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2014 Mini Trend: Ninjas

I can’t say with certainty that books featuring ninjas are on the rise, but looking at the lay of the land in 2014, it sure seems that way. Seeing as how anything with a ninja flies off my school library shelves (including the sneakily super-popular Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young), I am for this. Here’s the 2014 ninja-related fare I’ve found:

Dojo 500x500 2014 Mini Trend: Ninjas

Dojo 1 500x250 2014 Mini Trend: Ninjas

Dojo Daycare by Chris Tougas (out August 18, 2014)

Ninja 387x500 2014 Mini Trend: Ninjas

Ninja! by Arree Chung (out June 3, 2014)

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Ninja Red 1 500x323 2014 Mini Trend: Ninjas

Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz; illustrated by Dan Santat (out July 10, 2014)

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Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop! by Todd Tuell; illustrated by Tad Carpenter (out now)

Ninja Boy 397x500 2014 Mini Trend: Ninjas

Ninja Boy Goes to School by N. D. Wilson; illustrated by J. J. Harrison (out July 8, 2014)

Ninja Librarians 333x500 2014 Mini Trend: Ninjas

The Ninja Librarians by Jen Swann Downey (out now)

Any 2014 books to add?

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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