Peppa Pig and the Library Visit

Bibliography: Peppa Pig and the Library Visit. Candlewick Press. 2017. Somerville, MA. ISBN-13: 9780763697884. Plot: Peppa Pig and the Library Visit is a preschool children’s book based on the award-winning animated British TV series.  With over a dozen books and hundreds of episodes, Peppa Pig has an international following. In the newest book Peppa Pig and the Library Visit, Peppa and her family visit and explore … Continue reading Peppa Pig and the Library Visit

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Book Review: Swan

Bibliography: Snyder, Laurel.  Swan, the Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova.  2015.  San Francisco.  Chronicle Books. ISBN-13: 978-1452118901 Plot: Laurel Snyder presents the biography of Anna Pavlova, the Russian prima ballerina, using spare text that almost feels like poetry. The careful selection of words used to evoke the feelings of Anna as a young child, working in a laundry-visiting her first ballet-falling in love with dance-spending … Continue reading Book Review: Swan

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Book Review: Trick Arrr Treat

Bibliography: Kimmelman, Leslie. Ill Monlongo, Jorge. Trick Arrr Treat. 2015. China. Albert Whitman and Company. ISBN  9780807580615 Plot: A gang of children dressed as pirates embark on a trick-or-treat adventure. Critical Analysis: Trick Arrr Treat is illustrated by Jorge Monlongo, and written by Leslie Kimmelman. Kimmelman spins a tale of a group of young pirates heading out to gather their treats and drifts into the … Continue reading Book Review: Trick Arrr Treat

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The Young Elites: A book review

The Young Elites, by Marie Lu Bibliography: Lu, Marie. The Young Elites. 2014. New York. G.P Putnam’s Sons, Penguin Group ISBN  9780399167836. Plot: An illness known as the “Blood Fever” sweeps through the land of Kennetra. Survivors are marked by scars and changes in hair color. Adelina Amouteru is a Malfetto and because of this is shunned by society, blamed for any misfortune, and a … Continue reading The Young Elites: A book review

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GMCL staff has been writing brief book reviews on our goodreads site

Here is an example of one of our staff reviews.  Enjoy. The Mysterious Howling (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #1)  by  Maryrose Wood. This is an excellent book, although not for everyone. Most of the plot revolves not around the titular mysterious howling (it doesn’t mean quite what you think it does–or does it?) but around Penelope and her attempts to turn three children … Continue reading GMCL staff has been writing brief book reviews on our goodreads site

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Book Review: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson has the gift of painting pictures of the real lives of today’s teens. As with her first break-out novel, Speak, this novel is written in a manner that will capture the attention of Young Adults. The characters are believable, honest, and witty. The underlying theme of dysfunction permeates the story as plastic facades fall away and the fact that every family has … Continue reading Book Review: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

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Book Review: Coming of Age

Skin Deep Bibliography: Crane, E.M. Skin Deep. 2008. New York. Delacorte Press. ISBN: 978-0-385-73479-0 Plot: High School student, Andrea Anderson, is moving through her days as a spectator of life.  She has no hobbies, friends, or special interests.  An only child of a divorced hospital worker, she spends most of her time thinking about how scripted her life is and feeling a lack of control.  … Continue reading Book Review: Coming of Age

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