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MY CYBILS PICKS FOR MIDDLE GRADE FICTION

The nomination period for this year’s CYBILS Awards opens on October 1st and closes October 15th. Anyone can nominate their favorites in more than ten categories from picture books to Young Adult (one nomination per category).  After you nominate it’s … Continue reading

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MY CYBILS PICKS FOR MIDDLE GRADE SPECULATIVE FICTION

The nomination period for this year’s CYBILS Awards opens on October 1st and closes October 15th. Anyone can nominate their favorites in more than ten categories from picture books to Young Adult (One nomination per category).  After you nominate its … Continue reading

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CYBILS Time is Almost Here!

The nomination period for this year’s CYBILS Awards opens on October 1st and closes October 15th. Anyone can nominate their favorites in more than ten categories from picture books to Young Adult (One nomination per category).  After you nominate, sit … Continue reading

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WHAT TO READ?

I’m catching up with my stack of to be read books, which has me adding more. It’s a never ending stream of great middle grade books coming out this year. Many launch dates have already occurred, but many more are … Continue reading

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Five More for the Future

Earlier this year I added five anticipated MG novels to my sky high future read list. In just four months I’ve reduced that list to One for the Future as I zipped through the first four close to their release … Continue reading

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An Irish Aside

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I couldn’t resist putting on my green socks, sipping green tea, and revisiting my favorite upper MG book set in Ireland – CELTIC RUN by Sean Vogel (2012). Here’s the book jacket blurb: While in Ireland … Continue reading

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Did you hear the one about the…

I’ve received several emails this school year along the lines of… “My son is 12 and will only read funny books. He doesn’t want drama, deaths, or sad tales of homelessness… just pure laugh out loud funny. He’s not into … Continue reading

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