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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Holly Black's DOLL BONES Wins Newbery Honor

Huge congratulations to Holly Black on winning a Newbery Honor for her gorgeously written, middle grade book, Doll Bones.

What is a Newbery Honor you ask ('cause yes, I did ask a few years ago when I was new to book blogging and I was confused by all the different types of awards)?
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
There is one Newbery winner and four Newbery Honors books selected each year. Here's what they had to say about Doll Bones:
In this distinctive coming-of-age tale, best friends Zach, Poppy and Alice set out on a life-altering quest driven by the presence of a sinister bone china doll who haunts their dreams and waking hours. Black explores complex questions of sto-rytelling, imagination and changing friendships in this superbly haunting narrative.
My tween and I loved this story so much that we both wanted to give it more than 5 stars (our review on Mundie Kids).  I highly encourage parents of tweens to sit down and read this together with their kids. It's a story that will make you remember that special time between childhood and your teenage years, when you were still a kid, but the landscape of friendship was beginning to change.

Huge congratulations to Holly from all of us here at Mundie Moms!

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