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Newbery Review: Julie of the Wolves

This is the winner of the 1973 Newbery Medal, and I’m very torn about it.  Julie of the Wolves, written by Jean Craighead George (winner of multiple Newbery awards), is the story of Julie, or Miyax, a young Eskimo girl who is making her way, alone, across the Alaskan tundra.   318 more words

Childrens Fiction

And Here is the Winning Doodle!

Last week, the lovely and talented Kid Lit Reviews won my second Win a Doodle Contest. So she gets a doodle on the subject of her choice. 67 more words

On Blogging

In which Miss Molly observes Mrs. Wurtz Class.

Please Write in this Book
by Mary Amato


When Ms. Wurtz leaves a blank journal in the writing center for her class with the instructions “Please write in this book.” She hopes it will be an outlet for creative and interactive dialogue—a place where they can write about whatever they want. 198 more words

Public Library

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.   893 more words

Book Review

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.   256 more words

Book Review

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