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Mrs. Farquharson’s musings about books for children and young adults

Archive for September, 2017

More MCBA Nominees

September28

There are two graphic novels that are nominated for this year’s Massachusetts Children’s Book Awards: Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper, illustrated by Raúl the Third (Chronicle) and Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (Dial). When I was a child, I never paid attention to author’s notes in books. Now, I try to impress on young […]

Massachusetts Book Award Selections

September22

Be loving enough to absorb evil and understanding enough to turn an enemy into a friend. –Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. When books are selected for the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Program, the selection committee carefully considers genre, the quality of the writing, and the inclusion of a variety of cultural groups. As I look […]

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award

September15

Once again, we will be promoting the nominees for the Massachusetts Children’s Book Awards (MCBA) during the 2017-2018 school year at DCD. Even though I’ve written about this program before, I would like to explain it to parents who have never had a fourth, fifth, or sixth grader who is participating. This voluntary reading incentive program has […]


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