My oldest daughter is lucky in that she has the best Middle School librarian who really cares about finding books that make kids excited to read. He posted this list on our school eNewsletter which is how I found it. I think that by Middle School, students pretty have a good sense of the types of chapter books that they like to read so his list, by genre, is particularly helpful. His list includes: Adventure/Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Humorous, Historical Fiction, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Horror/Supernatural, Science Fiction, Biographies/Non-Fiction, and Poetry. There is something for any tween or teen on his list! Read more…
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Picking 2011 Newbery and Caldecott Winners
I think Fuse #8 Production is one of the best children’s lit blogs around. Her predictions for Caldecott and Newbery Winners is usually dead on and I use her list to buy Christmas and birthday books for my kids because the timing of the actual awards comes in early January which is not perfect timing for the holiday season gift buying. Last year based on her list, I bought my oldest a stack of chapter books from her list, and my youngest, a stack of picture books. These are the chapter books my (at the time) 5th grade daughter LOVED: Read more…
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The Lost Bicycle by Cory Hills
When Mother Earth's son loses the first bicycle ever made, he embarks on a journey that leads him deep into the forest. Cory Hills, an award-winning percussionist storyteller, takes us through many twists and turns with a surprise ending! To learn more, please click image.
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Multicultural Children’s Book Day Jan 27th
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