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Book Review: Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

FEATHERS by Jacqueline Woodson is middle grade fiction and a Newbery Honor Book recommended for ages 12+.

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Compass Book Ratings’ Nominee Wins Cybils Award

On February 14, 2015 the Cybils announced their 2014 winners.  Compass Book Ratings had nominated several titles–three of which made the finalist round.  We were thrilled to see that our nomination, The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming,was the winner of the Non-fiction for Young Adults Category. To […]

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Book Review: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

GRACELING by Kristin Cashore is young adult fantasy recommended for ages 18+.  Awards include:  Awards: Winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature, winner of the SIBA Book Award/YA, Indies Choice Book Award Honor Book, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 2008 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2008 School Library Journal Best […]

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Book Review: What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED by Judy Blundell is a National Book Award Winner.  Young adult historical fiction/mystery recommended for ages 14+.

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Book Review: Rebels of the Kasbah by Joe O’Neill

REBELS OF THE KASBAH by Joe O’Neill is middle grade adventure recommended for ages 12+.  Winner of the Silver Medal for the 2013 Mom’s Choice Award (Great guy read!)

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Book Review: Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac

CODE TALKER by Joseph Bruchac is young adult historical fiction. A 2006 ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Recommended for ages 12+.

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Book Review: Homer & Langley: A Novel by E. L. Doctorow

HOMER & LANGLEY by E.L. Doctorow is fiction recommended for ages 18+.

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Compass Book Ratings’ Nominees Make Finalist Round for Cybil Awards

So what is the Cybils award?  It is an award for children and young adult literature.  Books are nominated by category by book reviewers and bloggers.  Judges narrow the nominees down in the first round of judging and then select a winner in each category in the final round of judging.  “This book award was […]

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Children and Young Adult Book Awards by State

Reader Choice Awards Do you know the award for your state? Award-winning! Who doesn’t love awards, especially awards for books?  Every state in the Union has at least one award devoted to books for young, school-aged readers. The awards vary by name, age category, eligible books, and who can nominate titles. However, a good number […]

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Book Review: Endangered by Eliot Schrefer

ENDANGERED by Eliot Schrefer was a National Book Award Finalist.  Young adult fiction recommended for ages 14+.  4.5 Stars

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