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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Newbery Medal

The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the Outstanding American book for children. (Wikipedia, Newbery Medal)

Newbery Medal Winners

  • 2013 – Katherine Applegate; The One and Only Ivannewbery-medal(2)
  • 2012 – Jack Gantos, Dead End
  • 2011 – Clare Vanderpool, Moon over Manifest
  • 2010 – When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  • 2009 – Neil Gaiman. The Graveyard Book
  • 2008 – Laura Amy Schlitz. Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
  • 2007 – Susan Patron. The Higher Power of Lucky
  • 2006 – Lynne Rae Perkins. Criss Cross
  • 2005 – Cynthia Kadohata. Kira-Kira
  • 2004 - Kate DiCamillo. The Tale of Despereaux
  • 2003 – Avi. Crispin: Cross of Lead.
  • 2002 – Linda Sue Park. A Single Shard.
  • 2001 – Richard Peck. A Year Down Yonder
  • 2000 – Christopher Paul Curtis. Bud, Not Buddy.
  • 1999 – Louis Sacher. Holes
  • 1998 – Karen Hesse. Out of the Dust
  • 1997 – E.L. Konigsburg. The View From Saturday
  • 1996 – Karen Cushman. The Midwife’s Apprentice
  • 1995 – Sharon Creech. Walk Two Moons
  • 1994 – Lois Lowry. The Giver
  • 1993 – Cynthia Rylant. Missing May
  • 1992 – Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Shiloh
  • 1991 – Jerry Spinelli. Maniac Magee
  • 1990 – Lois Lowry. Number the Stars
  • 1989 – Paul Fleischman. Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
  • 1988 – Russell Freedman. Lincoln: A Photobiography
  • 1987 – Sid Fleischman. The Whipping Boy
  • 1986 – Patricia MacLachlan. Sarah, Plain and Tall
  • 1985 – Robin McKinley. The Hero and the Crown
  • 1984 – Beverly Cleary. Dear Mr. Henshaw
  • 1983 – Cynthia Voigt. Dicey’s Song
  • 1982 – Nancy Willard. A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
  • 1981 – Katherine Paterson. Jacob Have I Loved
  • 1980 – Joan Blos. A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal, 1830-32
  • 1979 – Ellen Raskin. The Westing Game
  • 1978 – Katherine Paterson. Bridge to Terabithia
  • 1977 – Mildred D. Taylor. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • 1976 – Susan Cooper. The Grey King
  • 1975 – Virginia Hamilton. M.C. Higgins, the Great
  • 1974 – Paula Fox. The Slave Dancer
  • 1973 – Jean Craighead George. Julie of the Wolves
  • 1972 – Robert C. O’Brien. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
  • 1971 – Betsy Byars. The Summer of the Swans
  • 1970 – William H. Armstrong. Sounder
  • 1969 – Lloyd Alexander. The High King
  • 1968 – E.L. Konigsburg. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
  • 1967 – Irene Hunt. Up a Road Slowly
  • 1966 – Elizabeth Borton de Treviño. I, Juan de Pareja
  • 1965 – Maia Wojciechowska. Shadow of a Bull
  • 1964 – Emily C. Neville. It’s Like This, Cat
  • 1963 – Madeleine L’Engle. A Wrinkle in Time
  • 1962 – Elizabeth George Speare. The Bronze Bow
  • 1961 – Scott O’Dell. Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • 1960 – John Krumgold. Onion John
  • 1959 – Elizabeth George Speare. The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • 1958 – Harold V. Keith. Rifles for Watie
  • 1957 – Virginia Sorensen. Miracles on Maple Hill
  • 1956 – Jean Lee Latham. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
  • 1955 – Meindert DeJong. The Wheel on the School
  • 1954 – John Krumgold. … And Now Miguel
  • 1953 – Ann Nolan Clark. Secret of the Andes
  • 1952 – Eleanor Estes. Ginger Pye
  • 1951 – Elizabeth Yates. Amos Fortune, Free Man
  • 1950 – Marguerite de Angeli. The Door in the Wall
  • 1949 – Marguerite Henry. King of the Wind
  • 1948 – William Pène du Bois. The Twenty-One Balloons
  • 1947 – Carolyn S. Bailey. Miss Hickory
  • 1946 – Lois Lenski. Strawberry Girl
  • 1945 – Robert Lawson. Rabbit Hill
  • 1944 – Esther Forbes. Johnny Tremain
  • 1943 – Elizabeth Janet Gray. Adam of the Road
  • 1942 – Walter D. Edmonds. The Matchlock Gun
  • 1941 – Armstrong Sperry. Call It Courage
  • 1940 – James Daugherty. Daniel Boone
  • 1939 – Elizabeth Enright. Thimble Summer
  • 1938 – Kate Seredy. The White Stag
  • 1937 – Ruth Sawyer. Roller Skates
  • 1936 – Carol Ryrie Brink. Caddie Woodlawn
  • 1935 – Monica Shannon. Dobry
  • 1934 – Cornelia Meigs. Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women
  • 1933 – Elizabeth Lewis. Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
  • 1932 – Laura Adams Armer. Waterless Mountain
  • 1931 – Elizabeth Coatsworth. The Cat Who Went to Heaven
  • 1930 – Rachel Field. Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
  • 1929 – Eric P Kelly. The Trumpeter of Krakow: A Tale of the Fifteenth Century
  • 1928 – Dhan Mukerji. Gay-Neck, the Story of a Pigeon
  • 1927 – Will James. Smoky, the Cow Horse
  • 1926 – Arthur Chrisman. Shen of the Sea
  • 1925 – Charles Finger. Tales from Silver Lands
  • 1924 – Charles Hawes. The Dark Frigate
  • 1923 – Hugh Lofting. The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle
  • 1922 – Hendrik Van Loon. The Story of Mankind



