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2019: Looking Back (Popular Posts and Starred Reviews)

By Betsy | January 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

2019 in Review: Popular posts, starred reviews, and reflections.

Newbery Roundup #1: The Line Tender, Tristan Strong, and 1919

By Janie | January 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

First in a series of roundup posts featuring contenders for this year’s Newbery gold.

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

By Janie | January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Song for a Whale takes us into the world of a Deaf girl on a life-defining mission.

20/20: Reading More Clearly (or, Reading Resolutions for New Year’s)

By Betsy | January 1, 2020 | 1 Comment

20/20 Reading More Clearly: one reader’s New Year’s Goals as a prescription for reading more clearly in 2020.

Torpedoed by Deborah Heligman

By Janie | December 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Torpedoed is a gripping saga of disaster, heartbreak, and heroism on the open sea.

Follow Your Stuff by Kevin Sylvester and Michael Hinka

By Janie | December 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Young consumers will find Follow Your Stuff a fascinating trek through the global production market.

The Enduring Appeal of Little Women

By Janie | December 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the eighth major film adaptation opening on Christmas Day, I thought I’d share a few thoughts on this classic. I read it at the …

More to the Story by Hena Khan

By Janie | December 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

More to the Story closely follows Little Women, but with contemporary Muslim-American girls.

Between Us and Abuela by Mitali Perkins

By Janie | December 17, 2019 | 2 Comments

Mitali Pekins offers a touching tribute to generational attachment across years and borders.

2020 Reading Challenge for Kids and Teens is Here!

By Betsy | December 16, 2019 | 7 Comments

Get your FREE 2020 Reading Challenge today! 4 levels for all types of readers.