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Fantasy Book Challenge Complete!

November 14, 2012

I’ve read (for me) surprisingly little fantasy this year. I’m shocked that it took me until mid-November to finish this challenge. I really thought I would have knocked it out by no later than June, but that 2012 copyright requirement tripped me up! Here are the ten fantasy books published in 2012 that I read […]

Six Month Update on Reading Challenges

July 1, 2012

I am participating in four reading challenges this year as well as a reader for the Iowa Children’s Choice Award. I’m pleased with my progress so far for all but one of the challenges. Goodreads challenge: 200 books. I’ve read 100. Right on track. This is really good because I don’t track  any of my […]

Award-Winning Books Challenge: Great Britain

May 9, 2012

The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are probably the foreign book awards American children’s librarians know best (I’d like to pretend it’s the Governor General’s Awards what with Canada being right next door and all, but alas in my experience that is not the case). The 2010 Kate Greenaway winner, Harry & Hopper by Margaret […]

Award-Winning Books Challenge: Australia

May 2, 2012

The Children’s Book Council of Australia grants Best of the Year awards in five categories: Older Readers (secondary school-age), Younger Readers (independent elementary readers), Early Childhood (pre-reading to early reader), Picture Book and the Eve Pownall Award for Information Book.  The latter two awards are for any age up to 18. I choose two of […]

January update: Award Winning Books Reading Challenge

January 17, 2012

A rollicking picture book and two historical fiction Newberys started off this challenge.The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare George and Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck are both really good books with likeable teenage girls as main characters, but the similarities pretty much end there. The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a […]