Monday, December 20, 2010

Closing Shop for the Holidays

Hey all!  I am closing up shop here for the holidays.  I will see you back in 2011 (eeek!) for a banner year of book talking.  I'm depending on you all for the 2011s, but I will have lots of reads from the past as well as those amazing books that didn't get the press that ( I thought) they deserved!

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Top 5

Well, it's that time of year again.  The time of the lists.  The time that I *love*!  It's been a pretty stellar year in kidlit this year, and I found myself arranging and rearranging my Top 5 list.  This year, unlike previous years, I am sticking to the tween titles.  This list doesn't attempt to be balanced at all.  And of course, there are only the titles that I read that I am considering.  That said, the list is pretty sweet, if I do say so myself!

What Happened on Fox Street, by Tricia Springstubb

The Kneebone Boy, by Ellen Potter

One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia

Turtle in Paradise, by Jennifer L. Holm

So there you have it!

What are your favourite 2010 books for tweens?

Wednesday, December 01, 2010