Tag Archives: Dolls

Use Your Gray Matter: Were the (original) American Girls Slatebreakers?

It must be nice to retire at the young age of 27. In turns out that in doll years, however, 27 is ancient. I recently learned that Molly McIntire, one of the fictional girls of the American Girl series and … Continue reading

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Review: Doll Bones by Holly Black

Doll Bones by Holly Black. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Horror Face Value: It’s hard to imagine what else could make this cover better – it’s creepy (just look at those doll eyes staring out at you), … Continue reading

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Review: The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson

The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson. Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction Face Value: They might as well just slap a sticker on this cover that says, “Boy Readers: Look Elsewhere.”  It is alarmingly … Continue reading

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Review: The Good, The Bad, and the Barbie by Tanya Lee Stone

The Good, The Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll’s History and Her Impact on Us by Tanya Lee Stone. Viking, 2010. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Non-Fiction Face Value: This cover is…well…weird. I have always found the sideways glance of … Continue reading

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