Tag Archives: Poetry

Review: To Be Perfectly Honest by Sonya Sones

To Be Perfectly Honest: A Novel Based on an Untrue Story by Sonya Sones. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013. Genre: Novel in Verse, Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Eh. It’s a big face of a pretty white … Continue reading

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Review: Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. Candlewick Press, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: How to describe the genre? It’s not quite fantasy, but it definitely isn’t realism. It has illustration, but it isn’t fully a graphic novel. It’s a story about … Continue reading

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Review: The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock

The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock. Viking, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: How much do I love this cover? So. Much. It’s both interesting artwork and actually relevant to the book’s content. The … Continue reading

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Review: Destiny Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Destiny Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice. Katherine Tegen Books, 2013. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Face Value: I like this cover, and it fits the book. It looks young, but I think that this book plays best on the … Continue reading

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Review: The Wild Book by Margarita Engle

The Wild Book by Margarita Engle. Harcourt Children’s Books, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction, Poetry Face Value: The colors are beautiful, evocative of the setting and the wildness of Fefa’s imagination. The girl on the cover is visibly Latina, … Continue reading

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Review: May B. by Caroline Starr Rose

May B. by Caroline Starr Rose. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2012 (currently available). Genre: Historical Fiction, Poetry Face Value: This is a fantastic cover. In fact, this is a book I wanted to read because I saw the cover and … 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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Review: Addie on the Inside by James Howe

Addie on the Inside by James Howe. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Poetry Face Value: Even though it has that “cut off the body parts of the girl” element that can be really unappealing, I … Continue reading

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Review: Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall Lee and Low Books, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction, Poetry Face Value: Perfect. The more I look at this cover the more I’m in love with it. It’s not all that … Continue reading

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Review: And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky

And Then Things Fall Apart, by Arlaina Tibensky Simon & Schuster, 2011(currently available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This, you guys, is how to do an excellent YA cover. No model-esque girl on the cover, no girl at all … Continue reading

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