Tag Archives: Summer

Review: Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2014. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Face Value: Gorgeous. Even without knowing that this story was a mystery (which I can’t resist), I … Continue reading

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Review: Chiggers by Hope Larson

Chiggers by Hope Larson. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008. Age Level & Genre: Middle grade realistic fiction graphic novel Face Value: This is a solid graphic novel cover. Larson’s artwork is cheerful and conveys the summery camp setting. There … Continue reading

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Review: Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge

Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge. Amulet Books, 2013. Age Level & Genre: Young Adult realistic fiction graphic novel Face Value: It’s a pretty cover that showcases Gulledge’s graphic talents. But it’s kind of misleading! Based on the title … Continue reading

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Review: September Girls by Bennett Madison

September Girls by Bennett Madison. Harper Teen 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Speculative Fiction Face Value: Nothing special. In fact, this cover is a big part of why I wasn’t all that interested in the book before it started getting crazy … Continue reading

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Review: The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci & Nate Powell

The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci & Nate Powell. Roaring Books Press, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Graphic Novel Fiction Face Value: What a spectacular cover. The fierce young Medusa on the cover glares right at you from her … Continue reading

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Summer Week Review: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia. Armistad, 2010 (Currently Available) Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: Seriously, one of the best. There’s so much to like about this cover. First, it absolutely feels like summer, without looking like a beach story. … Continue reading

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Summer Week Review: Twenty Boy Summer

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. Little Brown and Company, 2009. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (YA) Face Value: It’s not bad, actually. I think the title of this book is terribly misleading, and doesn’t really get at the … Continue reading

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Summer Books Week: Celebrating a Slatebreaking Year!

It’s summertime. And Brianna just moved to Wisconsin, where it’s actually beautiful and people like to be outside in the summer (I am still here in Phoenix where it’s 110 and summer means that we hide out inside in the … Continue reading

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