Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter. Disney Hyperion Books, an imprint of Disney Book Group. 2012. Personal copy. The Plot: Cammie Morgan awakes to find herself in a strange bed, in a strange country. Worst of all? A several month block of time is missing from her memory. The last thing she […]
The New Jersey Library Association Conference is in Atlantic City this year, and I’ll be on two panels! The conference is June 4, 5, and 6th. The two panels: The Secret Life of an Awards Committee Member: Tue, 06/05/2012 – 1:30pm – 2:20pm Speakers: Sophie Brookover, Program Coordinator, LibraryLink NJ Allison Santos, Princeton Public Library Liz […]
The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani. Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House. 2012. Reviewed from copy from publisher. The Plot: When eleven-year-old Sonia’s father loses his job, she has to leave private school for public school. At her old school, everyone knew her; now, they wonder if she’s Indian like […]
The Humming Room (a novel inspired by The Secret Garden) by Ellen Potter. A Feiwel and Friends Book, an imprint of Macmillan. 2012. Middle grade. Review copy from publisher. The Plot: Orphaned Roo goes to live with her newly discovered rich uncle. Neglected and will, she loves nature and the out of doors. She prefers […]
And now, let’s flashback to what I was reviewing in May 2010! Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be by Daniel Loxton. Kids Can Press. 2010. Middle grade nonfiction. My review: “Evolution, a tricky scientific concept, is described and explained in a way that is both easy to follow yet also captures […]
The FitzOsbornes in Exile, the Montmaray Journals, Book II by Michelle Cooper. Knopf Books for Young Readers. 2011. Review copy from publisher. Sequel to A Brief History of Montmaray; the final book is The FitzOsbornes at War. Review copy from publisher. The Plot: Sophie FitzOsborne and the rest of the royal family (cousin Veronica, 18; brother Toby, 18; […]
Earlier this year, I read Frankenstein, sharing my chapter by chapter reactions and reader response. Any suggestions for what my next classic chapter-by-chapter should be? So far, suggestions from Twitter include: Middlemarch Dracula Share your suggestions/votes!
From the YALSA Website, more Suggested Selection Criteria: Content Is it well organized? Is the script well written and imaginative? Is it timely or pertinent to young adult needs and interests? Is the treatment appropriate for the subject: (e.g. animation, dramatization, documentary). Utilization Will it stimulate and maintain interest? Is the format, vocabulary and concept(s) […]