Monthly Archives: October 2012

Election Week Review: The Daughters Join the Party by Joanna Philbin

The Daughters Join the Party by Joanna Philbin. Little, Brown and Co., 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: This book is part of a series, and the covers all have the same concept for the design: you … Continue reading

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Election Week Review: Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Hyperion Books for Children, 2008. Currently Available. Genre: Picture Book Face Value: LeUyen Pham is one of my favorite illustrators ever. I love the joyful, expressive way she draws … Continue reading

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Election Week: Looking for the Ladies

November 6th is quickly approaching, and it seems that elections are the only topic on everyone’s mind. We hope that you will graciously allow the Slatebreakers blog to get in on the action. Although many of us may be tiring … Continue reading

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Review: Breathing Room by Marsha Hayles

Breathing Room by Marsha Hayles. Henry Holt and Co., 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction. Face Value: This cover is understated, but quite beautiful. I love the pastel rendering of a sick ward. It captures the loneliness of … Continue reading

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Review: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King. Little, Brown and Company, 2012. Available October 23, 2012. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: When this cover was first released I didn’t really care for it. The photographic image seemed distinctly less powerful … Continue reading

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Review: Laugh With the Moon by Shana Burg

Laugh With the Moon by Shana Burg. Delacorte, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle grade realistic fiction. Face Value: I like this cover a lot. Even though it is definitely PINK, I find the silhouetted characters and landscape to be very … Continue reading

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Review: The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George

The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George. Viking, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction. Face Value: There are two covers for this book, and the one I picked up from my library (left) is great. Bright colors … Continue reading

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