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Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling by Lucy Frank (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on December 5, 2014 tagged coming of age • poetry
Two young people in the hospital for Crohn's disease share their stories in poems.
Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine by Gloria Whelan, Nancy Carpenter (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on October 3, 2014 tagged history • picture book
Queen Victoria can’t simply go for a swim. So her husband builds her a contraption to give her some privacy.
An Age of License A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on October 10, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel
Cartoonist Lucy Knisley travels to a Norwegian comics festival and then around Europe as she examines her life.
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on November 28, 2014 tagged biography • coming of age • graphic novel
Raina wanted a little sister to play with, but Amara doesn’t want to do anything her older sister does.
God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya, Juliana Neufeld (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on August 29, 2014 tagged biography • short stories
Short, illustrated stories from Vivek Shraya’s life about growing up Indian-Canadian and LGBTQ.
Strange Fruit Volume 1: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History by Joel Christian Gill (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on January 23, 2015 tagged graphic novel • history
Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J. Mann, Christopher Lane (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on March 11, 2016 tagged audiobook • history • mystery
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery by Sam Kean (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on March 27, 2015 tagged science
Ghost Walls: The Story of a 17th-Century Colonial Homestead by Sally M. Walker (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on January 15, 2016 tagged history
Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen by Abby Denson (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on April 15, 2016 tagged nonfiction
Knitting Yarns Writers on Knitting by Ann Hood (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on August 1, 2014 tagged essays • nonfiction
Writers write about why they knit: stress relief, connecting with friends, grief, and getting through crises.
Fighting Fire! Ten of the Deadliest Fires in American History and How We Fought Them by Michael L. Cooper (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on November 13, 2015 tagged nonfiction
Beetle Busters: A Rogue Insect and the People Who Track It (Scientists in the Field) by Loree Griffin Burns (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on August 14, 2015 tagged nonfiction
When Lunch Fights Back Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses by Rebecca L. Johnson (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on June 12, 2015 tagged picture book • science
5-Minute Mug Cakes: Nearly 100 Yummy Microwave Cakes by Jennifer Lee (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on September 2, 2016 tagged cookbook
Morphine by Mikhail Bulgakov, Hugh Aplin (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on November 14, 2014 tagged historical fiction
A young Russian doctor’s first person account of his morphine addiction, set in the early 1900s.
Woman Rebel The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on May 23, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel
Margaret Sanger put her freedom on the line so that women in the U.S. could get access to birth control.
A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on January 31, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel • nonfiction
Guy Delisle’s days with his kids are one step removed from disaster.
Hyperbole and a Half Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on February 7, 2014 tagged biography • comic strips • humor
Illustrated stories, both hilarious and heartrending, from Allie Brosh’s blog.
What's Inside? See-Through Pages and Magic Surprises! by OKIDO (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on February 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction • picture book • science
Hold the pages of this picture book up to the light to reveal the inner workings of the human body, a car, and more.
Lost at Sea The Jon Ronson Mysteries by Jon Ronson (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on March 28, 2014 tagged essays
An investigative journalist interviews oddballs, insane “clowns,” and looks into a few mysteries.
Papa's Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming, Boris Kulikov (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on December 6, 2013 tagged historical fiction • picture book
An inventor builds underwater vehicles based on his daughter’s observations of fish in a lake.
Deadly! The Truth About the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth by Nicola Davies, Neal Layton (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on December 20, 2013 tagged nonfiction • science
Electric eels. Exploding ants. Stabby falcons. Venomous jellyfish. Sharks won’t be scary anymore.
To Be or Not To Be A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North, William Shakespeare, YOU (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on November 15, 2013 tagged classic • historical fiction • humor
Irritated by Hamlet? Intrigued by Ophelia? Make different choices than the Bard and see what happens.
This Belongs to Me: Cool Ways to Personalize Your Stuff by Anna Wray (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on June 17, 2016 tagged nonfiction
Pretty Good Number One An American Family Eats Tokyo by Matthew Amster-Burton (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on August 15, 2014 tagged cookbook • nonfiction
An American family spends a month in Tokyo eating the best, worst, and most Japanese foods they can find.
Crochet One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects From Crocheters Around the World by Judith Durant, Edie Eckman (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on August 26, 2016 tagged nonfiction
Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen (2012)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by sarahhunt on June 3, 2016 tagged biography • history
The Letter Q Queer Writers' Notes To Their Younger Selves by Sarah Moon, James Lecesne (2012)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on June 8, 2012 tagged anthology • coming of age • essays