Tag Archives: Middle Grade

Review: Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder

Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder Random House, 2011 (Available September 27) Genre: Realistic Fiction with a Magical Element Face Value: Though there’s sort of a disembodied element here, I actually really like this cover! Yes, part of … Continue reading

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Review: The Baby-Sitter’s Club – Mary Anne Saves the Day by Ann M. Martin & Raina Telgemeier

The Baby-Sitter’s Club: Mary Anne Saves the Day by Raina Telgemeier & Ann M. Martin. Graphix (an imprint of Scholastic), 2007. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel Face Value: There is major attitude on this cover. A close look … Continue reading

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Review: Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Babymouse: Queen of the World! by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm. Random House, 2005. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel Face Value: This cover is vastly different from the typical primary colored, muscle man covers that you usually … Continue reading

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Review: Marty McGuire by Kate Messner

Marty McGuire by Kate Messner. Scholastic Press, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Early chapter book/realistic fiction Face Value: At first glance, the illustrated cover of Marty McGuire blends in to the crowd of other Middle Grade chapter books. She’s a contemporary … Continue reading

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Review: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai Harper Collins, 2011 (currently available) Genre: Historical Fiction, Novel in Verse Face Value: This cover is just lovely. I love the colors and I think the silhouettes of Há and her beloved … Continue reading

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