Monthly Archives: November 2012

Review: First Girl Scout by Ginger Wadsworth

First Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon Low by Ginger Wadsworth. Clarion Books, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Middle Grade Non-Fiction Face Value: Ugh. Another headless girl. However, I am a fan of the traditional Girl Scout uniform and the way … Continue reading

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Review: Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan. Random House, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Mystery, Fantasy Face Value: I like this kind of cover, with the monochrome background and black and gold stenciling. It’s a familiar look in YA covers these days, but … Continue reading

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Review: The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. Penguin, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle grade historical fiction. Face Value: Hurrah! An illustrated cover! I’m happy to see this cover because it is gender neutral and a graceful representation of interracial … Continue reading

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Review: Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz. Candlewick, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Gothic Novel Face Value: This cover is exquisite. First, the dark colors and brooding artwork perfectly capture the gothic tone of the story. Then, when … Continue reading

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Review: Temple Grandin by Sy Montgomery

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Middle Grade Nonfiction Face Value: I have major font love for this book. It’s a … Continue reading

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Review: The Wild Book by Margarita Engle

The Wild Book by Margarita Engle. Harcourt Children’s Books, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction, Poetry Face Value: The colors are beautiful, evocative of the setting and the wildness of Fefa’s imagination. The girl on the cover is visibly Latina, … Continue reading

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Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray

The Diviners by Libba Bray. Little, Brown, and Co., 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Paranormal Fiction Face Value: This is a well-designed cover. Rather than showcasing one of the many characters and giving the impression that the book has a … Continue reading

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