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Maggie Sparks and the Alien Invasion

Author: Steve SmallmanIllustrator: Esther Hernando

This is a funny and adventurous story with underlying themes of friendship and belonging in which Maggie tries to win back her best friend Arthur, whom she feels she has lost to his new science friends. When she accidentally turns Arthur into an alien, the whole family has to step in to help bring him back to human form. 

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  • Steve Smallman is an award-winning author
  • Black representation
  • Mixed-heritage representation
  • Diverse cast
  • Challenges gender stereotypes
  • Female lead