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Nightlights
Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez
62 posts | 61 read | 107 to read
Every night, tiny stars appear out of the darkness in little Sandy's bedroom. She catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning brings them back to life in the whimsical drawings that cover her room. One day, Morpie, a mysterious pale girl, appears at school. And she knows all about Sandy's drawings... Nightlights is a beautiful story about fear, insecurity, and creativity, from the enchanting imagination of Lorena Alvarez.
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lindseypro21
Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez

10 minutes for 50 pages read. #24hourreadathon

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bibliobard
Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez
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Hey @IndoorDame just letting you know I got my book with your letter. No worries about it being “late” — I completely understand! My TBR is up to date as far as I know, but if you want to run a title by me “just in case” I understand. It‘s a very nice gesture on your part 🥰

IndoorDame I‘ll do that, thanks! And I‘m so glad to hear it got back to you safely! Thanks for letting me know. 10mo
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cwarnier
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I never posted my end results of #JoyousJanuary. @Andrew65
I got 1/2 of my goals done.

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏🍾🥂🥳😊 12mo
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IndoorDame
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Bookmail day is always the best day! The last #lmpbc pick for round 10 is here! I‘m really looking forward to reading this one!

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhh 12mo
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cwarnier
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This book had the most amazing graphics and illustrations. They were gorgeous and yet at times creepy, but still beautiful.
#LMPBC
#BBRC #Teenangst #FictionGN
#BookspinBingo - While I probably won't get a Bingo this month, I am checking off quiet a few books.
#JoyousJanuary #Shutdownreadathon

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cwarnier
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#lmpbc @LibrarianRyan @IndoorDame @Shakespearience
Look what showed up in my mailbox today. 🤗
I think Nightlights is supposed to be my Jan. And Antihero Feb. I will probably read both and send off together. I have Monday off and decided to devote it to reading.

bibliobard Wait did they both show up at the same time 😂 cause I sent Nightlight forever ago and just sent Antihero at the start of the month 12mo
cwarnier @Shakespearience Yes they came in the same package from @librarianryan.
Whatever works.
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LibrarianRyan @Shakespearience yeah. I‘m behind. And still playing catch up. 12mo
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LibrarianRyan
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3 ⭐
This was an interesting graphic novel. I can‘t say it was short and sweet, more like short and creepy. The major thing is, I have seen this story before. Not this exact book, but the story. I am not sure if it is an old folk tale or what, but I know I have seen this story done before. Saying that, I still like this book for the excellent illustrations. But to get the full story, I will probably have to read book 2.

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bibliobard
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This was short but cute and very colorful! There isn‘t a lot to say about it other than that. I won‘t be mailing until the end of the month — but I look forward to the other choices. #LMPBC #GroupB #Round010

Sace I loved the art on this one. 1y
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie have u seen this one yet? 1y
ElizaMarie @AkashaVampie no but it looks super cute! 1y
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie thought ud like it 1y
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GatheringBooks
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#HollyJollyReading Day 2: Night #Lights has a surreal, otherworldly, magical realism component that appealed to my sensibilities. I know that there may be a few conventional types who may find it too out there or the ending unresolved, but I like how open-ended it was – providing spaces for the reader to draw their own conclusions. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-etX

Soubhiville Ooo, I love the look of this one. 2y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🎄 2y
AnneCecilie I loved this one, and the illustrations was fantastic ❤️❤️ 2y
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AnneCecilie
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#7days7covers - day 5 #CoverCrush

For seven days I‘ll post a favorite cover with no explanation

If you haven‘t been tagged jet, and want to show us some beautiful covers, consider yourself tagged.

Centique I love these! So pretty 😍 2y
batsy These are so sweet! 2y
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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 😊 3y
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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💜 3y
Sace I've resisted buying this one forever. I finally broke down and bought it and Hicotea. 😁 3y
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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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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
Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
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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. 3y
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Lindy
Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
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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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AnneCecilie
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Another illustration @vkois88 @jenniferajanes

jenniferajanes Wow! I NEED to find this book! 3y
vkois88 So beautiful! 3y
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AnneCecilie
Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
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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! 3y
vkois88 LOVE THIS!!!! 3y
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AnneCecilie
Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
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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! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
RealLifeReading Adorable! 3y
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AnneCecilie @jenniferajanes @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @RealLifeReading The cover is stunning, but some of the inside illustrations leaves you breathless 3y
jenniferajanes @AnneCecilie I really need to see that book! 📚📚📚 3y
vkois88 I went to stack this and I already had 😂😂😂 it is SO insanely beautiful. I wish I could see it! 3y
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juliegumdrop
Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
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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
Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
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Adorable, beautiful and vibrant book, I loved it! Those illustrations!! 😍😍 5/5

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TracyReadsBooks
Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
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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
Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
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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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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
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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. 😁 4y
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 💜 4y
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Schlinkles
Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
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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!!! 4y
LadyChristy So lovely! It‘s blizzard-ing with 6-8 inches of snow expected here right now. I miss screen porch reading terribly! 4y
Schlinkles @LadyChristy I‘d happily trade, its only February and it‘s been over 80 here for the past week. 4y
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... 😂 4y
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MisterWhitaker
Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
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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
Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
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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. 4y
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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 *.* 5y
MyBookBath Sounds cute, looks cute! 5y
thebooksatchel The cover is so pretty 5y
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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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elkeOriginal
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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? 5y
elkeOriginal @Kalalalatja No - it's about confidence and creativity. 5y
Kalalalatja @elkeo interesting too! I think I have it mixed up with another book 👍 5y
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elkeOriginal @Kalalalatja If you figure out that other title, I would take a look! 5y
Kalalalatja I remember now, I think it is this one 5y
elkeOriginal @Kalalalatja Oh, that sounds/looks amazing - dragons! It's not out here until Sept. Need to order from the UK right now...thanks!! 5y
Kalalalatja I saw it on JeansBookishThoughts' booktube channel, and I have been thinking about it ever since! 5y
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MarriedtoMrT
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Beautifully creep-tastic.

Soubhiville Wow that's cool. 5y
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MarriedtoMrT
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Pretty! This art would make a fantastic tattoo.

candyflossramparts Gorgeous! 😍 5y
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