HEART OF A SAMURAI by Margi Preus is middle grade historical fiction recommended for ages 9+. A Newbery Honor Book.
GOOD MASTERS! SWEET LADIES!: VOICES FROM A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE by Laura Amy Schlitz is middle grade historical fiction (and in play form!). A Newbery Winner and a New York Times Best Seller!
THE HOUSE OF THE SCORPION by Nancy Farmer is fiction recommended for ages 14+. A Newbery and Prinz Honor Book.
THE BLACKTHORN KEY by Kevin Sands is middle grade fiction recommended for ages 9+. A Cybils Award winner.
THE FOG DIVER by Joel Ross is fantasy recommended for ages 12+. A Cybil Award Winner.
WEETZIE BAT by Francesca Lia Block was named one of NPR’s Top 100 Young Adult Books of All Time. Fiction recommended for ages 18+.
JINX by Sage Blackwood is an award-winning, middle grade fantasy recommended for ages 12+.
THE MERMAID’S SISTER by Carrie Ann Noble was a 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Winner. Young adult fantasy recommended for ages 14+.
THE NEST by Kenneth Oppel is middle grade horror recommended for ages 12+. An ALA Notable Book for Young Readers.
When the 2015 Newbery books were announced, Compass Book Ratings did not have a single one in our database. We have them now, but in January 2015 we were caught a little flat-footed. However, when the 2016 Newbery books were announced, we were already ahead of the game; we already had all three 2016 Newbery Honor books in our database. …
LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET by Matt De La Pena is a picture book and the 2016 Newbery Winner.
Yes, we know that they were announced last January, but we finally have reviews in our database for all the 2015 Newbery books. (Hey, it was a busy year here at Compass Book Ratings!) The selections were an unconventional lot, but our reviewer loved them all. So, while you are waiting for the announcement of the 2016 Newbery later this …