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Apple Crush by Lucy Knisley
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Clause of Death by Lorna Barrett and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator)
Death by Espresso by Alex Erickson
Death on the Shelf by Allison Brook and Mia Gaskin (Narrator)
Expedition Backyard by Rosemary Mosco and Binglin Hu (illustrator) Faux Paw by Sofie Kelly
Gimme Shelter: Misadventures and Misinformation by Doreen Cronin and Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations)
Heartstopper: Volume Three by Alice Oseman
Killer in the Carriage House by Sheila Connolly and Emily Durante (Narrator)
Komi Can't Communicate, Volume 2 by Tomohito Oda
Little Houses by Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 2 by Shinichi Fukuda
Noragami: Stray God, Volume 12 by Adachitoka
Really Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick
The Romantic Agenda by Claire Kann
17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma
Spy x Family, Volume 4 by Tatsuya Endo and Case Loe (translator)
Sweetness and Lightning, Volume 1 by Gido Amagakure and Adam Lensenmayer (Translator)
When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

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Expedition Backyard: 08/03/22

Heartstopper: Volume Two

Expedition Backyard by Rosemary Mosco and Binglin Hu (illustrator) (2022) is a graphic novel about Vole and Mole who enjoy expeditions through nature. Vole loves the adventure and meeting different creatures. Mole likes to draw the nature he experiences. One particular adventure, though, changes everything for them and soon they find themselves moved from the forest to the big city.

Over the remaining chapters Vole and Mole learn about the nature around their new home. They also make friends from the urban animals.

Vole, in his enthusiasm, doesn't always correctly recognize the creatures he sees. He'll mistake a cat for a lion. Despite that, Mosco with the delightful illustrations by Binglin Hu, include useful and interesting ways of recognizing urban animals.

Five stars

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