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2017 Mock Predictions

Tomorrow morning – less than 10 hours, really – ALSC and ALA will announce the 2017 Youth Media Awards.

There’s the lead-up. Waking up at 4am PST. 173 more words

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2017 Mock Newbery - RESULTS!

We did it. Almost 30 students and 3 teachers took part in our Mock Newbery book club. This morning’s penultimate meeting: VOTING and the announcement of the WINNING and HONOR titles! 306 more words

School Library Lessons

A review of A Monster Calls (by Patrick Ness, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd)

I’ve been eager for quite some time to read A Monster Calls. I’m glad I did. It’s a powerful, unique, and painfully real story. I highly recommend this novel to any reader. 342 more words

Book Reviews

Best of 2016: Early Readers, Graphic Novels, Nonfiction...

Broad category here, so please forgive me. As usual, I didn’t read enough nonfiction. Or graphic novels (to my daughter’s chagrin). I did read lots of beginner readers/transitional books, and these are exceptional.   308 more words

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Best of 2016: Middle Grade/Chapter Books

It is nearly impossible to quantify what “Best” means, especially in books. To me, it means a story that I can clearly recall that did something exceptional: plot, characters, theme, mood, language, or overall feel.   328 more words

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Now You Can Hear Mimi!!!

Of all of my books, The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan really seems to have won readers hearts. It won a silver medal at the 2016 Reader’s Favorite Awards, honorable mention at the London Book Festival and was a finalist in the RONE Awards. 424 more words

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