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Middle Grade Fiction – Cybils Awards

February 19th, 2014 by melissa g
And the winner is…Ultra by David Carroll. After months of waiting, the winners of the 2013 Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards (CYBILS) have been announced, and Ultra tops the list in the Middle Grade Fiction category. As the award dictates, it’s a great combination of literary merit & kid appeal. Also nominated in Read More...

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Sweet Weekend Thoughts and Links

November 22nd, 2013 by melissa y.
Children’s literature lost two greats this week.  Charlotte Zolotow, children’s book editor, publisher and author, died at the age of 97.  Take a look at this touching tribute by Jennifer M. Brown of Shelf Awareness. Barbara Park, creator and author of the Junie B. Jones series, has also died.  She was 66.  Her obituary states she succumbed Read More...

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Sweet Weekend Links

November 1st, 2013 by melissa y.
We are sending you off for the weekend with some sweet links from around the web to fire up your little reader. Did you know the NEW Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8 comes out on Tuesday?  Get your reader excited by going to the Wimpy Kid website for some fun! Did you Read More...

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Throwback Thursday: The Westing Game

October 24th, 2013 by melissa g
This week, we’re heading back to 1979 when The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin won the Newbery Medal. The Westing Game is a perfect choice for Throwback Thursday because it’s just as good a read today as it was 30+ years ago! Who can resist a story about a dead millionaire who brings 16 people Read More...

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Cybils Nominations are Now Open

October 6th, 2013 by melissa g
Nominations for the 8th annual Cybils Awards are open to the public from October 1st until October 15th. Make your voice heard and nominate one of your favorite children’s or YA books, but remember that you can only submit one book per genre. Oh, and it has to be a book released between Oct. 16, Read More...

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The Cybils 2013 – Judges Announced!

September 18th, 2013 by melissa g
We’re thrilled to share some exciting news with you… The judges for the Cybils have been announced, and we made the short list. Yes, this year Melissa G. will be a 2nd round judge of the Middle Grade Fiction category. Melissa Y. judged the Easy Reader category a few years back, and she said it Read More...

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2013 Children’s Choice Book Award Winners

May 26th, 2013 by melissa g
The Children’s Choice Book Awards were a huge success! Young readers from across the country went to bookweekonline.com to vote in record numbers. More than 1,000,000 votes were cast and the winners were announced at a NYC gala on May 13th. In case you missed the big event, here are a few pictures courtesy of Read More...

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Children’s Book Week – VOTE NOW!

May 1st, 2013 by melissa y.
It’s that time again:  The Children’s Choice Book Awards are only 11 days away. So why not hop on over to their site and vote for your favorite children’s books – make your voice heard and have your kids do it, too!  Tell your child’s teacher, maybe they can even make it a classroom project. Read More...

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2013 Indies Choice & E.B. White Award Winners

April 25th, 2013 by melissa g
Have you read the 2013 Indies Choice and E.B. White Award winners? Check out Sweet on Books for our reviews of each title. We highly recommend all three of these special books! Comment below and let us know what you think of them too. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green won the Indies Read More...

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Cybils Winners Announced! drumroll, please….

February 14th, 2013 by melissa y.
  Today is the day – Cybils winners announced!  A few of our  sweet favorites took top spots.  Middle grade novel, Wonder, took home an award (of course!).  Philip Stead’s beautiful picture book, A Home for A Bird, won as well.  Here is a complete list of the winners.  Head over to the Cybils site Read More...

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