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Nightlights
Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
52 posts | 50 read | 106 to read
A beautiful, mysterious graphic novel about fear, insecurity and creativity, from the enchating imagination of Lorena Alvarez Gomez.
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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I'm calling it a pick for the art, but for me the story was just so so.

Soubhiville It‘s pretty! 3w
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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#bookmail #blameitonlitsy

I really tried to resist. I failed.

hermyknee Preeeettty 2mo
emtobiasz These are gorgeous and wayyyy creepier than they look from the outside! (I mean, kids‘-book creepy, but still 😳) 2mo
batsy So lovely! 2mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @hermyknee @batsy @emtobiasz It was the art that made it irresistible. I'm tickled to hear it's "kids'-book creepy" ? 2mo
AnneCecilie I love these, and especially the illustrations. Enjoy 😊 2mo
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AnneCecilie
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Apparently this is so new, that it‘s not in the database.

This is the second installment in her NightLight series, and this is just as good as the first one. Alvarez continues with the gorgeous illustrations.

Cinfhen Looks adorable 😊 2mo
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AnneCecilie
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Just as good on a second reading as the first time. And the illustrations is just 😍😍😍

#Booked2019 - Night-oriented title

Cinfhen Sweet💜 2mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder I've resisted buying this one forever. I finally broke down and bought it and Hicotea. 😁 2mo
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Krisjericho
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Stunning visuals. I mean just gorgeous. This is creepy, though, and I wouldn‘t recommend it for wry young or very sensitive readers. But as a former Catholic school girl, I appreciated that that was part of the story, and the mathematical references were spot on.

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BruceWalken
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JillPill
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This is such a gorgeous book! The illustrations are to die for and I loved the story too. It's a quick read but it would be a great addition to any kid's library

#Nightlights #LorenaAlvarezGomez #graphicnovel #juvenilefiction #librarybooks

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BookInMyHands
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I thought this graphic novel was great, but my second and fourth grader did not like it. They didn‘t understand it and they thought it was creepy (it is a little creepy). My sophomore niece was over today and I handed it to her to read. She loved it. But the illustrations, while beautiful, are a little juvenile for the story.

I also really enjoyed that the monster is bested USING MATH!

#readingwomenofcolor2019

Peddler410 I‘m going to look for this to share with my 4th grader. 5mo
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Lindy
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Colombian artist Lorena Alvarez drew on her own experiences as a child attending Catholic school to create this gorgeous #graphicnovel for all ages. There are some scary parts as Sandy grapples with her insecurities made visible, and the happy ending is a bit abrupt, so it‘s probably a good idea for adults to discuss this with younger readers. Exuberant and confounding. I found myself rereading it many times.

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Lindy
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Top strip of panels:
Sandy: “Oh…but they‘re just doodles.”
Morfie: “Your drawings are really good! You‘ll be famous one day!”

This #graphicnovel addresses a child‘s relationship with her own creativity. The art is amazing and the topic is an important one.

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RowReads1
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AnneCecilie
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Another illustration @vkois88 @jenniferajanes

jenniferajanes Wow! I NEED to find this book! 6mo
vkois88 So beautiful! 6mo
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AnneCecilie
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Several Littens wanted to see this picture book, so I‘m sharing a few of the illustrations. As always, the pictures are better in the book @jenniferajanes @vkois88

jenniferajanes Beautiful! 6mo
vkois88 LOVE THIS!!!! 6mo
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AnneCecilie
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The first book I thought of for #FestivalOfLights #SeasonsReadings

And the illustrations and color palette is wonderful

jenniferajanes I love the cover! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
RealLifeReading Adorable! 6mo
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AnneCecilie @jenniferajanes @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @RealLifeReading The cover is stunning, but some of the inside illustrations leaves you breathless 6mo
jenniferajanes @AnneCecilie I really need to see that book! 📚📚📚 6mo
vkois88 I went to stack this and I already had 😂😂😂 it is SO insanely beautiful. I wish I could see it! 6mo
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juliegumdrop
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#novemberwrapup However, I haven‘t finished reading World Without End yet. I‘m on page 775/1014.

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Rachiiebookdragon
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Adorable, beautiful and vibrant book, I loved it! Those illustrations!! 😍😍 5/5

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TracyReadsBooks
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Behind this beautiful cover is a fabulous, deliciously creepy story that will surely surprise readers who pick it up. Sandy draws all the time & daydreams, even at school, about the fantastical worlds she wants to create. One day Sandy meets a new girl at school & she soon discovers her drawings are far more powerful than she ever imagined. Gorgeous illustrations, a story about friendship & art & more, & yes, a touch of creepiness. A good read.

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lowellette
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You may think this will be adorable but you are wrong. It is frightening and you must be prepared for a weekend‘s worth of nightmares. For lovers of Coraline and kids who scare you.

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DezaraeOsborne
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This book has beautiful, vibrant art and is creepier than I was expecting! This is a great middle grade graphic novel

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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March‘s pile of graphic novels...

julesG I looooove your shelves. My daughter just had a look at them over my shoulder - I think she has new shelf-goals now. 😁 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @julesG, thank you! I‘m really loving arranging by colour, it hasn‘t triggered any series separation anxiety at all. And I love having somewhere to display my little collectables 💜 1y
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Schlinkles
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Enjoying the lights (that it only took us 3 years to put up)and the beautiful Savannah night on our screened-in porch. It‘s the perfect place to read.

UrsulaMonarch Lovely!!! 1y
LadyChristy So lovely! It‘s blizzard-ing with 6-8 inches of snow expected here right now. I miss screen porch reading terribly! 1y
Schlinkles @LadyChristy I‘d happily trade, its only February and it‘s been over 80 here for the past week. 1y
LadyChristy @Schlinkles Oh man, that sounds unpleasant too. I‘d take 80, but maybe just for a day or so. I‘m too much of a delicate Scandinavian frost flower to survive in sweltering temps for long... 😂 1y
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MisterWhitaker
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The operative word for this book is "gorgeous!" The art is more than worth the price of admission. Would love to see this animated! #EXGL2018 #PopClassroom #ComicBooks #GraphicNovels #LitsyReadingChallenge2018 #LitsyAtoZ #LRC #teachersoflitsy

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MisterWhitaker
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This cover is gorgeous! Glad for a quick read that also looks great #EXGL2018 #PopClassroom #ComicBooks #GraphicNovels #LitsyReadingChallenge2018 #LitsyAtoZ #LRC #teachersoflitsy

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jenlbean
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Mehso-so

Why yes, I did buy a book just for the illustrations, and yes, it was more than worth it! Beautiful! The story line is a little strange, but still good in that it shows a girl fighting her demons.

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Readerann
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Absolutely gorgeous book! I need to read more graphic and children's books so I can enjoy the talent of the amazing illustrators. I'm off to read in bed now, and will probably do a wrap-up #readathon post in the morning. Well done, all!

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OceanCityMama
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The art is gorgeous! I checked it out for myself and had to steal it back from my kids because they immediately took it and obsessed over it. The story is complex, I think I'm still processing. Definitely a winner!

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GirlNamedJesse
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Absolutely stunning artwork! This book could have been about anything at all and I would have read it. The ending was a bit abrupt and I had to reread it to fully understand what happened, but I loved it!

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emtobiasz
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Stunning graphic novel with a creepy twist. My patrons love graphic novels, but I think I may have to help this one find the right audience-- the cover and picture-book size make it look appropriate for a younger audience than I think would really enjoy it. #childrensbooks #graphicnovel

MarriedtoMrT I loved it but had the same thoughts about audience. I think it would more easily find the right reader if it had been published in the traditional comic book size. 2y
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AmandaL
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This gorgeous children's book is told in graphic novel format. It's a little creepy, but not overly scary. The art is lovely. #kidlit

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AnneCecilie
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I absolutely loved the drawings and the color palette in this book ❤️❤️❤️

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AnneCecilie
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Another fantastic drawing in this book ❤️❤️❤️

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AnneCecilie
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The drawings in this book ❤️❤️❤️

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Dropandgivemenerdy
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This book is so pretty I can't stand it. And I love the story. It's so creative and fun! Probably might scare the kid, tho. It wasn't shelved in the kids section but I can see her mistaking this as one of hers. She is only 2 after all.

