Monthly Archives: October 2013

Realistic Fiction Annotations: Liar and Spy & Dead End in Norvelt

Rebecca Stead. Liar and Spy. Wendy Lamb Books, 2012. 180pg. Grades 2 – 6. Realistic fiction. (Set in the 21st century/Mystery). Bluebonnet Nominee 2014-2015. Georges (pronounced without the ‘s’ like Georges Seraut) is bullied at school. His former best friend … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell

St. Martins, 2013 It’s the 1980s and Eleanor is the new girl in school. She has bright red hair and wears clothes that are completely out there. She couldn’t stick out more if she tried and is bullied because of … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Folklore Collections – Book of British Fairy Tales & Tales From the Rain Forest

Garner, Alan. Alan Garner’s Book of British Fairy Tales. Delacorte, 1984. 160 pages. Grades 4th – 8th. (British Isles Folktales inc. Welsh) Complied by renowned children’s fantasy author, Alan Garner, Alan Garner’s Book of British Fairy Tales is composed of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Who Could That Be at This Hour?” — Lemony Snicket

Little Brown, 2012 13-year-old Lemony Snicket seems to always be asking the wrong questions. After an unusual education, Snicket is sent on an assignment with his chaperone, S. Theodora Markson, to a small seaside town that is no longer by … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Grave Mercy — Robin LaFevers

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 Isme’s mother tried to expel her from her womb, but it didn’t work and she survived. She has been marked as the daughter of Mortain, God of Death. Saved from an abusive marriage and she is … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea — April Genevieve Tucholke

Dial, 2013 Nothing exciting ever happens in Echo, Violet’s sleepy seaside town…until River West comes to town and rents the guest house behind Violet’s crumbling mansion. Weird things start to happen and Violet starts to wonder if they have something … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Where the Stars Still Shine — Trish Doller

Bloomsbury, 2013 Callie was stolen from her large Greek-American family by her mother when she was a little girl. She and her mom have been on the run for the last 10 years and she has no idea what a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment