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THE KEY THAT SWALLOWED JOEY PIGZA for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

In 1998 I came across a new book with an odd title, JOEY PIGZA SWALLOWED THE KEY. I read it out loud to my classroom of 11-13 year olds. 579 more words

Middle Grade

Book review: From Norvelt to Nowhere

Gantos, Jack. From Norvelt to Nowhere. Farrar, 2013. $16.99. 278p. 978-0-374-37994-0. Ages 12+: Those who loved Jack’s zany adventures in Dead End in Norvelt will dive into the 12-year-old’s experiences as he goes with the arthritic journalist Miss Volker to protect the elderly woman on her search for the man she thinks murdered the women in their small town. 93 more words

Book Reviews

THE READING Book 2: The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs (Jack Gantos)

TITLE: The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs


GENRE: fiction, teen, paperback. death, family, fantasy, gothic, horror, humor, mystery

PUBLISHER: Farrar, Straus and Giroux… 186 more words


Summer omnibus, part 1

Once again I find myself with a foot-tall stack of books I’ve read but not yet reviewed for my followers, next to a stack of papers to grade and projects to complete for school, which started 3 weeks ago. 596 more words


New Kids Releases - 9/2/14

The fall books have started to arrive on the shelves in BookKids, and it’s another great week for new children’s books! We are getting so many new and great books, that it’s hard to keep up. 560 more words

National Book Festival Recap

The National Book Festival was a bit different this year since it moved from the Mall to a nearby convention center. Some liked it because it took weather out of the equation but, for me, the Book Festival was meant to be on the Mall. 649 more words