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Newbery Challenge: Call It Courage

I’ve given up hope of making good on my goal/bet to read ten consecutive Newbery winning books this year. Call It Courage, by Armstrong Sperry, brings my grand total to exactly three. 597 more words

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Graphic Novels: I Really Should Read More of Them

Once in awhile it’s nice to get a refresher course on why is so great. Such was the case when I sped through three graphic novels in a row: … 378 more words

MG Books (ages 8-12)

I don't get the appeal of Peter Pan...

I know, sacrilege! Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie, is so special, it’s practically untouchable, but I’m going to say it anyway: I don’t see why this book is so beloved. 444 more words

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Hmm, I Actually Like this Dragon Book

I’m not a big fan of dragon books, so I was skeptical when I heard the praise for E.K. Johnston’s The Story of Owen: Dragonslayer of Trondheim… 577 more words

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Newbery Challenge: Thimble Summer

The 1939 Newbery Award winner, Thimble Summer, by Elizabeth Enright, is bland in a charming and low-stakes kind of way. It’s still a better book than many of its distinguished predecessors. 193 more words

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