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2017 Newbery Medal: The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Girl Who Drank the MoonIt’s official…The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill, is the winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal (which celebrates achievement in children’s literature).

“Moonlight is magic. Ask anyone you like.” Barnhill’s story is also pure magic, distinguished by careful development of a complex plot and indelible evocation of unique characters. Love, heartbreak, hope, sorrow, and wonder all shine in exquisite, lyrical prose.

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Waiting for Winter: Selections for lovers of fairy tales retold

If, like me, you’ve been waiting for Winter (the next installment of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, due out in November 2015), and you love reading fairy tale retellings or modern fairy-tale-like stories, here are some books to enjoy in the meantime (or anytime this winter!). Most will appeal to teens and adults, with some geared for upper elementary and on up. Continue reading Waiting for Winter: Selections for lovers of fairy tales retold