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Madamereadsalot
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Adorable, but way too short. This graphic novel is a joy for the eye! The illustrations are colourful, imaginative and extremely well executed! I fell in love with the illustration style and those little monsters reminded me of Studio Ghibli movies (and who doesn't love that?!) The story is about an introverted little artist, living in her own little imaginated world.

theliteraryowl Oh wow this cover is so pretty *.* 2y
MyBookBath Sounds cute, looks cute! 2y
thebooksatchel The cover is so pretty 2y
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faelinwolf
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I loved this! The art is a combo of colorful, adorable, and creepy at times.

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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This is a trippy book. BEAUTIFUL art.
It seems like a picture book, but isn't.
Feels more like a graphic novel, but too short.
Has some very relatable kid stuff, then creeps you out. Can't pigeonhole this book! But if you like the look of it, pick it up. It's perfect for people with imagination.

Kalalalatja Is this the one that deals with depression? 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Kalalalatja No - it's about confidence and creativity. 2y
Kalalalatja @elkeo interesting too! I think I have it mixed up with another book 👍 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon @Kalalalatja If you figure out that other title, I would take a look! 2y
Kalalalatja I remember now, I think it is this one 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Kalalalatja Oh, that sounds/looks amazing - dragons! It's not out here until Sept. Need to order from the UK right now...thanks!! 2y
Kalalalatja I saw it on JeansBookishThoughts' booktube channel, and I have been thinking about it ever since! 2y
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MarriedtoMrT
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Beautifully creep-tastic.

Soubhiville Wow that's cool. 2y
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MarriedtoMrT
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Pretty! This art would make a fantastic tattoo.

candyflossramparts Gorgeous! 😍 2y
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MarriedtoMrT
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A gorgeously illustrated graphic novel with a solid story but... I'm not sure how to market it. It looks like a picture book by length and cover art but, when read, is clearly a shorter graphic novel for slightly older kids. The spooky parts are pretty spooky. That said, I would gladly read anything else by this author/illustrator.

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ardoomer
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I have a review of this coming up on womenwriteaboutcomics.com but I want to say that it's so good. Get it. The art is gorgeous and Alvarez is a fabulous storyteller. Great for kids but EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT.

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MarriedtoMrT
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I missed free comic book day. Part #saturdaylibrarian, part never having set foot in a comic book store. 😳 But I brought this one home today and it was from the library, so free. Does that count?

(Jealous of the Buffy issue I saw floating around! Enjoy to those who got it.)

Bookrarian How have you never set foot in a comic store?! I highly recommend it. They are good places to be. 2y
MarriedtoMrT Hahaha, just edited because apparently something I type autocorrected to "little ho." What? ?? 2y
MarriedtoMrT @Bookrarian I know! And there is one really close to work. I'm newish to comics. It's my only excuse. 2y
xicanti Dark Horse Comics always makes their FCBD issues available digitally, so you should be able to read Buffy that way! They've got their own app, and I believe it'll be on comiXology too. 2y
Texreader This cover is adorable 2y
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LauraBrook
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Book 6 of the Readathon, and a great little pick it was. Gorgeous illustrations that make me want to chew up and swallow the drawings so they can live inside me. Will be buying a copy of this for sure, and Ms Alvarez has a new fan for life! Many thanks to @Liberty for bringing it to my attention!

Readerann Oh, the colors! 2y
LauraBrook @Readerann it's a beautiful little book! 2y
KellyHashway This looks so adorable! 2y
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ABookishLife
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The artwork speaks for itself. A lovely little fantasy.

JoeStalksBeck Lovely! 2y
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amie
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Beautiful artwork in this graphic novel!

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Liberty
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This book was so delightful and strange. 💜❤️💛

Laura317 I don't know what it is, but it's adorable! 2y
rubyslippersreads Kind of looks like baby Groot. 😄 2y
ThatOneLibrarian The artwork is so stunning! Absolutely wonderful. 2y
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Liberty
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I feel ya, kid.

Lola Corpse pose? 😂😂 2y
Velvetsun Me too. Lol 2y
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Liberty
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So this is adorable. 💙🖤💜

Jennifer3 Love the bright, adorable cover art! 2y
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angrylilasian
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I love stories about kids using their imagination. And this one is visually stunning.

Bibliogeekery Gorgeous!! 2y
Moray_Reads Beautiful illustrations! 😍 2y
GatheringBooks i agree! loved this one. quite creepy too! 2y
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