Newbery Honor Winners


  • Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kell
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  • The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick,
  • The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
  • The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law
  • After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
  • Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
  • Rules by Cynthia Lord
  • Whittington by Alan Armstrong, illustrated by S.D. Schindler
  • Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (Young Adult)
  • Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Hudson Talbott
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
  • The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman
  • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt
  • Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes
  • An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy
  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  • A Corner of The Universe by Ann M. Martin
  • Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan
  • Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
  • Carver: A Life In Poems by Marilyn Nelson
  • Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos
  • The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
  • Getting Near to Baby by by Audrey Couloumbis
  • Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
  • 26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola
  • A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (Young Adult)
  • Lily’s Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Wringer by Jerry Spinelli
  • A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer
  • Moorchild by Eloise McGraw
  • The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  • Belle Prater’s Boy by Ruth White
  • What Jamie Saw by Carolyn Coman
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Yolonda’s Genius by Carol Fenner
  • The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
  • Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
  • The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer
  • Crazy Lady by Jane Leslie ConlyDragon’s Gate by Laurence Yep
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman
  • What Hearts by Bruce Brooks
  • The Dark-thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia McKissack
  • Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers
  • Nothing But The Truth: a Documentary Novel by Avi
  • The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  • Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle
  • Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples
  • The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen
  • In The Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World by Virginia Hamilton
  • Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers
  • After The Rain by Norma Fox Mazer
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • A Fine White Dust by Cynthia Rylant
  • On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
  • Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens by Patricia Lauber
  • Commodore Perry In the Land of the Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg
  • Dogsong by Gary Paulsen
  • Like Jake and Me by Mavis Jukes
  • The Moves Make the Man by Bruce Brooks
  • One-Eyed Cat by Paula Fox
  • The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
  • A Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voigt
  • Sugaring Time by Kathryn Lasky
  • The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree by Bill Brittain
  • The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
  • Doctor DeSoto by William Steig
  • Graven Images by Paul Fleischman
  • Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz
  • Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton
  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
  • Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 by Aranka Siegal
  • The Fledgling by Jane Langton
  • A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle
  • The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl by David Kherdian
  • The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
  • Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary
  • Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey by Jamake Highwater
  • Abel’s Island by William Steig
  • A String in the Harp by Nancy Bond
  • The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis
  • Dragonwings by Laurence Yep
  • Figgs & Phantoms by Ellen Raskin
  • My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier
  • The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
  • Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe by Bette Greene
  • The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper
  • Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel
  • The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss
  • The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  • Incident At Hawk’s Hill by Allan W. Eckert
  • The Planet of Junior Brown by Virginia Hamilton
  • The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles
  • The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  • Knee Knock Rise by Natalie Babbitt
  • Enchantress From the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl
  • Sing Down the Moon by Scott O’Dell
  • Our Eddie by Sulamith Ish-Kishor
  • The Many Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to the Pleasures of Art by Janet Gaylord Moore
  • Journey Outside by Mary Q. Steele
  • To Be a Slave by Julius Lester
  • When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth by E. L. Konigsburg
  • The Black Pearl by Scott O’Dell
  • The Fearsome Inn by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  • The King’s Fifth by Scott O’Dell
  • Zlateh The Goat and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • The Jazz Man by Mary Hays Weik
  • The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
  • The Animal Family by Randall Jarrell
  • The Noonday Friends by Mary Stolz
  • Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
  • Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era by Sterling North
  • The Loner by Ester Wier
  • Thistle and Thyme: Tales and Legends from Scotland by Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud. (Leclaire Alger)
  • Men of Athens by Olivia Coolidge
  • Frontier Living by Edwin Tunis
  • The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  • Belling The Tiger by Mary Stolz
  • America Moves Forward: A History for Peter by Gerald W. Johnson
  • Old Ramon by Jack Schaefer
  • The Cricket In Times Square by George Selden, pseud. (George Thompson)
  • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  • America Is Born: A History for Peter by Gerald W. Johnson
  • The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall
  • The Family Under The Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson
  • Along Came A Dog by Meindert Dejong
  • Chucaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa by Francis Kalnay
  • The Perilous Road by William O. Steele
  • The Horsecatcher by Mari Sandoz
  • Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
  • The Great Wheel by Robert Lawson
  • Tom Paine, Freedom’s Apostle by Leo Gurko
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
  • The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong
  • Mr. Justice Holmes by Clara Ingram Judson
  • The Corn Grows Ripe by Dorothy Rhoads
  • Black Fox of Lorne by Marguerite de Angeli
  • The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • The Golden Name Day by Jennie Lindquist
  • Men, Microscopes, and Living Things by Katherine Shippen
  • Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
  • Banner In The Sky by James Ullman
  • All Alone by Claire Huchet Bishop
  • Shadrach by Meindert Dejong
  • Hurry Home, Candy by Meindert Dejong
  • Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot by Clara Ingram Judson
  • Magic Maize by Mary & Conrad Buff
  • Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  • Moccasin Trail by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  • Red Sails to Capri by Ann Weil
  • The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh
  • Birthdays of Freedom, Vol. 1 by Genevieve Foster
  • Americans Before Columbus by Elizabeth Baity
  • Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling
  • The Defender by Nicholas Kalashnikoff
  • The Light at Tern Rock by Julia Sauer
  • The Apple and the Arrow by Mary & Conrad Buff
  • Better Known as Johnny Appleseed by Mabel Leigh Hunt
  • Gandhi, Fighter Without a Sword by Jeanette Eaton
  • Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People by Clara Ingram Judson
  • The Story of Appleby Capple by Anne Parrish
  • Tree of Freedom by Rebecca Caudill
  • The Blue Cat of Castle Town by Catherine Coblentz
  • Kildee House by Rutherford Montgomery
  • George Washington by Genevieve Foster
  • Song of The Pines: A Story of Norwegian Lumbering in Wisconsin by Walter & Marion Havighurst
  • Seabird by Holling C. Holling
  • Daughter of the Mountains by Louise Rankin
  • My Father’s Dragon by Ruth S. Gannett
  • Story of the Negro by Arna Bontemps
  • Pancakes-Paris by Claire Huchet Bishop
  • Li Lun, Lad of Courage by Carolyn Treffinger
  • The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot by Catherine Besterman
  • The Cow-Tail Switch, and Other West African Stories by Harold Courlander
  • Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
  • Wonderful Year by Nancy Barnes
  • Big Tree by Mary & Conrad Buff
  • The Heavenly Tenants by William Maxwell
