Monthly Archives: May 2014

Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. Simon & Schuster, 2014. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: This is a gorgeous cover. Real girl, real setting, real anticipation for the story that … Continue reading

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Review: Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013. Currently available. Age level & genre: Picture book fiction with a fantastical twist Face Value: The wacky illustrations hint at the slightly off-kilter world created … Continue reading

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Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Dorothy Must Die byDanielle Paige. Full Fathom Five, 2014. Currently Available. Genre: Fantasy / Retelling Face Value: We definitely know we’re in Oz by the signifiers = blue checked dress, silver shoes. The stark writing over the image hints at … Continue reading

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Review: Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value:  This cover simply does not do the story justice. Libby is extremely clever, and a girl pulling a cell phone … Continue reading

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Review: Pointe by Brandy Colbert

Review: Pointe by Brandy Colbert. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2014. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: It’s lovely. With the elegant coloring, font, and image, this cover treads a fine line between spun sugar ballerina book and Black Swan … Continue reading

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Review: Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2014. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Face Value: Gorgeous. Even without knowing that this story was a mystery (which I can’t resist), I … Continue reading

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Review: Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana. Chronicle Books, 2014. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Face Value: The simple cover is almost whimsical. Looking at the muddy boots made me think … Continue reading

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