Archive | February, 2014

28 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

NIMH Wants Rats

In 1972, Robert C. O’Brien won the Newberry Medal for his book, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. This book explored the story of Mrs. Johnathan Frisby and her attempt to save her family of mice, but it was also the story of a group of super-intelligent rats as they searched for a way […]

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18 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

When You Reach Me

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I was delighted when I started reading When You Reach Me when I heard the opening words of Miranda’s favorite book. The opening line? “It was a dark and stormy night.” Not only is this considered the worst opening line of all of literature, but it is also the opening line of one f my […]

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11 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Madeline L’Engle’s only Newberry Medal

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For a long time, I thought that an author could only win the Newberry medal once, but that is not the case. There are several who have won twice, but for some reason, Madeline L’Engle is not one of those authors. A Wrinkle in Time, is the first book that introduced me to the world […]

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04 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Newberry Medal winners

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In 1922, the American Library Association awarded the first Newberry medal was awarded to Hendrick Willem van Loon for his book The Story of Mankind. That was the first award given to celebrate children’s literature and is given to the “most distinguished American children’s book published in the previous year.” The award has been given […]

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02 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Superman-Batman Will it be worth it?


DC has announced that they are rescheduling the release of the Superman-Batman movie. The start of filming is being pushed back until the second quarter of the year, which will push the release date for the movie back at least another quarter. So does this bode well or ill for the franchise and what else […]

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