Monthly Archives: February 2013

Review: Hilda and the Midnight Giant by Luke Pearson

Hilda and the Midnight Giant by Luke Pearson. Nobrow Press, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel Face Value: Such an enchanting cover. There’s magic in this image. Hilda is a quirky looking little girl, and her eyes tell … Continue reading

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Review: Janie Face to Face by Caroline B. Cooney

Janie Face to Face by Caroline B. Cooney. Delacore Press, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (the realism though, is debatable) Face Value: Why are you trapped in a mirror Janie? I mean Jennie? I mean…is it the TWO … Continue reading

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Review: Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg. Scholastic, 2013. Available March 1. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: The lipstick-written title has been done before, but it’s fitting in this case. This book is all about the … Continue reading

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Review: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: I actually listened to the audio book of this one, so I didn’t spend as much time with the cover as … Continue reading

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Review: Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Crewel by Gennifer Albin. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012. Currently available. Genre: YA Fantasy/Dystopia Face Value: The ethereal strands of colorful light evoke the visual landscape of the unusual dystopic world that Albin has created. Of course, there is the problem … Continue reading

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Review: Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst. Margaret K. McElderry, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Fantasy Face Value:  I respect this cover. While it doesn’t necessarily scream to me from bookstore shelves, once I was reading the book I found myself totally drawn … Continue reading

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Review: Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson

Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson. Random House, 2013. Available February 12, 2013. Genre: Middle grade historical fiction Face Value: Hattie is looking good! Immediately her outfit cues us in to the era in which we will be reading, and … Continue reading

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