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HowToons shows how makerspaces will save the world - A WhatchaReading Review!

Everyone’s talking about STEM these days – or STEAM, depending on which library or classroom you’re hanging out in. What’s STEM? It’s the new thing for education – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (with an “A” for Art, if you’re talking STEAM). 178 more words

Tween Reads

Audiobooks as Leisure Time: Part I

by Alison Potoma

So I was listening to NPR and…

Is there anybody else out there who finds themselves starting sentences this way? If you do, it is probable that you are a commuter. 827 more words


Seti's Charm starts off an exciting middle school adventure series!

Seti’s Charm: A Max Carter Adventure, by Chris Everheart (2014, Yellow Rocket Media) $12.99, ISBN: 9780985912581

Recommended for ages 9-12

Fourteen year-old Max Carter has lived with his grandfather since being orphaned at a young age. 258 more words

Tween Reads

Middle Grade Authors Love Teachers Giveaway #MGAuthorsLoveTeachers


It’s no secret to those of you who know me that IĀ just adore and respect teachers and librarians… 413 more words


Dear Hank Williams: A young girl copes with life through letters.

Dear Hank Williams, by Kimberly Willis Holt (April 2015, Henry Holt & Co.) $16.99, ISBN: 9780805080223

Recommended for ages 9-13

Tate Ellerbee is a sweet kid living in rural Louisiana in 1948. 375 more words

Tween Reads

The Joker's Dozen: A Batman Choose Your Own Adventure!

The Joker’s Dozen, by Laurie S. Sutton/illus. by Ethen BeaversĀ (2015, Capstone) $6.95, ISBN: 9781434297112

Recommended for ages 7-12

The Joker is back! This time, he’s turning the good people of Gotham City into giggling thieves! 183 more words

Middle Grade

Getting the goods

The delivery of my library’s book order is like Christmas all over again – only better. Because the box is always full of books! Glorious new books! 554 more words

Leslie Zampetti