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