Tag Archives: Family

Review: The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano. Scholastic, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: Powerful image that reflects the content and location of the story, and hints at one of the central metaphors in the book! Love! … Continue reading

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Review: Janie Face to Face by Caroline B. Cooney

Janie Face to Face by Caroline B. Cooney. Delacore Press, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (the realism though, is debatable) Face Value: Why are you trapped in a mirror Janie? I mean Jennie? I mean…is it the TWO … Continue reading

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Review: Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg. Scholastic, 2013. Available March 1. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: The lipstick-written title has been done before, but it’s fitting in this case. This book is all about the … Continue reading

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Review: The FitzOsbornes at War by Michelle Cooper

The FitzOsbornes at War by Michelle Cooper. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: I love this cover. Like the content of the books, they’ve gotten better each time, and I think that the cover of … Continue reading

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Review: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King. Little, Brown and Company, 2012. Available October 23, 2012. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: When this cover was first released I didn’t really care for it. The photographic image seemed distinctly less powerful … Continue reading

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Review: Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. Dial Press, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Realism. (also technically Adult Fiction. shhh) Face Value: I love this cover. I love it so much that I want a print of it to … Continue reading

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Review: Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway

Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway. Bloomsbury, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Face Value: Standard. This cover is totally unexceptional. It looks like it could be almost any generic middle grade fantasy to come out in the past five … Continue reading

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Dear America Review: With the Might of Angels by Andrea Davis Pinkney

With the Might of Angels: The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson, Hadley, Virginia, 1954 by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Scholastic, 2011. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction from the Dear America series Face Value: As Brianna pointed out, these recent reissues of … Continue reading

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Review: Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis

Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (YA) Face Value: I love this cover. It hints at what the book is about without sensationalizing and it’s simple and clean but still … Continue reading

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Review: Pearl Verses the World by Sally Murphy

Pearl Verses the World by Sally Murphy. Candlewick Press, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Poetry Face Value: So endearing. Heather Potter’s illustrations have a gentle beauty. I would want to have this cover as a poster print on my wall. … Continue reading

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