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Newbery and Caldecott Winners Announced

January 28th, 2013 by melissa y.
                     The highest honors in children’s literature were announced today. The ALA has awarded the 2013 Newbery Award to Katherine Applegate for her wonderful The One and Only Ivan.  Well-deserved, indeed!  Click over to Sweet on Books to read our complete review of this award winner. Read More...

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Spooktacular Giveaway Hop 2012

October 23rd, 2012 by melissa y.
It’s that time of year again… The scary, spooky and always sweet giveaway for Halloween is here!  This year Sweet on Books is giving away a SIGNED copy of Creepy Carrots written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated (and signed) by the great Peter Brown. It’s all part of the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, a blog hop of Read More...

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National Bullying Prevention Month – October, 2012

October 9th, 2012 by melissa y.
Did you know this month is National Bullying Prevention Month? And tomorrow, October 10th, is Unity Day? Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center started this effort to end bullying in 2006 with a week long event.  This year it has grown into a month long effort with various events in cities across America.  Anyone can be Read More...

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Stuey Lewis Giveaway!

May 22nd, 2012 by melissa y.
We’re giving away books again! This time we want to introduce you to Stuey Lewis, an early chapter book character who will have your young reader hooked from the first page. Jane Schoenberg introduced us to Stuey in The One and Only Stuey Lewis. Today, the second Stuey adventure comes out, Stuey Lewis Against All Read More...

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A Holocaust Book Geared to Children

March 15th, 2012 by melissa g
Librarians, teachers, parents or anyone taking on the challenge of explaining the Holocaust to young people are sure to find Terezin: Voices From the Holocaust to be a useful teaching tool. It explains what life was like in a Jewish ghetto in Czechoslovakia in the early 1940’s. Using quotes and artwork from those who were there, the Read More...

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The Humming Room by Ellen Potter

March 5th, 2012 by melissa g
I have been looking forward to seeing Ellen Potter’s next book since I read her fascinating 2010 release, The Kneebone Boy.  And, I have to say that The Humming Room, just released on 2/28/12, did not disappoint me.  Her books are easy to read, or should I say, hard to put down.  In the beginning, it really Read More...

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How to Rock Braces & Glasses

February 20th, 2012 by melissa g
How to Rock Braces and Glasses takes a refreshing look at middle school popularity. An aspiring journalist, Kacey Simon has it all, including her own advice segment on the school TV station, a starring role in the school play, a tight circle of friends, and the interest of a cute boy. To top it off, Read More...

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For the LOVE of Reading…

February 14th, 2012 by melissa g
Treat your loved ones to a book on Valentine’s Day.  What book?  Any book! Here are some suggestions… Read More...

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Books for Boys

February 10th, 2012 by melissa g
What are your favorite books for boys?  Check out some of our suggestions for reluctant readers or click over to Sweet on Books for more Books for Boys. According to a recent issue of the The Guardian, these 10 titles should inspire boys who are reluctant readers.  Do you agree? Let us know what books you Read More...

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An Elephant in the Garden

February 7th, 2012 by melissa y.
It is not an exaggeration to say that An Elephant in the Garden is now one of my favorite books of all time.  It is a compelling story of courage, loyalty and survival.  And it is for kids!  But don’t leave this one just for your children.  Pick it up and read it with them, Read More...

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