The Wednesday Wars

By Gary D. Schmidt

Clarion Books

264p.

 

Watch for this book among named winners this month. Gary Schmidt, whose Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy was on both the Newbery and Printz [...]

Angel and the Baby Jesus

by Frank McCourtIllustrated by Raul ColonSimon & Schuster(unpaged)

 

Frank McCourt, of Angela’s Ashes fame, has written a Christmas story he heard from his mother. (There is also an adult version with a different illustrator published [...]

The Golden Dreydl

by Ellen KushnerIllustrated by Ilene Winn-LedererCharlesbridge126 p.

Adults may recognize Ellen Kushner’s name from PRI’s “Sound & Spirit” program. PRI is where I first heard this story done with a musical adaption of The Nutcracker. This story is a delightful mixture of magical realism, folklore, and Jewish tradition. It is a [...]