Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Thing About Luck

The National Book Award Winner for Young People’s Literature in 2013 was The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata. She also wrote the 2005 Newbery winner Kira, Kira. Summer is in the midst of her unluckiest year ever when her parents have … Continue reading

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The Big Wet Balloon

Ricardo Liners Siri has created a graphic novel for early readers. The Big Wet Balloon chronicles a rainy Saturday with sisters, one of whom is an eternal optimist. Sweet and filled with dialogue, readers who like Stella: Queen of the Snow,  might … Continue reading


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