Staff Review - Jeanette

The Space Between

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ISBN: 9781595144836
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Razorbill - September 13th, 2012

Living in a city of chrome, a mother frozen as time within the city and the ultimate demon for a father, Daphne’s only light is her older half-brother, Obie. When he disappears, she journeys to Earth to find Truman, a boy her brother once helped. In a world she has little understanding of (except from movies and stories of her older sisters, demons who prey on the weak); Daphne must fight a force that wants to eradicate demons from Earth and her feelings for Truman. Feelings that could lead them either back to Hell…or possibly salvation. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Who Done It?

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ISBN: 9781616951528
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Soho Teen - February 12th, 2013

80 authors and illustrators give you their alibis to why they didn’t kill the most despised editor, Herman Q. Mildew. The problem is that every single one of them has a reason to kill him! Funny, punny and for ages 13 up. Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit 826nyc (a non-profit program to help kids to write.) ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Hyde and Shriek: A Monsterrific Tale

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ISBN: 9780765330819
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Starscape - January 8th, 2013

In the spirit of the Bailey School Kids comes a new series for ages 8 to 10. When Ms. Clevis, popular science teacher and really-nice-person, accidently puts chemicals into her breakfast smoothie, the problems pile up! Ms. Clevis is transformed into the really-not-nice Ms. Hyde and a really-very-nice sixth grader named, Jackie. Can Jackie and her new friends turn her back into Ms. Clevis before it is too late? A funny take on movie-monsters and the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Birds of Bethlehem

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By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399257803
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 30th, 2012

The telling of how the “spectacular event” occurs, through the eyes of multi-colored birds, is a beautiful and simple rendition of the Christmas Story. The signature artist style of dePaola is the perfect addition to his soft text. The perfect gift to give to others or yourself. A must read for the holiday season.~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Violet Mackerel's Remarkable Recovery

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By Anna Branford, Elanna Allen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442435896
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2013

A bad case of tonsillitis requires surgery. And Violet isn’t so sure she wants to. But a new friend (with a unique surprise) and ultimately Violet’s imagination about a purple pill the doctor gives her and her thoughts she is sure becoming an opera singer on the radio is just around the corner, convince her otherwise! Continuation of the adventures of Violet started in Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot. ~Reviewed by Jeanette

Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot

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By Anna Branford, Elanna Allen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442435865
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2012

Introducing Violet Mackerel, a plucky seven year old who is right up there with Amber Brown, Ramona Quimby and Junie B. Jones! She has her theory about small things equaling big rewards. She has her family and she has an idea on how to get the China Bird she so very much wants. But sometimes, this little girl’s ideas are bigger than she is, and things don’t always work out how she planned. They sometimes turn out better! Great for the early chapter-book reader or great read-aloud. Fun awaits our heroine, Violet and reader both! Continue with Violet Mackerel's Remarkable Recovery. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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