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A Throwback: Choose Your Own Adventure Books

This is a serious throwback post. I’m taking us back. All the way back to elementary school (at least for me…I’m dating myself here).

The greatest series of our elementary days. 187 more words

Books On Monday

MMGM: THE TIME OF THE FIREFLIES by Kimberley Griffiths Little

I’ve been blindly pulling books out of my stash from the Scholastic Warehouse Sale (no peeking to see what’s next!), so I was especially delighted when I came out with Kimberley Griffiths Little’s THE TIME OF THE FIREFLIES. 652 more words


Libros Latin@s: Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

By Cindy L. Rodriguez

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown feels like a fish out of water when she and her parents move from Los Angeles to the farm they’ve inherited from a great-uncle. 817 more words

Libros Latin@s

Discover an Author: Kate DiCamillo

This month, I thought I’d highlight another middle grade and as I found out during research picture book author.

That gorgeous namesake is courtesy of her… 219 more words

Books On Monday

My diverse reading from March

I’m a little bit late on this one! In March, I read 31 books. Of those, 12 count toward my We Need Diverse Books resolution. That’s about 39% — a drop from… 231 more words

Diverse Children's Books

Review: Anyone But Ivy Pocket

By Amy Davies (@amy_davies)

This middle grade mystery follows the adventures of Ivy Pocket, the world’s most ridiculously entertaining maid. Anyone But Ivy Pocket… 323 more words

Book Reviews

To This Day: A Graphic Novel's Call to Anti-Bullying Action

To This Day: For the Bullied and Beautiful, by Shane Koyczan (2014, Annick Press) $19.95, ISBN: 978-1554516391

Recommended for ages 10-18

What began as a spoken word poem turned into a viral video, and has culminated in this gorgeous, touching graphic novel about the lasting damage caused by bullying. 256 more words

Tween Reads