Monthly Archives: January 2012

Review: Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman

Why We Broke Up written by Daniel Handler, illustrated by Maira Kalman Little, Brown and Company, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction, Illustrated Fiction Face Value: This book is truly a work of art in its own right. Maira … Continue reading

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Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Dutton Books, 2012. Currently available. It’s another Slatebreakers joint review! We “live reviewed” from the The Fault In Our Stars tour stop in Phoenix and tested the friendly waters of the Nerdfighter community. … Continue reading

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Watch the ALA Youth Media Awards with the Slatebreakers!

We are SO excited for the awards this morning you guys! We have been preparing religiously the past months, and (of course) have many strong opinions about which books deserve Newbery and Printz honors. We’re excited enough that we’re gathering … Continue reading

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Review: A la Carte by Tanita S. Davis

A la Carte by Tanita S. Davis. Ember, 2008. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: When I first saw this book on Goodreads, I saw this cover. Not bad, right? Too much pink and purple for my taste, and … Continue reading

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Review: The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis Wendy Lamb Books, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: Just about perfect. Seriously, this is one of my favorite middle grade covers in ages. As Elizabeth Bird so aptly put … Continue reading

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Review: Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol. First Second Books, 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA Graphic Novel Face Value: Let me tell you a little story about when I first met this book. I was moseying through an enchanting little bookstore in Spring … Continue reading

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Review: Bunheads by Sophie Flack

Bunheads, by Sophie Flack Little, Brown and Company, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: I am so into this cover. It’s fantastic, the way it shows just the right mix of actual representation and wry commentary. I … Continue reading

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