Monthly Archives: July 2013

Review: Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell

Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell. Harper, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Face Value: Classic fantasy look. What I love about this is that it looks just like the story inside it. All the essential elements (Tilda, … Continue reading

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Review: September Girls by Bennett Madison

September Girls by Bennett Madison. Harper Teen 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Speculative Fiction Face Value: Nothing special. In fact, this cover is a big part of why I wasn’t all that interested in the book before it started getting crazy … Continue reading

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Review: Drita My Homegirl by Jenny Lombard

Drita My Homegirl by Jenny Lombard. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2006. Currently available. Genre/Age Level: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Face Value: I love it! It’s colorful and the styling is perfect for middle grade readers. Although we only see the … Continue reading

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Review: The Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher

The Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher. Harper, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Middle Grade Mystery Face Value: YES to this cover. It looks contemporary and fun, and the girls on the cover are so obviously Sophie and Grace, that … Continue reading

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Review: Miss Moore Thought Otherwise by Jan Pinborough, Illustrated by Debby Atwell

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise by Jan Pinborough. Illustrated by Debby Atwell. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013. Currently available. Genre: Biographical picture book. Face Value: There’s a lot going on in this cover image. For me, there is one key element … Continue reading

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Review: This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy J. Cavanaugh

This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy J. Cavanaugh. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (Middle Grade) Face Value: I love the colors and the hand-drawn aesthetic. It reads a little young, but I don’t think it … Continue reading

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Review: Mermaid Park by Beth Mayall

Mermaid Park by Beth Mayall. Razorbill, 2005. Currently Available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: So dreamy. The underwater image has an ethereal quality. I’m not sure what’s going on with the kissy face she’s making at the goldfish, because … Continue reading

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