  • The Avion My Uncle Flew by Cyrus Fisher, pseud. (Darwin L. Teilhet)
  • The Hidden Treasure of Glaston by Eleanor Jewett
  • Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry
  • The Moved-Outers by Florence Crannell Means
  • Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear by Christine Weston
  • New Found World by Katherine Shippen
  • The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
  • The Silver Pencil by Alice Dalgliesh
  • Abraham Lincoln’s World by Genevieve Foster
  • Lone Journey: The Life of Roger Williams by Jeanetter Eaton
  • These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Fog Magic by Julia Sauer
  • Rufus M. by Eleanor Estes
  • Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates
  • The Middle Moffat by Eleanor Estes
  • Have You Seen Tom Thumb? by Mabel Leigh Hunt
  • Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • George Washington’s World by Genevieve Foster
  • Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski
  • Down Ryton Water by Eva Roe Gaggin
  • Blue Willow by Doris Gates
  • Young Mac of Fort Vancouver by Mary Jane Carr
  • The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Nansen by Anna Gertrude Hall
  • The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy
  • Runner of the Mountain Tops: The Life of Louis Agassiz by Mabel Robinson
  • By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Boy with a Pack by Stephen W. Meader
  • Nino by Valenti Angelo
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater
  • Hello the Boat! by Phyllis Crawford
  • Leader By Destiny: George Washington, Man and Patriot by Jeanette Eaton
  • Penn by Elizabeth Janet Gray
  • Pecos Bill by James Cloyd Bowman
  • Bright Island by Mabel Robinson
  • On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Phebe Fairchild: Her Book by Lois Lenski
  • Whistler’s Van by Idwal Jones
  • The Golden Basket by Ludwig Bemelmans
  • Winterbound by Margery Bianco
  • The Codfish Musket by Agnes Hewes
  • Audubon by Constance Rourke
  • Honk, the Moose by Phil Stong
  • The Good Master by Kate Seredy
  • Young Walter Scott by Elizabeth Janet Gray
  • All Sail Set: A Romance of the Flying Cloud by Armstrong Sperry
  • Pageant of Chinese History by Elizabeth Seeger
  • Davy Crockett by Constance Rourke
  • Day On Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic by Hilda Von Stockum
  • The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Snedeker
  • Swords of Steel by Elsie Singmaster
  • ABC Bunny by Wanda Gág
  • Winged Girl of Knossos by Erik Berry, pseud. (Allena Best)
  • New Land by Sarah Schmidt
  • Big Tree of Bunlahy: Stories of My Own Countryside by Padraic Colum
  • Glory of the Seas by Agnes Hewes
  • Apprentice of Florence by Ann Kyle
  • Swift Rivers by Cornelia Meigs
  • The Railroad To Freedom: A Story of the Civil War by Hildegarde Swift
  • Children of the Soil: A Story of Scandinavia by Nora Burglon
  • The Fairy Circus by Dorothy P. Lathrop
  • Calico Bush by Rachel Field
  • Boy of the South Seas by Eunice Tietjens
  • Out of the Flame by Eloise Lownsbery
  • Jane’s Island by Marjorie Allee
  • Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy by Mary Gould Davis
  • Floating Island by Anne Parrish
  • The Dark Star of Itza: The Story of A Pagan Princess by Alida Malkus
  • Queer Person by Ralph Hubbard
  • Mountains are Free by Julie Davis Adams
  • Spice and the Devil’s Cave by Agnes Hewes
  • Meggy MacIntosh by Elizabeth Janet Gray
  • Garram the Hunter: A Boy of the Hill Tribes by Herbert Best
  • Ood-Le-Uk the Wanderer by Alice Lide & Margaret Johansen
  • A Daughter of the Seine: The Life of Madame Roland by Jeanette Eaton
  • Pran of Albania by Elizabeth Miller
  • Jumping-Off Place by Marion Hurd McNeely
  • The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales by Ella Young
  • Vaino by Julia Davis Adams
  • Little Blacknose by Hildegarde Swift
  • Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo by John Bennett
  • Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág
  • The Boy Who Was by Grace Hallock
  • Clearing Weather by Cornelia Meigs
  • Runaway Papoose by Grace Moon
  • Tod of the Fens by Elinor Whitney
  • The Wonder Smith and His Son by Ella Young
  • Downright Dencey by Caroline Snedeker
  • The Voyagers: Being Legends and Romances of Atlantic Discovery by Padraic Colum
  • Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story by Annie Carroll Moore
  • The Dream Coach by Anne Parrish
  • The Great Quest by Charles Hawes
  • Cedric the Forester by Bernard Marshall
  • The Old Tobacco Shop: A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure by William Bowen
  • The Golden Fleece and The Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
  • The Windy Hill by Cornelia Meigs
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Friday, June 8, 2012

