Monthly Archives: October 2008

The Explosionist

by Jenny Davidson Fifteen-year-old Sophie lives in Edinburgh, Scotland in the 1930s, but Sophie’s Scotland is much different from the 1930s Scotland found in our text books.  In Sophie’s world, England lost the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and the … Continue reading

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Library Mistrepresentation…For a Good Laugh

From Bookshelves of Doom: She and/or her producers obviously haven’t been in a library in awhile.  Card catalogs!  Repressed young librarians w/ glasses and sweater vests!  Shelf after shelf of old encyclopedias!  Hilarious. And I promise I’ve actually read some … Continue reading

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Teens' Top Ten

8,000 teens voted on their top ten books.  Here’s the list: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead Maximum Ride: … Continue reading

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Teens’ Top Ten

8,000 teens voted on their top ten books.  Here’s the list: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead Maximum Ride: … Continue reading

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And the Nominees Are…

I’m a little behind in my blogging, so many of you may already know this, but the Cybils nominees have been announced.  The lists are long and full of many great books.  Of course, I am most interested in the … Continue reading

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Tail of the Moon (vols. 1 and 2)

by Rinko Ueda Usagi’s grandfather is the leader of a prestigious clan of ninjas.  At one time, he had hoped that Usagi would become one of his ninjas but he has given up hope.  Usagi is clumsy and not at … Continue reading

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National Book Award Finalists

The National Book Award finalists have been announced.  The young adult nominees are: Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson The Underneath by Kathi Appelt What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by … Continue reading

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