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The Friendship War by Andrew Clements

By Janie | September 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Friendship War puts a unique spin on a timeless theme for middle-grade fiction.

World Atlas: Essential Student Reference

By Betsy | September 12, 2019 | 2 Comments

A world atlas is a great resource for students; we recommend a few in this post!

Explorer Academy: Code-Breaking Activity Adventure

By Betsy | September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Learn to break codes like a professional sleuth in Explorer Academy: Code-Breaking Activity Adventure for middle grades.

Stay by Bobbie Pyron

By Janie | September 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Stay, a heart-tugging dog story. also introduces young readers (in a limited way) to the plight of the homeless.

*The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue by Karina Yan Glaser

By Betsy | September 9, 2019 | 2 Comments

The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue continues the Vanderbeeker fun as the kids try to rescue their mom’s cookie baking business.

Cookbooks for Kids and Teens: A Book List

By Betsy | September 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

A short list of cookbooks for kids and teens that will take your preschooler through to “kitchen graduation” as a teen.

Laid-Back Language Arts

By Betsy | September 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Laid Back Language Arts: learning to enjoy writing and communicating well without drudgery.

Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis

By Janie | September 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

An alternate version of English history drives Queen of the Sea, a lively graphic novel of political intrigue and warm personal relationships.

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin Craig

By Hayley | September 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

A dark YA fairytale retelling of the twelve dancing princesses. In a haunting, gothic setting, a family mourns as yet another daughter is interred to the sea. This time, Annaleigh is convinced there is something amiss with her sister’s death.

Last in the Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre

By Janie | September 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

In this light-hearted middle-grade novel, a southern “Rebel” digs into her heritage with surprising and enlightening results.