Tuesday Blurbs: The Chapter Book Edition (Updated)

Middle grade readers are a tough audience. Elizabeth Bird and the O.W.L. blog are working to help educators and parents find books these readers will love. The Kids Book Review has great articles on promoting reading, too. Read more

CYBILS Finalist Lists: Easy Readers and Short Chapters

I’ve spent the past few days browsing the 2009 Cybils finalist lists. With each list, I got more and more excited!  For once, there is a list with books I know and have read. I even nominated a short-chapter book finalist. What are the odds? Serving on the Easy Reader/Short Chapter Book panel was a blast. I was already a fan of Sarah Neal (In Need of Chocolate); Anastasia Suen (Picture Book of the Day among others); Jennifer Wharton (Jean Little Library); and Melissa Young (Sweet On Books). But having the chance to talking books with them was just too cool. There were a number of the books that I wasn’t initially familiar with, and I am glad to have … Read more

Books We Read – December

Cybils-nominated Easy Readers and holiday titles lead the way in the list of books read and/or reviewed in December 2010. Read more