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Follow the Piper: Fiction in the Classroom


by Ray Ballantyne

I have walked on Mars.

I have paddled an outrigger canoe over the Pacific Ocean.

Al Capone has done my shirts. 808 more words

Middle Grade

I mentioned earlier this week that I started a book review blog (The Backyard Book Club) specifically for Middle Grade books.

Check out my review of this hilarious book here.


Happy Book Birthday to The Last Child of Hamelin!

Happy Book Birthday to

The Last Child of Hamelin!

This month’s release is The Last Child of Hamelin,  by Ray Ballantyne

Sixty years have passed, and the people of Hamelin have yet to heal from the loss of their children to the Pied Piper. 138 more words

Books For Kids

Review: Wonder by R.J Palacio


By: R.J Palacio

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (2012)

Book Blurb

I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse. 649 more words

Book Reviews

So What Is Middle Grade Exactly?

Middle Grade (MG) books are targeted to readers between 8-12 years.

There is no shortage of Young Adult (YA) books (Age 13+) on the market right now but good MG books can be more challenging to find. 255 more words

Book Reviews

From A to Z: Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman

Dear Z,

Aquamarine has been a staple of my childhood. My grandmother first read the book to me when I was little and I read it on my own when I couldn’t have been more than ten. 449 more words

#640 - Jackpot: An Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel (#10) by Karla Oceanak & Kendra Spanjer


Jackpot: An Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel (#10)

Written by Karla Oceanak
Illustrated by Kendra Spanjer
Bailiwick Press                   6/10/2014
Age 7+           160 pages
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