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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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3 Great Middle Grade Realistic Picks

If you’re looking for some contemporary realistic fiction, here are three solid titles for a range of tastes from full-on adventure to more introspective. To Catch a Cheat by Varian Johnson. Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, 2016. The officially-ended Greene Gang … Continue reading

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3 Cybils MG Graphic Novel Finalists

Here are three of the Cybils elementary/middle grade graphic novel finalists.  It’s always good to read what the other Cybils panelists came up with! Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham. First Second, 2017. Newbery-honor winning (and personal favorite) … Continue reading

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The Marvelwood Magicians

I’ve enjoyed books by Diane Zahler in the past, including Baker’s Magic and The Thirteenth Princess, so I was happy when this new offering came up in my Cybils reading last year. The Marvelwood Magicians by Diane Zahler. Boyds Mills Press, 2017. … Continue reading

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When Dimple Met Rishi

i’m still catching up on reviews – but in the meantime the Cybils winners have been announced! Head on over and take a look – I’m taking three of the winners home from the library today. When Dimple Met Rishi … Continue reading

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The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi

Look!  I’m actually reading books off of my Want to Read list for this year!  This was one I found combing through Amazon’s middle grade pre-orders – a game-based fantasy starring a Muslim girl, from Simon & Schuster’s new Salaam … Continue reading

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Cybils Teen Graphic Novel Finalists

The last of my series reading selections from the 2015 Cybils finalists – here are the others: Cybils Teen Spec Fic Finalists Cybils Countdown – Easy Reader Finalists Cybils Countdown – Picture Book Finalists Cybils Countdown – MG Graphic Novel Finalists … Continue reading

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Salvage

Here’s another Cybils Young Adult Speculative Fiction Finalist, and a great choice for those who like their science fiction adventures with spaceships and strong-willed women. Salvage by Alexandra Duncan. Greenwillow Books, 2014. Ava Parastrata has grown up on a merchant … Continue reading

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