Tag Archives: Newbery

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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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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Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

This book was showered in honors last year, including a Newbery honor and an Odyssey honor for audio production for children.  A great audiobook involving music, magic and history was one I didn’t want to miss. Echo by Pam Muñoz … Continue reading

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Brown Girl Dreaming and The Crossover

There are years when I feel entirely unexcited about the Newbery and Caldecott awards… and then there was this year, when I looked up all the winners and honor books and got everything into my hands as quickly as I … Continue reading

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Bud, Not Buddy and The Mighty Miss Malone

Before I get on to books, I wanted to let all of my blogging friends not already connected with the Cybils know that Cybils season is coming up. If you’re interested in being a Cybils panelist, you can apply now … Continue reading

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Flora & Ulysses

I know I’m behind on my reviewing, but for the first and probably last time, I finished reading a book the very day that it won the Newbery, and for one glorious moment, I felt On Top of Things. Flora … Continue reading

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Doll Bones

Doll Bones by Holly Black. Illustrations by Eliza Wheeler. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013 Zach, Poppy and Alice are twelve, just at that awkward age when children begin to turn into teens. They are still getting together to stage elaborate … Continue reading

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