Tag Archives : Newbery

Empowering Graphic Novel for Girls


Today I am reposting a review I did for an empowering graphic novel for girls.  This book won a well deserved Newbery Honor and helps make the case that graphic novels are a noteworthy form of literature for kids.  I love books that show that girls can be fierce and tenacious. This was the author’s debut graphic novel and she…

Newbery Picks for 2017


Well, the time has come to reveal my Newbery picks for 2017.  The actual announcement will be on the 23rd of January, but half the fun is guessing how things will turn out.  The Newbery committee changes every year, so past selections are not an indicator of future winners, making this a hard one to call.  But my track record is…

Award Winning Sports Book


I couldn’t post a week of sports books and neglect to include  the 2015 Newbery winner, The Crossover.  It was the first time in a while that a book I really enjoyed won that prestigious award.  While my daughter is a huge fan of  Alexander’s other story, Booked, because it focuses on her passion for soccer, this story is equally as…