Monthly Archives: December 2011

Shakespeare Week Review: All Men of Genius by Lev AC Rosen

All Men of Genius by Lev AC Rosen Tom Doherty Associates, 2011 Genre: Steampunk / Historical / Retelling Face Value: Eh. I’m pretty indifferent to this cover. It doesn’t set off any of my usual triggers – it has an … Continue reading

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Use Your Grey Matter: Was Shakespeare a Feminist?

AAAAAAND it’s time again! It’s another theme week. Last time we did one of these we celebrated the amazing Meg Cabot, this time around we’re switching gears (and centuries) and talking about William Shakespeare. So we’ll be upfront here: we … Continue reading

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Review: Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. Walden Pond Press, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Face Value: This is definitely an intriguing cover. When I saw this cover image popping up around the blogosphere, I was interested enough to Google the title … Continue reading

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Review: Imogene’s Last Stand by Candace Fleming & Nancy Carpenter

Imogene’s Last Stand by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter Schwartz & Wade Books, 2009 (Currently Available) Genre: Picture Book Face Value: Picture books tend to have good covers, since, well, obviously the pictures are a little more essential to … Continue reading

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The Slatebreakers Do Your Holiday Shopping: A Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again, when all of your favorite blogs post holiday gift guides – and Slatebreakers is joining in on the fun! As voracious readers and book bloggers, we find that books make excellent gifts. We brainstormed the … Continue reading

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Review: Flora’s Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall, illustrated by Matt Phelan

Flora’s Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall. Illustrated by Matt Phelan. Clarion Books, 2010. Currently available. Genre: Picture book Face Value: Captivating! Phelan’s gorgeous artwork is so graceful and animated. There is a terrific sense of movement in this cover … Continue reading

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