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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
The Broken Lands by Kate Milford
Cadillac Couches by Sophie B. Watson
Cleopatra in Space: Secret of the Time Tablets by Mike Maihack
A Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle
D4VE by Ryan Ferrier
Giant Days, Volume 5 by John Allison
Knight's Castle by Edward Eager
Knock About with the Fitzgerald-Trouts by Esta Spalding
The Locksmith issue 3 by Terrance Grace
Made for Each Other by Paul D. Storrie and Eldon Cowgur
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

Miscellaneous
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
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



The Book Fair From the Black Lagoon: 08/20/17

The Book Fair From the Black Lagoon  by Mike Thaler

The Book Fair From the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler is the seventeenth picture book in the series and the only one I've read, or am likely at this time to read. So if you're looking for a comprehensive review of the series, this is not the blog for you! If you're curious, there are twenty books in the series, published originally from 1998-2007.

One thing pictures books are used for is teaching kids about things. The idea is that if you make it an entertaining story you'll also manage to slip some entertainment in. Of course, if this never worked, authors and publishers would stop making these types of books.

Back when I was a kid (although in all fairness, I was still a kid when this series started, though too old to be in the demographic), the series that took care of this task was Amelia Bedelia.

So here the setting is a school. The main character is a kid, so it makes a little more sense that he's clueless about things. Anyway, this time he's worried about an upcoming book fair at his school. He's heard all the jargon and is imagining it in terms of monsters.

Of course when he and his equally worried friends discover the truth behind the book fair they love it. It is after all, well meaning propaganda for school, libraries, and literacy.

Three stars

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