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Hi there, MMGM readers! I know it’s been forever since I did a middle grade review. It should be no surprise that a James Riley book would bring me back into the fold, considering how much I love the… 502 more words


Pilfer Academy: A School So Bad, It's Criminal

Pilfer Academy, by Lauren Magaziner (Feb. 2016, Dial Books), $16.99, ISBN: 978-0803739192

Recommended for ages 9-12

Out of the 6 kids in his family, George is the naughty one. 481 more words

Tween Reads

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim (The Story of Owen Book 1) by E.K. Johnston

I was looking for a dark read. This was not it. The Story of Owen is actually very fun and light, not at all what I imagined. 244 more words


Libros Latin@s: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Reviewed by Lila Quintero Weaver

Roller Girl is a recipient of a 2016 Newbery Honor!

FROM THE NEWBERY MEDAL HOME PAGE: Astrid falls in love with roller derby and learns how to be tougher, stronger and fearless. 1,332 more words

Latin@ Literature

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I’m always trying to get kids to read. It’s a librarian, it’s what I do. I’m also constantly on the lookout for fun ways to get them creating and learning about science – yes, I’m one of those STEM/STEAM wannabe librarians. 386 more words

Tween Reads

Margarita Engle: Books in Spanish Enhance Latino Family Literacy

By Margarita Engle

A few months ago, I received a set of wonderful letters from a grandmother and her 10-year-old granddaughter. They were reading Enchanted Air… 670 more words

Latin@ Literature

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Rock and roll! (Whoops. Time to stop channeling Joan Jett and put down my highlighter microphone.)

I love lots of things. Including rock and roll. You probably already know I love reading and writing and libraries and books and… 166 more words

Musings On Writing