The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award 2017
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The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award 2017

I don’t typically participate in bookish tournaments, but this month I’m trying to read as many books that made the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award 2017 list. Twenty books are nominated by students, teachers and librarians each year in Illinois. The books must be published within five years, for grades 4-8, have literary merit, … Continue reading

Children’s Corner: Two Middle Grade Reads That Are Suitable For Any Age!
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Children’s Corner: Two Middle Grade Reads That Are Suitable For Any Age!

It’s time for some middle grade recommendations. I LOVED these two novels for different reasons and I am sure you/your child/student/classroom will as well. “Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. … Continue reading

Some Middle School Books To Put On Your Radar for 2015
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Some Middle School Books To Put On Your Radar for 2015

Since I did a post highlighting a few adult books for 2015  yesterday, I decided to add one today for the middle grade. Brown Girl Dreaming reawakened my love for children’s lit. Not picture books or early chapter books but books for the middle grade readers. (Upper elementary readers also included depending on their reading level). As … Continue reading