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January 20, 2019

Grandmas? Do you have the cutest grandbaby ever? New moms? The most adorable child ever seen? Then you need to cuddle up your baby with a copy of Next to You: A Book of Adorableness, by Lori Haskins Houran, pictures by Sydney Hanson.

I DID IT! I finally finished posting all my back reviews written in 2016 and 2017! Now there's only a week before the 2019 Newbery winners are announced, and after that I can start on the reviews I wrote in 2018! Plus I can try to stay current. Also after the Newbery is announced, I will post my Sonderbooks Stand-outs for 2018. Stay tuned!

Happy Reading!

—Sondra Eklund

Measure for Measure
edited by Annie Finch and Alexandra Oliver

Experimenting with Babies
by Shaun Gallagher

Queen of the Track
by Heather Lang
illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Antsy Ansel
by Cindy Jenson-Elliott
illustrated by Christy Hale

The Death of Mrs. Westaway
by Ruth Ware
read by Imogen Church

by Andy Weir
performed by Rosario Dawson

Unicorn on a Roll
by Dana Simpson

The Gallery
by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

The Poppy Seed Cakes
by Margery Clark
with illustrations by Maud and Miska Petersham

Dark Energy
by Robison Wells

This Savage Song
by Victoria Schwab

Next to You
by Lori Haskins Houran
pictures by Sydney Hanson

A Year of Borrowed Men
by Michelle Barker
illustrated by Renné Benoit

“To give those librarians, who make it their life work to serve children's reading interests, an opportunity to encourage good writing in this field.”

—Frederic Melcher, in his agreement to establish the Newbery Medal, 1922