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Review: The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando

The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando. Dutton Juvenile, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This cover is totally cool, edgy and dorky in all the right ways. I’ve been noticing silhouettes as a … Continue reading

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Review: The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand. Simon & Schuster, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Horror Face Value: While this cover isn’t quite a scene that we see in the book, it captures the tone quite nicely. And … Continue reading

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Review: Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan. Random House, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Mystery, Fantasy Face Value: I like this kind of cover, with the monochrome background and black and gold stenciling. It’s a familiar look in YA covers these days, but … Continue reading

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Review: The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. Penguin, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle grade historical fiction. Face Value: Hurrah! An illustrated cover! I’m happy to see this cover because it is gender neutral and a graceful representation of interracial … Continue reading

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Review: A Certain October by Angela Johnson

A Certain October by Angela Johnson. Simon & Schuster, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This cover is perfect. I love it. I can’t stop looking at it. Were I a librarian or bookseller, this would be … 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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Review: Bink and Gollie: Two for One by Kate DiCamillo & Alison McGhee, Illustrated by Tony Fucile

Bink & Gollie: Two for One by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee. Illustrated by Tony Fucile. Candlewick Press, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Picture book/easy reader. Face Value: Stunning. The eager faces! The mysterious crystal ball and hands creeping from the foreground! … Continue reading

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