Newbery Medal-From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Award Who: named after an 18th century bookseller John Newbery What: distinguished American literature for children; awarded by the American Library Association When: every year since 1922Prize: a bronze medal with the winner's name and the date engraved on the backOther winners: https://www.powells.com/awards/newbery-medal/ Novel As I was going through the titles of past winners I came… Continue reading Newbery Medal-From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Coconut Cowboy by Tim Dorsey

"It concerns the decay of the American Dream, and Florida as the bellwether of collapse." This book is a wild romp through the state of Florida. It's like the author has taken the complete wackiness that is "Florida Man" and has turned it into a book. The main character Serge A. Storms is a man… Continue reading Coconut Cowboy by Tim Dorsey

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

This Stonewall Book Award winning novel by Mackenzi Lee is part of a trilogy featuring the stubborn Montague siblings. This is the first book in the series and it takes place during an “educational” jaunt around Europe. Lee infuses heart, humor, and adventure into this orginal historical fiction and fantasy story. There is a plot… Continue reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee