New Year, New Award!

We are very pleased to announce that we received some rather sweet news to start off our 2016 with: Nafiza’s wonderful review of Margarita Engle’s The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist is going to be featured in Middle Shelf magazine’s January issue!

Middle Shelf: Cool Reads for Kids is part of Shelf Media Group that publishes book reviews and also hosts annual writing competitions:

Middle Shelf curates the best fiction and non-fiction books for readers 8 to 14. Read by parents, teachers, and librarians as well as kids, visually dynamic Middle Shelf features interviews with authors and illustrators, book reviews, excerpts, and more. Since launching in 2013, Middle Shelf has received more than 400,000 impressions on the digital newsstand and is a 2014 Maggie Award Finalist for Best Digital-Only Magazine. — [X]

In addition to The Book Wars being featured in their magazine, they have also awarded us with a Best of the Book Blogs badge!

Middle Shelf Best Blogs Badge 2016 Award

For as long as the internet will have us, we hope to continue being worthy of that title. Thanks Middle Shelf! And thank you, dear readers and unicorns, for your continual support. <3

Happy New Year!