Category Archives: Lists

5 Stories of Adventure & Change

Here’s a mix of books from the past couple of years, all sharing an element of change and adventure. Continue reading

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2021 in Review – the Books

Here are 37 favorite books from my 2021 reading, from middle grade through adult, but all pretty heavy on the fantasy. Continue reading

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2021 Cybils Finalists and Ones that Got Away

Here’s my annual post about the 2021 Cybils finalists and the ones I wish could have made the already excellent list. Continue reading

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10 Fantasy Books under 250 Pages

Here’s a book list for kids who want fantasy, but aren’t up for a tome. Continue reading

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10 Summer Fantasy Books for Middle Grade Readers

Whether you’re looking to revel in summer or escape winter, here are 10 fantasy books for kids to soak in the summer sun. Continue reading

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Asian-American Graphic Novels 2020-2021

Here are all the Asian-American graphic novels published in the last two years I could find. Continue reading

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2020 in Review – the Books

Here is a look back at my favorite books of 2020 – mostly new, along with a few rereads. Continue reading

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Shifting Friendships: a Middle School Book List

When my teen librarian, Ms. D, and I started talking about a realistic fiction list for middle school, the way that formerly close friendships often start shifting in middle school came up as a particularly relevant topic. I’d been working … Continue reading

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2020 Cybils Finalists and Ones that Got Away

Here is the list of official Cybils finalists in my category, Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction – as well as a list of personal favorites that didn’t make it to this round. Continue reading

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8 Winter Fantasy Books for Middle Grade Readers

Here are a selection of Christmas, Yule, and general winter-themed books for 4th through 8th grade readers. Continue reading

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