The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall is a National Book Award Winner and a New York Times Best Seller. Fiction recommended for ages 9+. 4 Stars!
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin was a 2010 Newbery book. A mythical tale recommended for ages 9+. 5 Stars! (Do yourself a favor and read it!)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a New York Times Bestseller and was a Michael L. Prinz Honor Book. Young Adult fiction recommended for ages 16+. 5 Stars!
A Year Down Yonder was the 2001 Newbery Winner. Historical fiction recommended for ages 12+. 5 Stars!
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck was a 1999 Newbery Honor Book and a National Book Award Finalist in 1998. Historical fiction recommended for ages 12+. 4 Stars!
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975. Historical fiction recommended for ages 16+. 5 Stars!
The Newbery Award is an annual award given by the American Library Association for the most distinguished contribution to American children’s literature in the prior year. The first year it was awarded was 1922 for the book The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon. It is the oldest award for children’s literature and a winner has been named …
These is My Words by Nancy E. Turner is historical fiction recommended for ages 18+. Winner of the Arizona Author Award and a Finalist for the Willa Cather Literary Award. 4 Stars!
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak is young adult fiction recommended for ages 18+. This book was a 2005 Michael L. Printz Honor Book. 3.5 Stars!
The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature was first awarded in the year 2000 to Monster, by Walter Dean Myers. Selected by a committee of 10 members, one book is named a winner and up to four honor books may be named for being the best young adult books published in the preceding year. In terms …