Monthly Archives: October 2011

Use Your Gray Matter: Girls with Bad Attitudes

I sat down the other day to read Judith Viorst’s latest children’s book, Lulu and the Brontosaurus. It was a cute story packed with snark. But you know what? Lulu is a total brat. She throws tantrums. She feels that … Continue reading

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Review: The Red Wolf by Margaret Shannon

The Red Wolf by Margaret Shannon Houghton Mifflin, 2002 (currently available) Genre: Fairy Tale, Picture Book Face Value: This is an extraordinary cover. It is a particularly extraordinary cover for a princess book targeted at 4-7 year olds. To illustrate … Continue reading

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Review: Inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller

Inside the Shadow City (Kiki Strike #1) by Kirsten Miller. Bloomsbury, 2006. Currently available. Genre: YA Fiction Face Value: The dual image of the girls and the city is very intriguing, and I can see how it would appeal to … Continue reading

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Review: And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky

And Then Things Fall Apart, by Arlaina Tibensky Simon & Schuster, 2011(currently available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This, you guys, is how to do an excellent YA cover. No model-esque girl on the cover, no girl at all … Continue reading

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