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Food, Friendship, and Immigration – Measuring Up and A Place at the Table

Here are two and a half reviews of books for middle grade readers that combine cooking (or eating together) with making friends and the immigrant experience. What could be yummier? Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte and Ann Xu. Harper Alley, … Continue reading

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The House That Wasn’t There BLOG TOUR

Please join me on the blog tour for the brand-new book the House That Wasn’t There by Elana K. Arnold, a tale of hidden magic and growing friendships. Continue reading

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Four Favorite Graphic Novels: Twins, Class Act, Go with the Flow, and Katie the Catsitter

Here are four of the graphic novels my daughter has been reading and rereading lately. 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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Magic, Friendship and Community: Muse Squad, Weird Little Robots, If We Were Giants

Every September before Cybils nominations open, I look around for eligible books that I can read in the meantime.  Here are three that I enjoyed that were not nominated, though there are still a few days for their publishers or … Continue reading

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My Two Blankets

My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald & Freya Blackwood. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. Our young narrator loved her life at home in Africa, until war came and they had to leave.  Now she lives in a place where everything is … Continue reading

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