Category Archives: Book Reviews

Mary’s Monster – Book Recommendation

Title: Mary’s Monster-Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created FRANKENSTEIN Author & Illustrator: Lita Judge Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, 2018 Ages: 12+ Genre: Graphic novel in verse/biography Themes: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Pierce B Shelley, Lord Byron, female authors, gothic literature, feminism, catharsis, … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Surf’s Up Author: Kwame Alexander Illustrator: Daniel Miyares Publisher: North South, 2015 Ages: 4-8 Themes: Surf, summer joys, reading Opening: Surf’s up, Bro! Not yet, Dude. Books’ are boring. Not this one. Synopsis: Bro and Dude have very different ideas about how to … Continue reading

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The Green Bicycle – Diversity Reading, 2016

Title: The Green Bicycle Author: Haifia Al Mansour Publisher: Dial Books for young Readers, 2015 Age: 9-13 Themes: family, dreams, life in Saudi Arabia as a girl, coming of age, role of women/girls Opening: Wadjda wasn’t thinking about her ticket to … Continue reading

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