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

On the Clip Board

Apologies for the absence, but here are some of the titles that our tweens have been checking out!

 The Misadventures of Maude March, by Coulumbis

The Candymakers, by Mass

The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls, by Primavera

The Arrival, by Tan

We Are So Crashing Your Bar Mitzvah!!, by Rosenbloom