Category Archives: Award Winners

Matilda – Audio Book Review

Book Title: Matilda Author: Roald Dahl Publisher: Penguin Audio Copyright Date: July 3, 2013 Number of discs: 5 Narrated by: Kate Winslet Genre: Children’s Books Book Rating:  A Audio Performance Rating: A The Gist: From the Penguin Audio: “The Trunchbull” is no match for Matilda! Matilda is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Princess Academy

Author: Shannon Hale Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s, 2007 Genre: Young Adult Ficton, Grades 5 through 9 Award Won: Newberry Honor Award My Rating: B+ Summary from the School Library Journal: The thought of being a princess never occurred to the … Continue reading

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Announcing the National Book Awards for 2012

The National Book Award is an annual award in which only books published in the United State in the year of the award are eligible. Nominations are accepted only from publishers although panel chairs are allowed to request a book from … Continue reading

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WINNERS!

Last month, we offered you some free loot from the Etsy site Book Fiend.  A sticker of your choice from the Book Fiend Collection.  We didn’t forget you!!  The unofficial (by unofficial, I mean totally, totally official) mascot of Quirky … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret River

Author: Kate Grenville Publisher: Canongate, 2006 Genre: Historical Literature Awards: Winner of The Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize My Rating: A I know only an outline of the history of Australia. But, for me, all history … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death of a Cozy Writer

Author: G.M. Malliet Publisher: Midnight Ink, 2008 Genre: Mystery series Award: 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel My Rating: A Summary from the publisher: From deep in the heart of his eighteenth century English manor house, millionaire Sir Adrian … Continue reading

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An Award Winner: The Good Earth

Author: Pearl S. Buck Published by: Copyright date: 1931 Genre: Literature My Rating: A+ The Good Earth is one of my lifetime-favorite reads. It was a pick for a recent book club. I was surprised that I was the only … Continue reading

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