Category Archives: Theme Week

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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Summer Jobs Week Review: Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson. Scholastic, 2008. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (YA) Face Value: There are 2 covers available, and both are kind of average. The one I read I definitely prefer – it features a hotel wallpaper … Continue reading

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Summer Jobs Week Review: How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer. Balzer + Bray, 2013. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: There’s a pink tinge to this photo, right? I don’t think I’m imagining that this photo has … Continue reading

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Summer Jobs Week Review: The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen. Viking Juvenile, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: I have to agree with the ladies of Forever Young Adult, and their assessment that this cover looks more or less like … Continue reading

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Working Women: Kicking Off the Summer Jobs Theme Week

Summer and YA novels are a perfect pair. When hot weather and some spare leisure time coincide, it’s the perfect opportunity to curl up outside with a great book. I fondly remember the days before high school, when summer meant … Continue reading

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Election Week Review: Babymouse for President by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Babymouse for President by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm. Random House, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel Face Value: Babymouse is doing The Nixon. Babymouse is rocking that podium. There are just no words that can adequately … Continue reading

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Election Week Review: The President’s Daughter by Ellen Emerson White

The President’s Daughter by Ellen Emerson White. Feiwel and Friends, 2008 (originally 1984). Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: When this book was originally published, in 1984, it had this cover.** It looks like the 80s, that’s for … Continue reading

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Election Week Review: The Daughters Join the Party by Joanna Philbin

The Daughters Join the Party by Joanna Philbin. Little, Brown and Co., 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: This book is part of a series, and the covers all have the same concept for the design: you … Continue reading

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Election Week Review: Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Hyperion Books for Children, 2008. Currently Available. Genre: Picture Book Face Value: LeUyen Pham is one of my favorite illustrators ever. I love the joyful, expressive way she draws … Continue reading

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Election Week: Looking for the Ladies

November 6th is quickly approaching, and it seems that elections are the only topic on everyone’s mind. We hope that you will graciously allow the Slatebreakers blog to get in on the action. Although many of us may be tiring … Continue reading

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