Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Winner

A Song for Ella Grey

David Almond has won the 2015 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for A Song for Ella Grey, which I just reviewed yesterday. Wonderful book.

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:



25+ Changes To Your Favorite Childhood Book Show How Much Society Has Changed #kidlit

About that Embargo: Nancy Osa and Margarita Engle #kidlit

American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL): Dear Teachers: An Open Letter about Images of Indians

The best-of-the-year lists have begun – The Horn Book #kidlit

Children’s author Mem Fox on the joy of literature and why reading is important for children … #kidlit

Copyfraud: Anne Frank Foundation claims father was "co-author," extends copyright by decades #kidlit #copyright

"Polar Express" Author Reflects on the Holiday Classic, 30 Years Later #kidlit

Q & A with Pat Zietlow Miller #kidlit

Recommended books on transgender lives – The Horn Book #kidlit #yalit

well said..:


Cleveland Public Library’s First Bike-Based Library Service Initiative » Public Libraries Online #libraries

Josh Cowles: What needs to be said about ILEAD USA – Wisconsin

The Maker Movement is about Making Meaning — Medium #making



Can Reading Make You Happier? #reading


Kwame Alexander Lands 4-Book Deal #daily #feedly #yalit

2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

The winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature is

Challenger Deep

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Here is my review of the book which I called “a journey of brilliance and beauty.”