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2014 Newbery & Caldecott Award Winners and more!

The 2014 Youth Media Awards were announced from Philadelphia this morning, and there are some amazing books on the list! Here is a quick recap. John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature: Winner: Flora & Ulysses: … Continue reading

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Three Times Lucky

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage grades 4-7 What a super fun book! Mo LoBeau is everything you would want in a heroine — fun, spunky, smart, and sassy. When Joe Starr, the big city detective, comes to town, she … Continue reading

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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin grades 3-6 Another one of this year’s Newbery Honor books, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon tells the story of Minli and her parents, who live a hard-scrabble existence in the … Continue reading

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The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick grades 4-6 How do you believe an outlandish story when it is told by a chronic liar? What if it is mostly true? In one of this year’s Newbery … Continue reading

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Savvy

Savvy by Ingrid Law grades 4-6 Mississippi Beaumont, otherwise known as Mibs, has been looking forward to her thirteenth birthday for awhile. You see, in her family, when one turns thirteen, one finds out what his or her “savvy” is. … Continue reading

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