Category Archives: Reviews

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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Review: Chiggers by Hope Larson

Chiggers by Hope Larson. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008. Age Level & Genre: Middle grade realistic fiction graphic novel Face Value: This is a solid graphic novel cover. Larson’s artwork is cheerful and conveys the summery camp setting. There … Continue reading

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Review: Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge

Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge. Amulet Books, 2013. Age Level & Genre: Young Adult realistic fiction graphic novel Face Value: It’s a pretty cover that showcases Gulledge’s graphic talents. But it’s kind of misleading! Based on the title … Continue reading

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Review: The F*ck It List by Julie Halpern

The F*ck It List by Julie Halpern. Feiwel and Friends, 2013. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: I love this cover. It has that Instagram filter coloring that looks very contemporary (but will probably look … Continue reading

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Review: Now I’ll Tell You Everything by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Now I’ll Tell You Everything by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: There have been so many incarnations of Alice McKinley in covers over the past couple decades. And … Continue reading

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Review: Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill

Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill. Henry Holt and Company, 2013. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: Middle grade historical fiction Face Value: LeUyen Pham created phenomenal illustrations for the whole book, and the cover is the crown jewel. … Continue reading

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