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What a wonderful, strange, treasure of a book Anne Ursu’s Breadcrumbs is. It’s the first book I finished in 2012, and I think the year is off to a great reading start if this is how it’s going to be.

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I’m up at 7:45 to watch the ALA Youth Media Awards. This is much earlier than last year!

Schneider Awards: Django by Bonnie Christensen (young reader), Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin (middle), Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork (teen, and been on my To Read list for ages).

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Okay, I know this post is months late (the Newbery winners were announced in January). I have a very good reason for this; it took¬†me this long to get my hands on a copy of The Surrender Tree, the last book left for me to read. I finally got it from the library this week, so here are my thoughts on each of this year’s Newbery books.

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I’m watching the webcast of the 2009 ALA Youth Media Awards. It’s the Midwinter conference weekend in Denver, and it always ends by announcing all the children’s and YA awards (including the Newbery and Caldecott). I have some very exciting new books to read personally¬†and add to my book order for school. There are so many fantastic books on these lists that I have been wanting to get to all year. Here are some of the highlights:

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underneathI finally finished the audio book of Kathi Appelt’s critically acclaimed debut novel, The Underneath, and while I thought it was a lyrically told story I just didn’t see the appeal to kids. It took me several tries to get through it; I really had trouble getting absorbed in this story.

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