Top Ten Newberys I’ve Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Normally on the day after the ALA Youth Media Awards announcements, I’m organizing my reading for the month to come, planning to catch up on winning titles that I missed. Especially the Newbery. I often criticize the Newbery for its predictable choices and lack of…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 9/8/14

Visit Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts to participate in the kidlit version of this weekly meme. On my blog: A curation of some of the best online resources from last week A celebration of old dogs, old cats, and fantasy football A review of Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney’s excellent nonfiction title, Sit-In…

1947 Newbery: Miss Hickory

DO NOT READ THIS BOOK TO CHILDREN! That’s my main take-away from Miss Hickory. I would really like to sum up my review in three words: what Kindertrauma said. Because there’s this awesome blog called Kindertrauma: Your Happy Childhood Ends Here, and their reviewer expresses every single thought that went through my mind as I…