Review: Change Places With Me

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Rose wakes up one Sunday morning with a bright red light behind her eyes, an ache in her jaw, and feeling strangely happy and excited for change in her life. She tells her… Continue reading

Author Spotlight: Jason Reynolds

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You have to start somewhere.  Jason Reynolds, now an award winning novelist, started with a dream and a friend/collaborator. Before Jason Reynolds won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent for… Continue reading

For the Birds

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Spring is here, and it has me thinking about birds. They wake me up in the morning with their songs, keep me company in my backyard, and even keep my cat entertained as… Continue reading

The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable FIB Giveaway — Contest Closed

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Adam Shaughnessy combines myth and mystery to great effect  in his fantastic middle grade novel The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable FIB. This is a book to share with young readers who… Continue reading

The Joy of Middle Grade: A Guest Post by Adam Shaughnessy

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Love middle grade fiction? This post is for you! Not sure about middle grade fiction? This post is for you too! Adam Shaughnessy’s enthusiasm for middle grade fiction is contagious, and we hope… Continue reading

Talk Like An Animal

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When animals talk in an easy picture book, they often do so to teach us human values or lessons in proper behavior.  Such is the case with the picture books listed below, all… Continue reading

How You Play The Game(s)

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Not long ago, fellow blogger Anna featured some videogame-centric titles in this post.  While reading that entry, it really got me thinking about some of the great memories I also experienced as a… Continue reading

Review: The Nameless City

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Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks. 9781626721562. 2016. Gr. 4-7. Nameless City is the first book in a new trilogy by acclaimed graphic novelist Faith Erin Hicks. The core of the story revolves… Continue reading

New Elementary Science and Math Titles

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Though I didn’t always like science classes when I was in school, I’ve always loved science books—maybe because I don’t get tested on them any longer? I devoured books on human anatomy, medicine,… Continue reading

New Fantasy Fiction

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Some brand new (or soon to be released) fantasy titles have come across my desk recently and all have received positive or starred reviews from a review journal. I have mentioned in my… Continue reading