Tag Archives : Folklore

What About this Newbery Winner?


Today I am answering the question “what about this Newbery winner?”  Every year the prize is given out and some years I am very happy, think The Crossover by Kwame Alexander and some year not so much (not going to throw a book under the bus here … a big hint for those who follow such things!)  So I have…

Award Worthy Children’s Book


Newbery week continues with an award worthy children’s book.  This one is a beautiful story that weaves Chinese folklore into a narrative that includes danger, adventure and a heroic rescue.  It absolutely amazed me in its intricacy and its ability to pull me into the story.  I must confess that I never expected a page turner with this one. Don’t…