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Review: The Monster at the End of This Book


The Monster at the End of This Book
The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

My rating: 0 of 5 stars



This is a cute book. Reminds me of the days of watching Sesame Street. RIP Jim Henson, you have had bring joy to us while we were growing up. You were a genius.



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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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Teaser Tuesdays: The Frog Princess By, E. D. Baker (5/6/2012)

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The Frog Princess
By, E. D. Baker

”We’ll be safe enough as long as we follow some rules. One, don’t make any unnecessary noise. Two, eat while you hop---we’re on a tight schedule. Three, keep your eyes and eardrums open at al times. If you hear anything suspicious, don’t talk. Just signal me like this,” Eadric flapped his arm and patted his head. “that should get my attention".”

”Yours and that of every other creature around,” I said. “What if I tap you on the shoulder instead?”

”Fine,” Eadric said, nodding. “that should work, too.”




teasertuesdays
Teaser Tuesdays
is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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Sunday, June 3, 2012

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Book Review: The Frog Princess By E. D. Baker

finished reading : 10 June 2012
rate } ♠♠♠♠♠
genre } fiction | fairy tales | fantasy | teens 
release day }  October 2004
acquired } 16th December 2011
publisher } Bloomsbury USA Children 
format } paperback
isbn } 9781582349237
pages } 224 pages
source } bought
age group } 12+
interests } fairy tales retellings  
awards } -
Get Your Copy } Kindle | Amazon.com


The Frog Princess by ED Baker The Frog Princess
By E. D. Baker

Via Goodreads
Princess Emeralda a.ka. Emma isn't exactly an ideal princess. Her laugh is more like a donkey's bray than tinkling bells, she trips over her own feet and she does not like Prince Jorge, whom her mother hopes she will marry. But if Emma ever thought to escape her troubles, she never expected it to happen by turning into a frog! When convinced to kiss a frog so he might return to being a prince, somehow the spell is reversed and Emma turns into a frog herself! Thus begins their adventure--a quest to return to human form.

Fascinating and hilarious characters ranging from a self-conscious but friendly bat to a surprisingly loyal snake and a wise green witch confirm that readers won't soon forget this madcap story. A fantastic debut from the talented E.D. Baker.

My 2 Cents
I must admit, nobody told me about this series.As far as I know, none (maybe a couple or so) book bloggers knew about this series at all. True to my addictive genre, (fairy tales retellings, if you haven’t by now), I take a plunge. I was expecting, the usual snotty princess playing golden ball, ball fall into pond, frog rescue ball, frog wants kiss, frog eats and sleeps with princess, frog turn prince.

Boy, I was wrong. It caught me at the beginning! (well not really. It was slow for me to catch up cause I was in the middle of a busy week when I was reading this one)

First Sentence: Even as a little girl, I had thought that the swamp was a magical place where new lives began and the old ones ended, where enemies and heroes weren’t always what one expected, and where anything could happen, even to a clumsy princess. Although I’d believed this for most of my life, I had no proof until Prince Jorge came to visit and I met the frog of my dreams.

Quote: “I’ve been told that kissing a frog is good for the complexion,” he said, sidling toward me.

This book is funny and enjoyable to read offering a nice spin to the well famous fairy tale. In fact, it adds that particular spice to the story. It does reminded me a bit of that Frog princess movie where the princess turned into a frog after she kissed the frog. Princess Emeralda is a normal girl, unlike her typical snotty character suppose to be. The frog prince is hilarious enough that I actually blurt out laughing in public while reading this book. Ended up with people giving me that look.

This would be an awesome addition for a school library, particularly middle school libraries. Check it out! .

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Book Review The Serpent’s Shadow (Kane Chronicles #3) By Rick Riordan

rate } ♠♠♠♠♠
genre } young adult | fantasy | mythology | supernatural
release day }  1st May 2012
acquired } 1st March 2012
publisher } Hyperion Books for Children
format } hardcover
isbn } 9781423140573
pages } 416 pages
source } bought @ Fenix Indie Online Bookstore, Brunei
age group } 12+
interest } Folks who love mythology
awards } -

The Serpent's Shadow; Rick Riordan

The Serpent’s Shadow
(Kane Chronicles #3)
By Rick Riordan

He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can’t seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos.
To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent’s shadow... or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld...


My 2 cents
It’s over… IT’s OVER?!!!! Trilogy?? THAT’S IT?! WHYYY?!!!

That was my reaction when I finished reading this book.  I can’t accept it just ended like that. I can’t believe it but I actually be missing the annoying sudden popping of sibling squabbling (the parts where they keep saying they are taping the whole ordeal). I have been looking forward to reading this book ever since I’d finished reading the 2nd book to the series. Yes! It’s that long! and when it’s over it’s just so sad it’s over… *hopes for a new set of this series like Riordan did with Percy Jackson.”

