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 Now that my first published novel is out and about (the most terrifying and awesome feeling ever), folks are getting curious. How long did it take you to write it? (1 year to write, 1 year to edit) …
It seems that Hollywood's favorite scripts these days are all comic books or books.  Hollywood loves an already established audience and fan base so it has been producing movie versions of books, part…
Yes, we do know that the Newbery and Printz Awards are not open to random nominations by book websites, but with the official announcements just around the corner, we couldn't resist putting on the ta…
With the posting of the book review and content analysis of Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Fabulous book!--and you can quote us on that), Compass Book Ratings now has 1,000 book reviews in ou…
With the posting of the book review and content analysis of The Darkest Path by Jeff Hirsch, Compass Book Ratings now has 900 books in our database.  We fired-up the website on March 19, 2012 with 228…
The Best and Worst Teachers Back to School Realities Ah, it is that time of year when students head back to the classroom and nothing is more stressful that the question, "Who is my teacher?"  Stude…
Let the rejoicing begin...school is out and summer is finally here!  Road trips, ice cream, the 4th of July, swimming, lazy summer days with not a scrap of homework in sight, and of course, the beach-…
With the posting of the book review and content analysis of Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein, Compass Book Ratings now has 800 books in our database.  We fired-up the website on March 19, 2012 with 2…
Best Audiobooks for Family Road Trip A family road trip is supposed to be a bonding experience and a shared reading experience (think cross-generational Harry Potter appeal) can make books that much …
The Problem I love to give my niece and nephews books for their birthdays and Christmas, but my youngest nephew has me stumped.  I take great pride in finding the perfect book for each child, but thi…
March 19, 2013 is the one year anniversary of Compass Book Ratings.  On this date in 2012, we flipped the switch on our new website with a searchable database (If you haven't tried it, you really shou…
Thank you to all the patrons who entered their libraries in our 2013 Library Giveaway.  It was fun to see libraries from the East Coast to the West Coast entered.  The winner of the 2013 Giveaway was …