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April 16, 2014

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Moonbird, Delaware Shore Bird that Inspired Phillip Hoose Book, Still Flies

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A rare shore bird, who Phillip Hoose profiled in his award-winning book Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with Great Survivor B95 (Farrar, 2012), was spotted flying over Delaware Bay this week, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports in its blog today.

Nonfiction Roundup, Part 2

Karyn wrote about the long slog of winter break reading just before a conference/blog deadline. I understand her image, but I think I spend winter break/early January more like a muppet: waving my arms around in a flurry of indecision (and, sometimes, stress because I’ve put off so much committee reading. Blerg!); now’s the time [...]

Lots of Unfinished Books

One of the things that no one believes when I say it is that I read less on winter break than any other time. There’s just no time — my kid stays up too late, we’re always visiting family or being visited, and if I manage to finish a book it’s a miracle. And actually, [...]

YALSA Reveals Five Nonfiction Award Finalists

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The five finalists for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults were recently announced.