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Review: Heaven is Paved With Oreos by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Heaven is Paved With Oreos by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Currently available. Genre: Contemporary realistic fiction. Face Value: Cover tropes collide: a headless girl, Converse sneakers, and oh of course something with cow print because it’s set … Continue reading

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The Center of Everything by Linda Urban

The Center of Everything by Linda Urban. Houghton Mifflin, 2013. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: Middle grade realistic fiction. Face Value: Nice. It’s simple and features a real-looking, whole-bodied girl. It may not be the most eye-catching of covers, … 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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Detectives Week Review: Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief by Wendelin Van Draanen

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief  by Wendelin Van Draanen. Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Mystery Face Value: I checked out an old library bound copy, and I love the oddly colored images on the cover. It’s … Continue reading

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