Category Archives: Newberry & Awarded Books

The Girl Who Drank The Moon – Did You Think This One Should Have Been A Newberry Award Winner?

Book Review : The Girl Who Drank The Moon                        Newberry Award Winner 2017 386 pages By Kelly Barnhill Spoiler Alert! Summary Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave … Continue reading

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Maniac Mcgee – How Do You Become A Legend?

Book Review: Maniac Mcgee Newberry Award Winner By Jerry Spinelli Spoiler Alert! Summary Jeffrey Lionel “Maniac” Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn’t made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and … Continue reading

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When You Reach Me – Do You Believe In Time Travel?

Book Review : When You Reach Me By Rebecca Stead Spoiler Alert! Summary Four mysterious letters change Miranda’s world forever. By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know … Continue reading

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian : How Does Hope Change Us?

Book Review : The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By Sherman Alexie Spoiler Alert! Summary Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into … Continue reading

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“Dead End in Norvelt” -An Unusual Newberry Award Winner

Book Review: Dead End in Norvelt By Jack Gantos Spoiler Alert!    Summary      Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year’s best contribution to children’s literature and the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction! … Continue reading

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“The Perilous Garde” – A Newberry Award Book Worth Reading

Book Review: The Perilous Gard By Elizabeth Marie Pope Spoiler Alert! Summary Kate and Alicia Sutton are ladies in waiting to the banished Princess Elizabeth. Kate is banished to a distant castle named Elvenwood Hall, also known as the Perilous … Continue reading

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“The Thief” – This One Won A Newberry Honor Award For A Good Reason!

Book Review: The Thief By Megan Whalen Turner Spoiler Alert! Summary ” I can steal anything.” After Gen’s bragging lands him in the king’s prison, the chances of escape look slim. The king’s scholar, the magus, believes he knows the … Continue reading

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