Category Archives: Nonfiction

Review: Freedom Heroines by Frieda Wishinsky

Freedom Heroines by Frieda Wishinsky. Scholastic, 2012. Currently Available.  Age Level & Genre: Non-Fiction Face Value: I think that this cover is the way that many non-fiction books for young readers have to look now: edgy and cool. Let’s face … Continue reading

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Review: Bad Girls by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple

Bad Girls by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple. Charlesbridge, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Non-Fiction. Face Value: Completely gorgeous. It looks like a classic comic, which is what attracted me to this book on the library shelf. It’s also … Continue reading

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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: 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: Wheels of Change by Sue Macy

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) by Sue Macy. National Geographic, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Non-Fiction Face Value: I am a fan of this cover. It has … Continue reading

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Review: Flesh and Blood So Cheap by Albert Marrin

Flesh and Blood So Cheap by Albert Marrin Random House, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Nonfiction Face Value: THIS is how to do a nonfiction cover. On top of an eye-catching title, Flesh & Blood So Cheap boasts one of the … Continue reading

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Review: Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming

Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming. Viking, 2010. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Non-Fiction Face Value: I have a penchant for all things vintage, and this terrific cover evokes 1930s print advertisements in homage to Amelia’s media heyday. I like it … Continue reading

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