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Home of the Brave

Home of the Bravea novel-in-verse by Katherine Applegate, is a moving story about Kek, who as a refugee from Sudan who as seen atrocities never loses hope of seeing his mother again.  45 more words


Newbery Review: The Singing Tree

World War I tragedies + Hungarian history + strong, courageous characters = I’ve teared up more over this book than probably any of the children for whom this book was written.   848 more words

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Newbery Review: Turtle in Paradise

This 2011 Newbery Honor book is written by Jennifer L. Holm, author of Penny from Heaven and Our Only May Amelia, two other Newbery Honor books from years past.   211 more words

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Upcoming July Contests for MG and YA fiction

Two exciting contest opportunities this month for unagented kid lit writers:

1. The Writer’s Digest 16th free “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest: Middle Grade. Happening now until July 30, 2014. 231 more words


Moving -- and the Therapeutic Benefit of Children's Literature

Moving. For most people, the topic does not conjure up positive images.

I’m a planner, so I spent the better part of a year preparing for “the big move” from St. 214 more words

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Two picture books about ... Girls who dared

You know how a lot of people have been binge-watching TV shows like “Orange is the New Black” on Netflix? Well, I’ve been binge-reading books by Shana Corey. 346 more words

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1943: Adam of the Road (Minstrelsy in Medieval England)

VERDICT: Treasure

Laurinda’s Rating: 3

Adam of the Road, the 1943 Newbery Medal Winner, tells the tale of Adam, a young minstrel growing up in 1294. 339 more words

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