Dork Diaries Wrap Up

Thank you to everyone for stopping by last week to read the review of Dork Diaries and meeting Miss Nikki Maxwell and her creator Rachel Renee Russell. The winner of the Dork Diaries giveaway is Olugbemisola. Congratulations to you and thank you for your support of new authors and the Brown Bookshelf’s initiatives.

MG Book Review: Dork Diaries

Diaries are both mysterious and popular.  There is a fascination with reading another person’s diary.  There have been many television show episodes dedicated to a spouse, a sibling, a parent, or a friend reading someone’s diary and finding out a big secret. Diaries are not only popular on the television screen.  Throughout literature, diaries have [ Read the full article… ]

Literary Awards: The Best Books of 2008

It’s that time of year again to recognize the best and brightest in books for 2008 according to various giants in the publishing industry. First up, The New York Times announced its Notable Children’s Books of 2008 which includes Walter Dean Myers’ Sunrise Over Fallujah on its list. Publishers Weekly joined in the praise for [ Read the full article… ]

It’s a Reading and Writing Affair

Established in 2000, RAWSistaz (Reading and Writing Sistaz) Literary Group is committed to the support and promotion of books by, for and about African-Americans. Every year, RAWSistaz presents an annual gathering for the members of their online group in various cities.  In addition to being a reunion for the group’s members, The RAWSistaz Affair spotlights [ Read the full article… ]