Tag Archives: award winners

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Here’s a beautiful and chewy historical novel that lives up to its slew of awards – a Cybils Young Adult Fiction finalist in addition to the four pictured on the cover. Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo. … Continue reading

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Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

Elatsoe is a ground-breaking contemporary teen fantasy that blends the new with Lipan Apache traditions. Continue reading

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2020 Cybils Finalists and Ones that Got Away

Here is the list of official Cybils finalists in my category, Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction – as well as a list of personal favorites that didn’t make it to this round. Continue reading

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2019 Newberys: Merci Suárez Changes Gears and The Night Diary

Here are reviews of this year’s Newbery and Newbery honor books.  I had read just one of these when it first came out, The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock.  And shout-out to my blogging friend Sondy at Sonderbooks, … Continue reading

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You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

Once again, a book winning an award – in this case the Schneider Family Award – pushed me from meaning to read it someday to actually doing so. You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner. Random House Teens, 2017. Julia believes … Continue reading

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Short Takes: House of Shadows, Girl Who Drank the Moon, Furthermore

Every so often, I realize that I am reading faster than I can write reviews.  Time passes, my friends, and I cannot seem to make more of it no matter how hard I try.   So here is an exercise in … Continue reading

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Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan

The winner of this year’s Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Cybils Award! Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan. Disney-Hyperion, 2016. Young Thorn, after a series of events gone wrong that are slowly disclosed to the reader, is up for sale as a … Continue reading

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Cybils Winners

Hooray!  Hooray!  The Cybils winners are out, and for the first time ever, a book that I nominated made it to be the winner.  The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz is the winner in the Audiobooks category.  I love this … Continue reading

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Inside Out & Back Again

Thanhha Lai’s beautiful novel-in-verse tells the story of a girl’s journey from Vietnam to America. Continue reading

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The War That Saved My Life

Review of Newbery and Odyssey award-winning children’s audiobook The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Continue reading

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