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2016 Newbery Winner and Honor Books

Executive Editor Award Winners, Book Buzz

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.  …

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2015 Newbery Winners

Executive Editor Award Winners, Book Buzz

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 …

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Book Review: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Executive Editor Award Winners, New York Times Best Seller List Books, Recent Book Reviews

ROLLER GIRL by Victoria Jamieson is a middle grade graphic novel recommended for ages 9+. A New York Times Bestseller A Spring 2015 Indie Next Pick A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2015 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2015 A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015 A Top 10 Latin@ Book of 2015 A Parents Magazine Best …