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Legendary Escapes By Soledad Romero, Julia Antonio Blasco (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9783967047301
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Published: Little Gestalten - September 20th, 2022

Crafted to look like a classic gazette, Legendary Escapes recounts both famous as well as lesser-known tales of amazing escapes--from John Dillinger to prisoners fleeing from the infamous Alcatraz island, from Houdini vanishing to an enslaved man mailing himself in a box to a northern state, to a family escaping what was then East Germany in a hot air balloon, and many more. A fun read with tons of illustrations for ages 7 and up!

- Joy

Meanwhile Back on Earth . . .: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space By Oliver Jeffers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593621523
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Published: Philomel Books - October 4th, 2022

Brilliantly crafted, but for sure not a cozy lap read, Jeffers’ Meanwhile Back on Earth imagines a dad and his two squabbling children driving into outer space, planet to planet and even the sun, while reminding us with each trip what was happening all those light years (and years and years back in history) on earth. The point becomes clear. We need to stop the fighting. The arguing. The destruction. Jeffers offers us some gentle humor to temper the message, but no easy answers. This one is for children and adults alike. The sub-title says it all: A Cosmic View of Conflict.

- Joy

Let's Make History! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales): Create Your Own Comics By Nathan Hale Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419765520
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Published: Amulet Books - October 11th, 2022

Now you too can learn how to make your own history comics (and comics history!) with this wonderful guide from the creator of the uberpopular Hazardous Tales series, Nathan Hale! Learn and practice the step-by-step process behind making amazing illustrated works of your very own.

- Keaton

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 5) (Illustrated edition) By J. K. Rowling, Mr. Jim Kay (Illustrator), Neil Packer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Mr. Jim Kay (Illustrator), Neil Packer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545791434
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - October 11th, 2022

With beautiful, never before seen illustrations, this edition of Order of the Phoenix brings Harry Potter to life in a whole new way. You can get lost looking at the illustrations for hours on end. It is truly a work of art!

- Patrick

Lonely Planet Kids Explorapedia 1 By Lonely Planet Kids Cover Image
ISBN: 9781838695200
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Published: Lonely Planet - October 18th, 2022

This book is a fun chance to learn about explorers from all over the globe. Seeing how and why people went out on daring adventures, and how their discoveries shaped the world we live in today. Fun, exciting, and perfect for kids!

- Patrick