The Cover Wars

Covers, back copy – this is a series where we judge books like we would in a bookstore: quickly and honestly. When nearly killing a classmate gets seventeen-year-old Sadie Su kicked out of her third boarding school in four years, she returns to her family’s California vineyard estate. Here, she’s meant to stay …

A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long

Paperback, 40 pages Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books A Butterfly is Patient is an absolute treasure of a book aimed at kids who are super interested in the natural world in general and butterflies in particular. For an informational book, it parcels the facts in …

The Cover Wars

Wherein we judge books by their covers, their blurbs and with our own biases 😉 It’s senior year of high school, and Annabeth is ready—ready for everything she and her best friend, Noe, have been planning and dreaming. But there are some things Annabeth isn’t prepared for, like the constant presence …

Abuse and Resilience: Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian

If you take a gander at  the tags for this post, you might be pardoned for feeling a little confused: how can Good Night, Mr. Tom be Historical Fiction and Nonfiction? To be sure, Realistic Fiction and Social Issues (Abuse, Death and Mourning, and War) often walk hand in hand. But how can …