Only 5 Days Left to Nominate Your Favorite #kidlit and #YA Books for a Cybils Awards!

https://i2.wp.com/www.cybils.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Cybils-Logo-2018-Slogan.jpgThe 2018 Nomination categories include:

Follow this link to nominate your favorite books in all our categories. You have until October 15th.

I’m a judge for Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books. Put me to work!

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Linda Urban’s Road Trip with Max and His Mom

Linda Urban’s Road Trip with Max and His Mom (2018) is a clever follow up to Weekends with Max and His Dad (2016). In both books a young Max adjusts to his parent’s recent divorce. Urban’s second installment pivots around a road trip to Pennsylvania that nine-year-old Max and his Mom take to celebrate his Great Great Aunt Victory’s 100th birthday. Continue reading

J.E. Morris’s new series Maud the Koala

Fish Are Not Afraid of Doctors by J. E. MorrisJ.E. Morris’s new series Maud the Koala introduces early readers to a wonderfully relatable character and helps build visual literacy as well as reading confidence. The series is thoughtfully illustrated in the tradition of comics with action moving across panels and tiers. Full-page spreads allow the reader to become immersed in imagery. Fish are Not Afraid of Doctors is a delightful book about a young koala’s apprehension about visiting the doctor. Continue reading

Debbi Michiko Florence’s Jasmine Toguchi Series

Debbie Michiko Florence’s delightful early chapter book series, about an 8-year-old Japanese American girl named Jasmine Toguchi, provides readers with accessible and engaging snapshots of Japanese cultural traditions as well as universal struggles of growing up in the US. Continue reading

Corey R. Tabor’s Fox the Tiger

Written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor, Fox the Tiger, is an accessible story about a fox who wishes he was big, fast, and sneaky like a tiger. The fox, named Fox, reinvents himself with painted stripes and a new name – Tiger.

Fox’s transformation inspires his friends. Turtle becomes a race car and Rabbit changes into a robot. But, their new identities can’t stand up to the rain. Once the sky opens they change back into a fox, turtle, and rabbit. Continue reading