Thoughts On Newbery: Books I Wish Could Be Contenders, But Can’t Be

Originally posted on educating alice:
Heavy Medal has a clever post, “The Glorious Ineligibles” featuring books the three moderators love, but aren’t eligible for one reason or another.  Invited to provide our own I wrote the following: La Belle Sauvage. [The moderators already had given good reasons for this title so I didn’t add more.] Both Hardinges. [That is, the titles out this year in the US which are mentioned in the post.]  I read A Face Like Glass years ago when it was published in the UK (as I wanted to read EVERYTHING of hers). At the time she… Continue reading Thoughts On Newbery: Books I Wish Could Be Contenders, But Can’t Be

La Belle Sauvage Swag

Originally posted on educating alice:
One fun aspect of being a so-called “Big Mouth” in this teeny tiny world of children’s books is the occasional swag that comes my way. Yesterday I received a small package that was meant to have arrived a few weeks ago, but got a bit lost. Here’s what was inside. You will need to read Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage to appreciate it. So go do so — the book is propulsive, gorgeous, and unique. Continue reading La Belle Sauvage Swag


I have been on a long leave of absence from all my personal blogging, here, with my other review blog, and on my home blog.  All a long story,  and not necessary to explain or justify…things happen.  SO!  Here I am again, back to work.  What that means for you is more posts about new (and possibly old) YA Authors and their work.  I’ll be filling up my calendar again on the sidebar of my review blog, so keep an eye out…there’s a couple good ones coming up in the next few months. In terms of my own series, Benjamin … Continue reading BACK TO WORK