Thus Endeth Summer

I’m back! It’s been a busy (in a good way) summer. I may have stopped reviewing and posting but I sure didn’t stop reading. As a result I have a stack of books to review sitting in front of me, so I will start working my way through them…

I’m still really enjoying the Newbery and Carnegie medal winners, I’m working my way through both lists. As a further motivation, I’ve set a goal on goodreads.com to read 100 books in 2014, and surprisingly enough I seem to be right on track to succeed. (If you are on goodreads too, look me up!)

Anyhoo, I’m putting my nose to the grindstone again (owch) and you’ll be seeing a lot more activity here in the weeks ahead.

p.s. I hope you all had a great summer! This is what mine looked like:

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Port Renfrew, BC

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teaching writing camps

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Salt Spring Island market Saturdays

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Mission Folk Fest

 

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1973

 The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

by Penelope Lively

Age: 8 +

Interests: ghosts, history, magic, supernatural

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The Owl Service

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1967

The Owl Service

by Alan Garner

Age: 12+

Interests: mystery, magic, horror, folktales, Wales More

The Wind on the Moon

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1944

The Wind on the Moon

by Eric Linklater

Nicolas Bentley drew the pictures

Age: 9+

Interests: magic, animals, adventure, siblings, action, bad behaviour, strong girls, satire More

Shiloh

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Shiloh

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Age: 8 +

Interests: dogs, pets, animals, morality and ethical dilemmas, country life More

Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1928

Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon

by Dhan Gopal Mukerji

illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff

Age: 8+

Interests: birds, India, jungle, animals, war, religion, Buddhism More

City of Gold

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1980

City of Gold: and other stories from the Old Testament

retold by Peter Dickinson

illustrated by Michael Foreman

Age: 11+

Interests: bible, religion, history

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A Gathering of Days

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1980

A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal, 1830-32

by Joan W. Blos

Age: 8+

Interests: history, American history, single parent families, farm life, country life, ethical questions, death

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The Matchlock Gun

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1942

The Matchlock Gun

by Walter D. Edmonds

Age: 7+

Interests: history, American history, war, family

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Tamar

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2005

Tamar

by Mal Peet

Age: 13+

Interests: war, WWII, violence, Holland, spies, occupation, romance, grandparents, family history, mystery

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