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Beast & Crown by Joel Ross
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Boundless by Jillian Tamaki
Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam
CatStronauts: Space Station Situation by Drew Brockington
Demon, Volume 4 by Jason Shiga
Feathertop by Robert D. San Souci
14 Hollow Road by Jenn Bishop
From Ant to Eagle by Alex Lyttle
The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match by Elizabeth Eulberg
Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott
Lights, Camera, Middle School! by Jennifer L. Holm
The Looney Experiment by Luke Reynolds
The Losers Club by Andrew Clements
The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green
Murder on the Half Shelf by Lorna Barrett
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes
One Mixed-Up Night by Catherine Newman
Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes by Booki Vivat
Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder
Paper Girls Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
Red Leech by Andrew Lane
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Ripped From the Pages by Kate Carlisle
The Scarebird by Sid Fleischman and Peter Sís
See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
Walking with Miss Millie by Tamara Bundy
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 25 by Rosamund Kidman Cox

Miscellaneous
2017 books read and reviewed
Back Half round-up: Favorite books read and reviewed from July-December 2017 Canadian Books reviewed in 2017
Diverse Books Reviewed in 2017
First Book of the Year Graphic Novels Reviewed in 2017
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (December 04)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (December 11)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (December 18)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (December 25)
Mysteries reviewed in 2017
Road Narrative Summary
November 2017 sources
November 2017 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


CatStronauts: Space Station Situation: 12/28/17

CatStronauts: Space Station Situation by Drew Brockington

CatStronauts: Space Station Situation by Drew Brockington is the third in the series of cat astronauts. Book one took us to the moon. Book two took us to Mars. Book three now comes back to Earth with a mission to save it while fixing the Hubba Bubba telescope.

A little political humor
A little political humor

Panel showing the rendezvous with the space station
Panel showing the rendezvous with the space station

This series is such a delightful combination of science, science fiction, cats, and geeky humor. Tucked in with the feline puns is the story of scientists trying to save the world from total destruction. It's also the story of a pilot trying to overcome PTSD after nearly dying in space.

Waffles having a Hibito moment
Waffles reminds me of Nanba Hibito (Space Brothers) after the accident on the moon.

With the PTSD plot, I'm reminded of Space Brothers, where Hibito has to relearn how to wear a spacesuit. Of course that plot took part over chapters or episodes depending on whether one was reading the manga or watching the anime.

I recommend listening to some space themed music while reading this volume. For instance:

Five stars

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