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Witherwood Reform School by Obert Skye
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The Whisper by Aaron Starmer
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Crispin by Avi
Crispin: The Cross of Lead (Crispin #1)
by Avi
read in September, 2014
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The final piece of my quest to read three Newbery books over the summer is in place! It took me a while to finish this one, mostly because of a lack of reading time during the first few weeks of being back at work.

It wasn't a slow read because I didn
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One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
One Came Home
by Amy Timberlake (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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"One Came Home" was a Newbery Honor book last year, and deservedly so. Timberlake writes a wry, humorous, heart-wrenching combination of mystery, history, ecological awakening and tender adolescent angst.

It's 1871 in Placid, Wisconsin. When Georgie
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Four by Veronica Roth
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Four by Veronica Roth
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Today’s review is one I have been avoiding, because it is one of those books that reduces me to a gibbering, juvenile fangirl. Yes, that’s right, today I am reviewing “Four: A Divergent Collection,” by Veronica Roth. The emotional part of me wants to
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The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
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The second of my Newbery books this summer . . . . loved this little story. I'm not sure if Coatsworth invented the story entirely, or if it's based on a Japanese folktale, but it has that dreamy, timeless quality of folklore. The artist muses on the ...more
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Caddy's World by Hilary McKay
Caddy's World
by Hilary McKay
read in July, 2014
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Oh hooray, another Casson book! I hope Hilary McKay never stops writing them!

This was the only one I hadn't read, and though it departs from the others in terms of it's timeline, it has the same spirit, and made me smile just as much.

In this offerin
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