There.. Now I got that out of the way….

I have a confession. It’s not enough. The ending left me feeling like, “Oh my that’s all??? i need more!” But I was disappointed. Do you want to know how good this book is?

It was riveting. Even the cover looks amazing. The shadow of the serpent’s soul and the all mighty obelisk. Oh please read it so you know exactly what that was about. That part of my favorite. Carter and Sadie really grew up in this one. It tugged my heart when Sadie had that emotional conflict about Walt being dying and she also loves Anubis. That awkward thing where Ra and Carter.. well… *ahem* kiss. 

God! It’s hard to actually do a review on this book without telling the whole story!!! If I say anything else, it be the spoilers for the whole trilogy! *grunts!* GAH! Read it!

Oh by the way.. I think the Kanes will be  meeting Percy in their next series. Sadie did said she knows people from Aphrodite's cabin and Carter saw the flying horse over Manhattan *Hint: read Percy Jackson!* If that’s true. I am so looking forward to the series! ♥♥♥

Oh well, that means now I will have to find another book to satisfy my reading needs until The Mark of Athena popped out. The AGONYYYY!!

Oh! Before I leave you off, I think this would be a fitting soundtrack to this book.

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Book Review: Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories

finished reading : 3 June 2012
rate } ♠♠♠♠♠
genre } non-fiction | biography | abuse 
release day }  April 2009
acquired } 04th August 2008
publisher } Harper Element 
format } paperback
isbn } 9780007280971
pages } 310 pages
source } bought
age group } 15+
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Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
By Megan Kelly Hall, Carrie Jones, Claudia Gabel, Courtney Sheinmel, Crissa-Jean Chappell, Cyn Balog, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Daniel Waters, Dawn Metcalf, Debbie Rigaud, Deborah Kerbel, Diana Rodriguez Wallach, A.S. King, Eric Luper, Erin Dionne, Alyson Noel, Amy Goldman Koss, Amy Reed, Aprilynne Pike, Carolyn Mackler, Carrie Ryan, Cecil Castellucci, Heather Brewer, Holly Cupala, Janni Lee Simner, Jeannine Garsee, Jessica Brody, Jo Knowles, Jocelyn Maeve Kelley, Jon Scieszka, Kieran Scott, Kiersten White, Kristin Harmel, Kurtis Scaletta, Lara Zeises, Laura Kasischke, Lauren Kate, Lauren Oliver, Linda Gerber, Lisa McMann, Lisa Schroeder, Lisa Yee, Lucienne Diver, Marina Cohen, Marlene Perez, Maryrose Wood, Megan McCafferty, R.L. Stine, Melissa Schorr, Ellen Hopkins, Laurie Faria Stolarz

YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Discover how Lauren Kate transformed he feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, how Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and in herself, and how R.L. Stine turned being the "funny guy" into the best defense against the bullies in his class.
Today's top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying—as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators—in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal.

My 2 Cents
The first time I heard about this book, I was quite reluctant to get it. A few weeks later, a good friend recommended this book , and I was still reluctant to read it. But after a bit while, I gave in cause it was beckoning me to read it.

One huge message this book has would be, “You are not alone” to all bullying victims out there. Another side of this book, would be the stories from bullying “by-standers”. The party who are the audiences of the ordeal. Then, there are stories from ex bullies, sharing their experiences, their regret, their…”after taste” of their personal experience

This book really hit home for me. I think that was why I was avoiding to read this book in the first place. Once upon a time I was a bully victim, with “friends” as bystanders, and “friends” as the bullies, hence this was quite a personal matter of interest to actually read myself. Honestly said, this book practically humanize  our favorite authors into people we could relate to and not that someone who are so farfetched individuals as we would assume.

Page by page, this book is hard to put down. Is it that bad if I actually have a “in your face” feelings at the “Ex- Bullies” section of the book.

In serious part of the job, I am so tempted to get a copy of this book for the school library. What’s stopping me is the few vulgar language portray within some of the stories, which is a no-no for the students within a school. After all, we are trying to brainwash these kids into better behavior. It is quite a shame though, cause this book “clicked”.

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”The situation quickly degenerated to an aggressive rumor campaign and, finally, to my daughter having her name written on the girls’ bathroom wall in conjunction with something truly humiliating by someone who had once been her best friend.”

One the last note: Why haven’t YOU pick this book up yet?

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