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Review of The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

Note: The Book Stop is on vacation!  This post was written in advance.  But please feel free to comment. If you like well-written fantasy with a strong female character, this is the book for you.  The Hero and the Crown won a Newbery Medal in 1985, which is awarded once a year to the best…

Review of Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

Over Sea, Under Stone is the first of five books in Susan Cooper’s classic children’s series, The Dark is Rising.  She won a Newbery award for the fourth book, The Grey King.  It’s on my Classics Club list and also counts towards the Around the World in 12 Books Challenge.  March’s country is Wales, and…

It’s Monday, What are You Reading?

“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you’ve read the past week and planning to read next. You may not be able to tell, but things have been busy here at the Book Stop! In addition to getting out the books I awarded…

Review of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book is cool and spooky and touching all at the same time. I expected great things of Neil Gaiman and this one didn’t disappoint. It won the Newbery Medal in 2009, a prize going to the book each year that makes the largest contribution to American children’s literature.  The Graveyard Book isn’t like…

Reading the Newbery Medal Winners

My niece has a challenge at her middle school to read as many of the Newbery Medal winners as she can, so I took a look at the list to see what I could recommend.  It was fun to remember so many favorite books, kind of like wandering through the children’s section of the library. …

It’s Monday; What are You Reading?

“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you’ve read the past week and planning to read next. War and Peace, that’s what!  I’m feeling the need to actually finish this book.  Now I’d like to say that I’m loving the book, but at…

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