the war at ellsmere

The War at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks SLG Publishing, 2008. tradepaper, 144 pages. Middle School Fiction. (Juvenile, YA) Jun is the newest scholarship student at the prestigious Ellsmere girls’ boarding school – but to a lot of the privileged rich girls, “scholarship student” is just a code for “charity case.” Fortunately, Jun has anContinue reading “the war at ellsmere”

chiggers

Chiggers written and illustrated by Hope Larson Lettered by Jason Azzopardi Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Simon & Schuster, 2008 171 pages. We are ever on the look-out for juvenile comic books (or graphic novels) that look interesting. Natalya is not quite the superhero comic reader (yet). She gravitates toward Kazu Kibuishi, Kean Soo’s Jellaby,Continue reading “chiggers”