Search Results: "Becky White"


BOOK REVIEW

BETSY ROSS by Becky White
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A bit of bibliography and a stronger admission that this is not history (or herstory) but legend would make this a stronger book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A historical fable, told in very few words, prettily illustrated and rather wonderful in its elegant brevity—except there is almost no evidence to support the Betsy Ross myth. Read full book review >

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CAN ANYBODY FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE?
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Cover Story: Heart Eyes
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Here's the Thing (TM Molly)
Bonus Factors:
 Family, Body Image, Tasty Business, Emoji
Relationship Status: Dancing Ladies with Bunny Ears

Cover Story: Heart Eyes

Simple but cute! The color's fab, and Molly's love of emoji ...


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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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WHAT I'M WATCHING FOR IN APRIL 2017
by Leila Roy

Now that we’ve made it through April Fools’ Day mostly unscathed (I hope?), let’s take a look at some of this month’s upcoming books:

What Girls Are Made Of, by Elana K. Arnold

Earlier this year, Elana K. Arnold brought us A Boy Called Bat, a gentle, smart, funny, and utterly lovely middle grade book about a boy and a ...


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NEW IN FEBRUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

Is it too late to put together a short list of the February books I’m looking forward to? Ah well, I’m sorry—that question was clearly disingenuous, because obviously I’ve made the list regardless. There are so, so many new releases to be excited about, and the fact that I have a big pile of them on hand makes the sixteen ...


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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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BOOK REVIEW

JOSEPH THE DREAMER by Becky Laff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A lively version of a biblical story of wisdom, wits, treachery, and repentance. (Graphic fiction/religion. 8-11)"
The Old Testament story of Joseph, the brother sold into slavery who becomes the pharaoh's grand vizier, is interpreted in graphic-novel format. Read full book review >

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THE STORYSPINNER by Becky Wallace
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 3, 2015

"An overlong and overcrowded but action-packed beginning. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
A circus girl attempts a balancing act when she gets involved in feudal politics and ancient magic. Read full book review >

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DUKE'S DEN by Becky Citra
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sweet and lively. (Fiction. 8-11)"
An 11-year-old girl does her best to protect her mom's new tenants as they run an animal-rescue center out of the basement. Read full book review >

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THE GENTLEMEN'S CLUB by Becky Due
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 2003

"Achingly sincere, angry and socially minded."
After years of abuse a young woman takes back her life. Read full book review >

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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 7, 2015

"Funny, moving and emotionally wise. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A gay teen comes out to friends, family and classmates after his secret correspondence with another boy is discovered. Read full book review >