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How Do Award Judges Feel About the Books They Were Unable to Honor?

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
How Do Award Judges Feel About the Books They Were Unable to Honor?

Best YA and Middle-Grade novels selected by Pete Hautman. His latest book is Eden West, the story of a boy growing up in an isolated doomsday cult in Montana.

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Emma Pass, Author of The Fearless |
Selfie and a Shelfie

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Emma Pass, Author of The Fearless |<br />Selfie and a Shelfie

This is Emma Pass in front of her favorite bookshelf, with her latest novel, The Fearless (Delacorte Press, April 2015).

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Promise of the Wolves, by Dorothy Hearst | Book Review

| May 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Promise of the Wolves, by Dorothy Hearst | Book Review

Young or old, those looking for a unique and observant story will fall in love with spirited Kaala, rooting for her fight to keep the bond between humans and wolves alive.

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Screaming at the Ump, by Audrey Vernick | Book Review

| May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Screaming at the Ump, by Audrey Vernick | Book Review

Screaming at the Ump will appeal to both boys and girls who are interested in sports (especially baseball), and journalism, coping with the transition to middle school, or dealing with family conflicts.

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Sophie and The Finn: Secret of the Box | Dedicated Review

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Sophie and The Finn: Secret of the Box | Dedicated Review

Sophie and The Finn: Secret of the Box is the second book in author J. Peter Clifford’s mystery series about Erica Stafford—a spunky seventh grader who has premonitions and often finds herself embroiled in risky adventures—and her two loyal dogs, Sophie and The Finn.

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The Art of Writing About Villains

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Art of Writing About Villains

I’m not sure if there is an “art” to writing about villains, but I do find that to write convincing and three-dimensional villains, one must be sympathetic to their plight.

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Best Selling Young Adult Books | May 2015

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Best Selling Young Adult Books | May 2015

With so many strong novels on this list, a lot remains the same on our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult list.

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Best Selling Middle Grade Books | May 2015

| May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Best Selling Middle Grade Books | May 2015

It’s true TCBR readers are fans of Greek myths! That’s why, this month, the National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology is The Children’s Book Review’s best selling middle grade book.

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Six Spins on Historical Fiction YA Novels

| April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Six Spins on Historical Fiction YA Novels

Young Adult novel writers are putting their spin on historical fiction, covering historical mysteries, contemporary historical reinterpretations, steampunk, historical romances, and more.

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The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander | Book Review

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander | Book Review

This is a book young people will probably want to read more than once, both for the themes in the story and for the author’s storytelling. It will appeal to middle grade readers who like sports – especially basketball – and coming of age stories.

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