The Newbery Award is awarded annually in January to books published in the previous year. The winner and honor books are selected by a committee and the award recognizes “distinguished children” books. From a reader’s perspective, the books sometimes selected aren’t always the top reads, but in our opinion, the 2013 books selected were all solid across the board with …
WONKENSTEIN (THE CREATURE FROM MY CLOSET) by Obert Skye is middle grade fiction recommended for ages 9+. 2.5 Stars.
POMPEII: THE LIFE OF A ROMAN TOWN by Mary Beard is non-fiction recommended for ages 18+. 5 Stars!
VIETNAM #4: CASUALTIES OF WAR by Chris Lynch is historical fiction recommended for ages 14+. 4 Stars!
THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by Rachel Joyce is contemporary fiction recommended for ages 21+. 5 Stars!
THREE TIMES LUCKY by Sheila Turnage is a 2013 Newbery Honor Book and a New York Times Best Seller. Middle grade mystery recommended for ages 12+. 4 Stars!
NW by Zadie Smith is fiction recommended for ages 21+. 5 Stars!
TREASURE ON SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN by Elisa Broach is a mystery and adventure recommended for ages 9+. 4.5 Stars!
THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN by Katherine Applegate is the 2013 Newbery Medal winner and a New York Times best seller. Recommended for ages 9+. 5 Stars!
THE PROJECT by Brian Falkner is a young adult science fiction thriller recommended for ages 12+. 4.5 Stars!
CLEOPATRA’S MOON by Vicky Alvear Shecter is Young Adult Historical Fiction recommended for ages 16+. 4.5 Stars!
THE PALADIN PROPHECY by Mark Frost is young adult fantasy recommended for ages 12+. 5 Stars!