Bad Babysitter  by Jennifer L. Holm

Bad Babysitter by Jennifer L. Holm is the 19th comic in the series. Babymouse wants some spending money and she's old enough to try babysitting. She figures it will be easy: she feeds the kids, puts them to bed, then has the rest of the evening to watch TV waiting for the parents to come home. Except, kids are rarely that easy.

Panel showing Babymouse imagining all the work involved in babysitting

Now given Babymouse's track record, I'm surprised any adult would actually consider hiring her. She has a dozen shoddily half projects behind her by this point in the series. Maybe the parents think their kiddos are like cupcakes (one of her rare successes)?

Well, children aren't cupcakes, especially little ones. You can imagine how well things go!

Panel showing Babymouse bonding with the shy owl.

But this book isn't about another one of Babymouse's failures. Yes, she learns that little children aren't her thing, but she does find her place when she's put in charge of a very shy owl. He's been bullied to the point of becoming a near shut-in. Babymouse, also a victim of bullying uses her own coping mechanisms to draw the little owl of his shell.

Four stars

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