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Dear Book Lovers, Welcome! I am delighted that you have found The Through the Looking Glass blog. For over twenty years I have reviewed children's literature titles for my online journal, which came out six times a year. Every book I reviewed for that publication can be found on the Through the Looking Glass website (the link is below). I am now focusing on writing reviews and articles, and finding interesting book related news, for this blog. Many of the titles that I will be sharing with you will appeal to adults as well as children. I firmly believe that some of the best writing in the world can be found on the pages of books that were written for young people. I invite you adults to explore these books for yourselves; they will, I am sure, delight and surprise you. I hope what you will find here will make your journey into the world of children's literature more enjoyable. Please visit the Through the Looking Glass Facebook page as well for even more bookish posts

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cybils Finalists

I have some more awards news for you. I know there have been a lot of announcements of late, but these are the Cybils, and since the Cybils are awarded by bloggers like yours truly I think an announcement is in order. So, please take a look at the finalists for the awards. The final choices will be

announced on Valentine's Day. To find out more information about the Cybils click here. On this page you will also find the lists of the finalists. They include:

* Housley and Catina and the quiet time by James Howe (Easy Reader Category) - Loved this book.

* Airman by Eoin Colfer (Fantasy and Science Fiction Category) - A thrilling read.

* The Magic Thief by Sarah Phineas (Elementary and Middle Grade) - A very promising first book in a new series.

* Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Dale (Graphic Novel Category) - A fantastic example of the genre.

* We Are the Ship: The Story of the Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson (Non-Fiction Category) - A powerful and informative book.

* Chester’s Back by Melanie Watts (Fiction Picture Book Category) - A hilarious read.

* A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet (Non-Fiction Picture Book Category) - A beautifully presented book.

I hope you enjoy looking at the finalists. They would all make great additions to a library.

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