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December 19, 2015

Newbery Buzz: The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

Betsy and Janie are continuing their discussion of possible 2016 Newbery Award winners.  On deck today is a novel  by a debut author which has already […]
September 16, 2015

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Razorbill, 2006. 336 pages Reading Level: Young Adult, ages 12-15 Recommended for: ages 15-up Bottom Line: Since its publication in […]
February 21, 2015

How Long, O Lord? When Bibliotherapy Isn’t Enough

These are dark days. I received an email this week expressing familiar anguish over the haunting reports of 21 followers of Christ who were martyred by […]
February 2, 2015

*The Green Ember by S. D. Smith

NOTICE: Our giveaway of this title is now over.  Thanks to everyone who entered! *The Green Ember by S. D. Smith, illustrated by Zach Franzen.  Story […]
January 30, 2015

*Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

*Tuck Everlasting (40th Anniversary Edition) by Natalie Babbitt, doctor forward by Gregory Maguire. Square Fish, troche 2015. 192 pages. Reading Level: Middle Grades, ages 10-12 Bottom […]
January 12, 2015

The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney

The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Shane Evans. Little, Brown, 2014. 319 pages, including notes and glossary. Reading Level: Middle Grades, ages 8-10 […]
January 8, 2015

Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire

Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire.  Candlewick, 2014. 496 pages. Reading Level: Young Adult, ages 12-14 Maturity Level: 5 (ages 12-15) and up Bottom Line: Egg […]
November 28, 2014

If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy

If You’re Reading This, by Trent Reedy. Scholastic, 2014. 296 pages. Reading Level: Young Adults, ages 12-15 Maturity Level: 6 (ages 15-18) One-line Summary: If You’re […]