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What is the Secret of Dreadwillow Carse?

The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse, by Brian Farrey (Apr. 2016, Algonquin Young Readers), $16.95, ISBN: 9781616205058

Recommended for ages 8-12

In a fantasy kingdom where all the subjects are deliriously happy, two girls bond over their mutual feelings of sorrow, helplessness, and ultimately, determination. 499 more words

Tween Reads

Go on an adventure with Stick Cat!

Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties, by Tom Watson (May 2016, HarperCollins), $12.99, ISBN: 9780062411006

Recommended for ages 8-12

A spin-off of the popular… 276 more words

Friendship

Q&A with Author Diana López about NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE

By Marianne Snow Campbell

Today we’re very pleased to host a dialogue with Diana López in honor of her newest middle grades novel, Nothing Up My Sleeve… 1,555 more words

Latin@ Literature

The Joy of Reading Alongside Your Child

Yesterday I read an article about kids starting to drop off reading around age 8 due to an increase in electronics use. It made me incredibly sad, in large part because my son recently turned 8 (or 2, depending on how you count those Leap Day birthdays :) ), and the world of reading has truly opened up to him in the past few months. 432 more words

Reading

Celebrate Earth Day By Reading Kid Lit Books As An Ecocritic

By Marianne Snow Campbell

Earth Day is here again!  It’s a time to honor the natural world that surrounds us, consider how we can take better care of the environment, and take action keep our planet healthy and beautiful. 1,288 more words

Latin@ Literature

Keira Gillett author visit!

Corona Library had a visitor this week: Zaria Fierce author Keira Gillett!

We had such a great time. Keira is awesome – personable, ready to jump in and talk, and great with the kids. 587 more words

Tween Reads

Spotlight On: Just Like Me, by Nancy Cavanaugh

I recently raved about how much I loved Just Like Me, by Nancy Cavanaugh. Now, enjoy this spotlight and excerpt from Just Like Me – and make sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win your own copy of the book! 1,447 more words

Tween Reads