JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL by Susanna Clarke is an award-winning fantasy recommended for ages 18+.
THE WOODLANDS by Lauren Nicolle Taylor was a 2014 Kindle Book Awards Semi-finalist and a USA Best Book Awards Finalist. YA Dystopian recommended for ages 14+.
THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK by Celia C. Perez is contemporary middle grade fiction recommended for ages 9+. A Belpré Author Honor Book.
LUCKY BROKEN GIRL by Ruth Behar is historical (does 1963 qualify as historical?) middle grade fiction recommended for ages 9+. Pura Belpré Author Award winner.
DEAD WRONG by Leighann Dobbs is a mystery romance recommended for ages 18+. Nominated Best Mystery Romance in the 2014 Indie Romance Convention Awards.
ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN by Gavriel Savit is historical fiction (kind of) recommended for ages 18+. A New York Times Best Seller and Award-Winning Book.
‘Tis the time of year when there are book awards being announced at every turn. One award that Compass Book Ratings always submits nominations to is the Cybils Awards. This year two of our nominations made the final round and one of those finalist won for its category! (Wahoo! Yes, Compass Book Ratings’ reviewers know how to pick them!) Here …
It is that time again when the American Library Association makes their annual selections for the past year’s outstanding contributions to children’s literature. For the most part, we think they chose well. Our favorites were The Girl Who Drank the Moon and The Inquisitor’s Tale. 2017 Winner The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill This is basically a …
FREEDOM OVER ME by Ashley Bryan is an award-winning historical fiction picture book recommended for ages 9+.
PIECING ME TOGETHER by Renee Watson is contemporary young adult fiction recommended for ages 12+. 2018 Newbery Honor Book.
MARCH: BOOK THREE by John Lewis is young adult non-fiction recommended for ages 14+. An award-winning graphic novel!
ESPERANZA RISING by Pam Munoz Ryan is award-winning middle grade historical fiction recommended for ages 12+. Pura Belpré Award Winner; IRA Notable Book for a Global Society; New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing.