wordlesswednesday2

Wordless Wednesday

October 30th, 2013 by melissa y.
via Read More...

Posted in Funny, News, Parenting & Reading, Random Book Thoughts, wordless wednesday | Comments Off on Wordless Wednesday

reading picture

Is Too Much Testing Killing Our Children’s Love of Reading?

October 29th, 2013 by melissa y.
Over 100 children’s book authors and illustrators certainly think so, and they have all signed a letter to President Obama to tell him just that.  The authors and illustrators of note include Judy Blume, Donald Crews, Jules Feiffer and many more. The letter states, “We are alarmed at the negative impact of excessive school testing Read More...

Posted in Common Core, News, Parenting & Reading, Random Book Thoughts | Comments Off on Is Too Much Testing Killing Our Children’s Love of Reading?

westinggame

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...

Posted in Awards, Funny, News, Parenting & Reading, Random Book Thoughts, Throwback Thursday | Comments Off on Throwback Thursday: The Westing Game

booksmakegreatgifts

Why Children’s Books Make Great Gifts

October 15th, 2013 by melissa g
It’s almost that time of year again…Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas…whatever the occasion, we’ve got the perfect gift for you.  Books! Yes, that’s right, Children’s Books!  They’re the ideal gift for any time of year, but they can come in especially handy during the holiday season. Whether it’s for your own child, a friend’s, or even Read More...

Posted in News, Random Book Thoughts | Comments Off on Why Children’s Books Make Great Gifts

cybils2013logo

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...

Posted in Awards, News | Comments Off on Cybils Nominations are Now Open

cybils2013logo

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...

Posted in Awards, News | Comments Off on The Cybils 2013 – Judges Announced!

goodnightmoon

New York City is Fun for Readers

July 25th, 2013 by melissa g
Step into the Great Green Room made famous in Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon. Slide down Alice’s rabbit hole. Touch a fur wall inspired by Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. You can find all this magic at a great new exhibit curated by children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus. On display at the Read More...

Posted in News, Parenting & Reading | Comments Off on New York City is Fun for Readers

CBW2013

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...

Posted in Awards, News | Comments Off on 2013 Children’s Choice Book Award Winners

read everything

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...

Posted in Awards, Book Lists, News, Parenting & Reading | Comments Off on Children’s Book Week – VOTE NOW!

faultinourstars

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...

Posted in Awards, News | 2 Comments »

« Previous Entries Next Entries »