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Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper is the story of ten-year-old Melody, who is affected by cerebral palsy as well as synesthesia. She has never spoken a single word, and can’t communicate except by pointing at words on her low-tech talking board. 260 more words

Book Reviews

The Edge by Roland Smith

 Sequel to Peak, once more we get to follow teenage super-climber Peak.  I really loved the first book, which was about his attempt to summit Everest; I learned a lot about mountain climbing.   451 more words


A Nearer Moon

By Melanie Crowder

This is a lovely story about magic, community and sisterly bonds.

When Luna and her sister, Willow, jump into their boat one morning, they have no idea that Willow is going to gulp some of the cursed swamp water and sink into a sickness that everyone in the community knows only ends in death. 155 more words


Middle Grade Mondays: Spotlight on Vanessa Barger, author of Super Freak

Welcome to this week’s Super Middle Grade Mondays
presented by Tantrum Books/Month9books!

Today, we get up close and personal with

Vanessa Barger

author of… 862 more words


Three Middle Grade Authors I Discovered in 2015

2015 has been a great year of a reading for me. While I’m almost at four hundred books on my Goodreads goal (with half of those being comics and graphic novels, let’s not kid ourselves), I’ve discovered a lot of great new reads, and some authors who I’m now working through their entire back catalogue. 339 more words

Christina Diaz Gonzalez's MOVING TARGET Stars a Latina Action-Adventure Heroine

The final Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay Part 2, raked in $75.8 million over the holiday weekend, landing in the number one spot for the second weekend. 615 more words

Latin@ Literature

The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud

The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud
Lockwood & Co. Book 3
Disney Hyperion, 2015

In Lockwood & Co.’s strong third outing, Stroud continues to develop the characters and the world in ever more rich fashion. 362 more words