Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Middle Grade

Kids’ Corner: Mini Middle Grade Book Reviews (June 2017)

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Books included in this post: Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan, The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall, Every Single Second by Tricia Springstubb, Pillage by Obert Skye & Pax by Sara Pennypacker.

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Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Middle Grade

Kids’ Corner: Diverse Middle Grade Books in Review (Feb 2017) #DiverseKidLit

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Hello bookworms!

As some of you may remember, I made it one of my 2017 goals to read & promote more diverse children’s books.  Today I bring you mini-reviews for a few diverse middle grade books.

*Books included in this post: Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai, Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper, & When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin

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Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, LGBTQIA+, Middle Grade

Kids’ Corner: Why You Should Read George by Alex Gino with Your Kids

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For my review for George by Alex Gino, I decided I was going to do something a little different.  I am going to share with you all why I think you should read this book with your kids… I would like to point out that I said to read this book WITH your kids and not simply letting your kids read it themselves….

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Young Adult

Book Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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When my book club was throwing around book ideas for our October book of the month, A Monster Calls immediately came to mind.  I wanted something “Halloween-ish but not scary” and on the shorter side because October tends to be a busy month for most people.   A Monster Calls was definitely outside of most of the groups comfort zones, but it ended up being a big hit.

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Kids' Corner, Middle Grade

Kids’ Corner: Book Review of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis

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Does anyone have a time machine laying around?  If so, I would like to borrow it to travel back into time and make my 11 year old self read this book.

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