Tag Archives: Newberry Award

Maniac Mcgee – How Do You Become A Legend?

Book Review: Maniac Mcgee 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 uncle for eight … 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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“A Year Down Yonder” – Can the Tall Tales Get Any Bigger?

Book Review : A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck Spoiler Alert! Mary Alice is being sent down from Chicago to spend the year with Grandma because her dad has lost his job The new place was only big enough … Continue reading

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“Moon Over Manifest” – Who Has Hope?

Book Review : Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool Spoiler Alert! Gideon Tucker has always managed to provide for himself and his daughter, Abilene, even though times are tough in 1936. Then he decides he needs to take on a … Continue reading

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