Monthly Archives: March 2012

Review: The Help

Stockett, Kathryn. The Help. New York: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 2009. (Grade 11-Adult) I waited almost a year for the chance to read this highly praised book. I studiously avoided the movie and conversations that might have spoilers. I finally decided … Continue reading

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Review: Breaking Stalin’s Nose

Yelchin, Eugene. Breaking Stalin’s Nose. New York: Holt, 2011. (Grades 5-8) Yelchin’s debut novel examines life in Stalinist Russia through the eyes of Sasha, a young boy who idolizes Stalin. He believes the lies and half truths he has been … Continue reading

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Review: Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze

Silverberg, Alan. Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze. New York: Aladdin, 2010. (Grades 4-7) This is a sneaky little book. Readers pick it up thinking it’s a “Wimpy Kid” read-alike, and it is… and it isn’t. On p. 13 readers … Continue reading

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Review: The Scorpio Races

Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races. New York: Scholastic, 2011. (Grades 7-12) A really great book trailer brought me to this book (thank you, Sarah Loch), and it did not disappoint. This story of love in its many forms — for … Continue reading

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