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IBC Top Pick
6+years

Marv and the Pool of Peril

Author: Alex Falase-KoyaIllustrator: Paula Bowles

Superhero Marv needs to defeat supervillain Hydro at the waterpark. Only problem is… he’s aquaphobic! Can Marv conquer his fear and swim to victory? This action-packed early reader, with stylish two-tone illustrations throughout, and a positive message about overcoming your fears, is great for reluctant readers, shared or independent reading.  

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  • Longlisted for the Alligator's Mouth Award 2023
  • Own Voice
  • Black representation
  • Diverse cast
  • Single parent
  • Challenges gender stereotypes