Monthly Archives: August 2011

Use Your Gray Matter: Covering Cover Art

This is a topic that has certainly been, ahem, covered, in a lot of places already. But since we’ve been referencing our feelings about book covers, at least briefly in all of our reviews, I wanted to start the conversation … Continue reading

Posted in Use Your Gray Matter | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

Review: Marty McGuire by Kate Messner

Marty McGuire by Kate Messner. Scholastic Press, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Early chapter book/realistic fiction Face Value: At first glance, the illustrated cover of Marty McGuire blends in to the crowd of other Middle Grade chapter books. She’s a contemporary … Continue reading

Posted in Middle Grade, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Review: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai Harper Collins, 2011 (currently available) Genre: Historical Fiction, Novel in Verse Face Value: This cover is just lovely. I love the colors and I think the silhouettes of Há and her beloved … Continue reading

Posted in Middle Grade, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments