January Archive

The 2013 Newbery Medal Winner

Clare Cannon | 30 January 2013
written for ages 9-12 | not recommended
published in 2012
As a warm-hearted animal adventure, Katherine Applegate's "The One and Only Ivan" is a worthy tale. But it doesn't stop there.

The Brotherband Chronicles

Tim Golden | 25 January 2013
written for ages 11-14 | recommended
published in 2012 (2011)
Hal is the classic underdog-come-good.

The Sterkarm Handshake

Tim Golden | 20 January 2013
written for ages 13-16 | not recommended
published in 2000 (1998)
The Time Tube allows people from the 21st century to travel to the 16th.


Tim Golden | 12 January 2013
written for ages 13-16 | recommended with reservations
published in 2003 (2002)
Luke, a gifted young musician, falls in with a local gang after his father dies.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Jennifer Minicus | 07 January 2013
written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended
published in 2011 (2009)
An engaging story about true happiness.

The Star of Kazan

Tim Golden | 03 January 2013
written for ages 11-14 | recommended
published in 2006 (2004)
A heartwarming story of a girl's steadfastness in the face of deception and hardship.

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