- Going Bovine by Libba Bray won the Printz
- When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead won the Newbery
- The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney won the Caldecott
- Autumn Lover by Elizabeth Lowell Set in the Western U.S. after the Civil War
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Time travel from 1945 to 1743 Scotland
- A Rogue of My Own by Johanna Lindsey Set in Queen Victoria's Court
- Simply Unforgettable by Mary Balogh A Regency romance
- Don't Look Back by Amanda Quick Romantic suspense in Regency London
- The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock Set in a small Illinois town during WWII
Knitting with handspun yarn is a treat, but it's also quite different from knitting with machine-spun yarn. It's not necessarily consistent in texture and thickness and it often surprises you as it knits up. The patterns offered here are perfectly suited to handspun and are, as the title says, small, which is also perfect as you often only have a limited amount of handspun in any given colorway.
There are many other captivating stories about knights and knighthood in the Children's Department, so come in and check some out!
Three Days Before the Shooting . . by Ralph Ellison - At his death in 1994, Ralph Ellison left behind roughly two thousand pages of his unfinished second novel, which he had spent nearly four decades writing. Long awaited, it was to have been the work Ellison intended to follow his masterpiece, Invisible Man...
The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris - In a radical departure from his satiric workplace comedy, Then We Came to the End (2007), Ferris turns in a dark and utterly compelling second novel on the insanity of modern life... [BookList Review]
Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolaño - To drag fiction toward the unknown, [Bolaño] had to go there himself, and there invent a method with which to represent it. Since the unknown place was reality, the results are multi-dimensional. [The New York Review of Books]
A: The Cybils reward the children’s and young adult authors, as well as illustrators, whose books combine the highest literary merit and "kid appeal." And foster a sense of community among bloggers who write about children’s and YA literature, highlight reviewers and provide a forum for the similarly interested.
For the list of YA finalists and for more information about the Cybils, check out the website here.
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Fairy tales are the source of so much pleasure, wonder, and imaginative play for children, and the patterns contained here are fanciful without sacrificing wearability. From the Snow Queen to Robin Hood to magic carpets, these projects explore classic fairy tale characters that are staples of playing dress-up. The garments are for the most part versatile enough for everyday wear as well, which will delight everyone who sees them.