Monthly Archives: September 2011

Review: The Little Little Girl With the Big Big Voice by Kristen Balouch

The Little Little Girl With the Big Big Voice by Kristen Balouch. Little Simon, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Picture book Face Value: The bright colors caught my eye. And, of course, the little girl bellowing with all of her might. … Continue reading

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Review: A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott

A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott AmazonEncore, 2008 (Currently Available) Genre: Speculative Fiction Face Value: There are things I really like about this cover, but you have to look kind of closely. It’s not particularly eye-catching at first – … Continue reading

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Use Your Gray Matter: Screen Time vs. Page Time

Friends, I love to read. I do. I keep a book in my bag at all times and will shamelessly whip that thing out whenever I can: in line at the grocery store, at the coffee shop, at the bank, … Continue reading

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Review: The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey

The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey Egmont USA, 2011 (currently available) Genre: Mystery/Fantasy/Historical Fiction Face Value: I find this cover incredibly appealing. I like the use of color, the aesthetic of the graphics fits the story quite … Continue reading

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Review: Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa

Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa. Delacorte Press, 2003. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: The bold colors, dress, and tiara allude to the quinceañero theme of the book. However, there isn’t much here that interested me. Based on … Continue reading

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Review: Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder

Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder Random House, 2011 (Available September 27) Genre: Realistic Fiction with a Magical Element Face Value: Though there’s sort of a disembodied element here, I actually really like this cover! Yes, part of … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the People Responsible for The Princess Diaries Movie

Dear Gary Marshall and Walt Disney Pictures: We, the women of http://www.slatebreakers.com, recently spent an evening watching your 2001 film, The Princess Diaries in honor of our Meg Cabot Theme Week celebration. Although we very much enjoyed your charming film … Continue reading

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