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Now  I love to read , but sometimes you want someone else to do the work, especially if the book is supposed to be ‘good for  you’.  May I suggest have the author read to you?  Here is Neil Gaiman reading his Newbery Medal winning book, The Graveyard Book.

Want something more dramatic?  Why not listen to some dramatic readings from Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!, The 2008 Newbery winner.

And there is always the old fashioned way, why not watch a movie? Here is the movie trailer from one of my favorite Newbery books, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Wait… You want to know more about the book before you see a movie?   Head on over to the Children’s blog for a review.

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Newbery Winner

graveyard-book  I was  very excited yesterday when I read the news that Neil Gaiman’s  The Graveyard Book won the Newbery Award.  I love his books for both adults and children. 

The Graveyard Book is the Story of Nobody  Owens.  He is a normal boy, except for the fact that he lives in the graveyard and all his teachers and family are ghosts .  He has lots of adventures among the gravestones, and a few of them are scary.  However, the scariest thing in Bod’s life is what is outside the graveyard.  Outside the graveyard is Jack.  Jack is the man that killed his family.

Playful, whimsical, a little scary, and sometimes grim; The Graveyard Book is ultimately about growing up and making choices.

Request it here

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