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Still better than okay

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

Having just finished Brian Castner’s The Long Walk – a memoir of the Iraq war and most definitely not for middle grade readers, though teens could take a crack at it – I find myself remembering another book about war, … 319 more words

Musings On Reading

And who might YOU be?

Louise Lareau of the NYPL writes:

“As book lovers, we have a special fondness for the characters from our favorite children’s books.

They taught us to yearn for adventure. 125 more words

Musings On Literature

It’s a Back-to-School Writer Giveaway!

I know it’s difficult to think about, but in just a couple of weeks it’s time for the kids to go back to school!

But children and teens aren’t the only ones who need an education. 347 more words

How to catch a good read

How to Catch a Bogle by Catherine Jinks

Jinks leaves her readers eager for the next book in this trilogy. Birdie is ten, though she looks eight, and the best apprentice Alfred Bunce has ever had. 279 more words

Middle Grade