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MMGM Interview & Giveaway: THE SOUND OF LIFE AND EVERYTHING by Krista Van Dolzer

Happy Memorial Day! I hope my fellow Americans are enjoying the day off.

I’m thrilled to feature THE SOUND OF LIFE AND EVERYTHING on the blog today. 1,050 more words


Interview of Talented Author, Heidi E. Y. Stemple

As the daughter of Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple has big shoes to fill; and she does it wonderfully.  I spent 4 days with Heidi at… 1,856 more words

Picture Books

The Cat's Maw gives middle graders a good, creepy story!

The Cat’s Maw, by Brooke Burgess (2015, CreateSpace), $10.99, ISBN: 9781500971656

Recommended for ages 10-16

Billy Brahms has luck, all right – it’s all bad. 462 more words

Tween Reads

A Petition to Violet Haberdasher or why you need to finish your series

Ok. We all know by now that I love a good series. In fact, if I find out a book is a series, I tend to more likely to read it. 453 more words

Books On Monday

Libros Latin@s: Celebrating Matt de la Peña

The release of The Hunted on Tuesday marked Matt de la Peña’s tenth published book, so we thought it was time to celebrate the prolific author, who has given us high-voltage stories with deep and believable Latino characters. 1,426 more words

Latin@ Literature

Teaching Shakespearian History with Modern YA: Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach

There is something about context that my students seem to find trouble with. They get the basics: a person was born, they died, this is what they did, and so on, but never really are able to grasp that an author from a long time ago, was once a person, with a life, with a history. 302 more words


Libros Latin@s: Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School

By Kimberly Mach


Dear Parents and Teachers:

This is a work of fiction. There is no Prank and Trick Association at Fountain Point Middle School. 1,059 more words

Libros Latin@s