Monthly Archives: November 2011

Review: Past Perfect by Leila Sales

Past Perfect by Leila Sales Simon Pulse, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Ok, no. This is not acceptable. Publishers of Leila Sales’s books, we need to have a talk. This is great content you have going … Continue reading

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Review: Junonia by Kevin Henkes

Junonia by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow Books, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Face Value: I love this cover. It’s recognizably a Kevin Henkes book (because who else would draw a seashell and a little girl like that?) but … Continue reading

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Review: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor Viking, 2011 (currently available) Genre: Fantasy Face Value: This is a great cover. Love the illustration of the girl, love the white background and the use of color. No headless stock image here: the girl … Continue reading

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Review: Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell

Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell. Little, Brown and Company, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Picture book biography Face Value: Little Jane is just the cutest thing, and she and her stuffed chimpanzee are front and center. This cover is charming and beautiful. … Continue reading

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Review: Flesh and Blood So Cheap by Albert Marrin

Flesh and Blood So Cheap by Albert Marrin Random House, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Nonfiction Face Value: THIS is how to do a nonfiction cover. On top of an eye-catching title, Flesh & Blood So Cheap boasts one of the … Continue reading

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Review: Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming

Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming. Viking, 2010. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Non-Fiction Face Value: I have a penchant for all things vintage, and this terrific cover evokes 1930s print advertisements in homage to Amelia’s media heyday. I like it … Continue reading

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Review: The Trouble with May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm

The Trouble With May Amelia, Jennifer L. Holm Atheneum, 2011 (currently available) Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: Yikes. This cover is pretty bad. I mean, on the one hand, I appreciate that I can see the girl’s face. But on … Continue reading

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