Circus Mirandus: Review Haiku

When the hype machine
gets it right: a stunning and
memorable debut.

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley. Dial, 2015, 292 pages.


Syllabus: Review Haiku

Now and forever,
Lynda Barry is the funk
queen of everywhere.

Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor by Lynda Barry. Drawn and Quarterly, 2014, 200 pages.


Milo Speck: Accidental Agent: Review Haiku

The missing-sock trope
goes in a whole new direction.
Deceit! Ogres!

Milo Speck: Accidental Agent by Linda Urban. Harcourt, 2015, 272 pages.


The Nest: Review Haiku

Someone said "Oppel
goes Gaiman," and that feels just
right to me. Spooky.

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel, illustrated by Jon Klassen. S&S, 2015, 256 pages.


Pop Goes the Circus and Loch Ness Punster: Review Haiku

illustrated middle grade
is your thing? Enjoy.

Pop Goes the Circus (Three-Ring Rascals #4) by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise. Algonquin, 2015, 144 pages.
The Loch Ness Punster (43 Old Cemetery Road #7) by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise. Harcourt, 2015, 144 pages.


Last Panda Standing: Review Haiku

Now I kinda want
to see Sandoval in a
platypus costume.

Last Panda Standing (Platypus Police Squad #3) by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Walden Pond, 2015, 256 pages.