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Printz 2014 Winning Teen Fiction

This morning the American Library Association announced the top 2013 books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults. Teen librarians focus on the Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults. After the awards are announced each year there are standard responses of joy, surprise, member committee cheerleading and puzzlement both on […]

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Why I Couldn’t Finish "Leviathan"

Now, if you really enjoyed Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan, and can’t bear to hear a word against it, I suggest abandoning the reading of this review. Now that I got that out of the way, I can begin. Steampunk used to be one of my favorite genres. It combined everything I enjoyed about kids’ books: cool […]

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