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Two New "Meatier" Middle Grade Reads

I haven’t requested many new releases or ARCs so far this year. Seven to be exact. But these two stood out when perusing catalogs on Edelweiss. 858 more words

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Middle-Grade Memories: Teasing. The bad kind.

And then there’s teasing, the bad kind. The painful kind. Jr. High is riddled with this kind, no? Somehow, a group of boys thought it funny to lie to one of the um, nerds (and the teasing continues) in our class that I liked him. 340 more words

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It's Monday, January 26, 2014. What Are You Reading?


I have been riveted by Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood all weekend! Shannon from River City Reading recommended this book last year at BEA and I picked up a copy, only to place it alongside all my other TBR books, hoping to get to it sooner. 183 more words

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Book review: The Mystery of the Pirate's Treasure, by Penny Warner

Warner, Penny. The Mystery of the Pirate’s Treasure. (The Code Busters Club series, case 3) Egmont, 2013. $6.99. ISBN 978-1-60684-517-2. 190 pages. Ages 10-13. P8Q9. 132 more words

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Book review: Against the tide, by Tui T. Sutherland

Sutherland, Tui T. Against the Tide. (Spirit Animals series, book 5). Scholastic Inc, 2014. $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-59975-0. 180 pages. Ages 10-14. P9Q10.

The fifth book out of seven in the fantasy series is about children and their spirit animals fighting to save their world, Erdas. 75 more words

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Book review: Monkey Me and the School Ghost, by Timothy Roland

Roland, Timothy. Monkey Me and the School Ghost. Scholastic Inc, 2014. $15.99. ISBN 978-0-545-55990-4. 89 pages. Ages 6-10. P9Q10.

Young readers will enjoy this series as its main character Clyde gets into trouble when he turns into a monkey while he is overly excited. 117 more words

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Book review: The Junkyard Bot, by C.J. Richards

Richards, C.J. The Junkyard Bot. (Robots Rule! series). Working Partners Limited, 2014. $13.99. ISBN 978-0-544-33936-1. 195 pages. Ages 9-13. P9Q6.

Worker robots keep the high-tech town of Terabyte Heights running, but ten-year-old George Gearing is the only one who has a robot for a best friend. 101 more words

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