As I explained earlier this week, Nova Ren Suma’s Beyond the Latest Buzz series is going on at her blog. Today, I’m the guest blogger! What books do I talk about? You’ll have to go to Nova’s blog to find out! Please let me know what you think of the books I mention!
I’m flashing back to reviews from years past. Here is what I was reviewing in December 2010. You can see a lot of Morris and Nonfiction finalists! Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride. From my review: “Sam is your typical slacker – college drop out, working at a fast food restaurant to pay the [...]
Nova Ren Suma is the author of one of my favorite books from last year, Imaginary Girls. When she asked me to be part of of her latest blog series, Beyond the Latest Buzz, I couldn’t say yes quick enough. As explained at her blog, Distraction No. 99, for this series Nova ”asked YA and children’s librarians [...]
YALSA has announced the shortlist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award. From YALSA’s the Hub, the five finalists are: Wonder Show, written by Hannah Barnaby, published by Published by Houghton Mifflin, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Love and Other Perishable Items, written by Laura Buzo, published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of [...]
As you may remember, I was on last year’s committee for YALSA’s Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. This year’s committee just released it’s shortlist. Here are the titles, from YALSA’s the Hub: Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, written by Deborah Hopkinson, published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Bomb: The Race [...]
Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross. Egmont USA. 2012. Review copy from publisher. The Plot: Mirabelle has been raised by her godmothers, Elsa and Bliss, since the death of her parents while she was still an infant. As Mira’s sixteenth birthday approaches, she decides that she wants to find out more about the place she [...]