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"Planet Middle School" or How Puberty Means Alienation from the Body

The emergency-room doors

crack open

and I feel my heart split.

Thus begins Planet Middle School, a middle grade novel in verse by the wonderful Nikki Grimes. 469 more words


What to Read Next? We Tell You.

Getting hooked on books is a blast — so much so that you’ve probably found yourself reading the same ones over and over and over. If you’re stuck on repeat, branch out and try new books and authors that will remind you of your faves. 72 more words


Making a Book Safe for Children When the Subject Matter Isn’t

Making a sordid adult tale safe for young readers.

You should have seen the looks on my friends’ faces when I told them I’d been hired to write a children’s book about Judy Garland. 719 more words


Happy Book Birthday to The Beast of Seabourne!

Happy Book Birthday to

The Beast of Seabourne!

This month’s release is The Beast of Seabourne,  by Rhys A Jones.

Oz Chambers has a wonderful secret; the obsidian pebble, gifted to him by his dead father, is an artefact of astonishing… 118 more words

Books For Kids

Stuck in Neutral

After so many gloomy rainy days, the warm sun beckoned. I ventured outside as eager as a chick bursting through an eggshell, glorying in a sky scrubbed clean of clouds. 502 more words


The Cover of Judy Garland: Little Woman, Big Talent

Here is the final cover for Judy Garland: Little Woman, Big Talent, a middle-grade biography about the legendary actress and singer.

This is a colorized version of a black-and-white publicity still released by CBS in 1956 — the year it first aired… 156 more words

Children's Books

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Don’t you just love this cover?

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Katherine Goldstein, the sleuth of all sleuths living in Citrus Grove, has uncovered amazing finds from the past. 235 more words

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