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These look interesting. Thanks.
Still haven't read any of these, though I actually have one of them on my bedside table. Have to get on that!
Thanks! I'll add these to my reading list. I actually prefer reading MG books, because that's what I write, and because they don't have all the drama and violence and romantic elements YA and Adult have. Life is already complicated enough, I like the simplicity of MG books. :)
I love reading middle grade as well and haven't read any of these! Thanks for the recommendations! (I'm way behind on my TBR list. I JUST read When You Reach Me for the very first time. Way behind..)
They are all terrific reads, and quite different.
Ooooh, I've been wanting to read Peter Nimble.
bfav - yes, read it.
Hi Tracy, I am glad to have discovered your site through the Comment Challenge! I am currently reading A Monster Calls and I am thoroughly enjoying it. I've also heard so much about Peter Nimble and Bigger than a Breadbox - both books have been extensively reviewed by kidlit bloggers (teachers/librarians) - and it seems to be universally enjoyed/loved. I hope to find both books in our library. :)
Well, you didn't call Newbery on any of them - but you're not alone in that. You might look too at "The Only Ones" from last year - it seems like a book you'd like.
Thanks, everyone, for stopping by. Yeah, Newbery fooled me this year. To be frank, I was disappointed in the all-out ongoing love fest for historical fiction. It's become a yearly nuisance that never goes away. The ALA might as well rename the award to The Other Historical Fiction Award, since that's all they ever choose. Bah!