Category Archives: Theme Week

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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Frontier Week Review: Caroline by Willo Davis Roberts (A Sunfire Novel)

Caroline by Willo Davis Roberts. Scholastic, 1984. No longer in print. Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance  Face Value: It’s terrible of course, but it evokes a certain nostalgia for me. All the Sunfire covers looked like this, basically – a … Continue reading

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Frontier Week Review: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink. Macmillan, 1935. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction Face Value: There are hundreds of variations on the Caddie Woodlawn cover out there, but I am particularly fond of the cover on my copy. Caddie … Continue reading

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Frontier Week Review: Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson. Delacorte Press, 2006. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: This is a totally respectable historical fiction cover, in that it makes no secret that it is, in fact, set in the past. There’s … Continue reading

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Frontier Week Review: Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Scholastic, 1932. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction Face Value: I have a special place in my heart for the illustrations of Garth Williams. His drawings graced the pages of … Continue reading

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