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The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman

By Janie | June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Four homeless children in India find their own “bridge home” in this engaging novel for middle grades.

*The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw (Retro Reads)

By Betsy | June 26, 2019 | 1 Comment

A middle grades novel packed with life in ancient Egypt and an orphan’s adventure among the tombs of the dead.

Quiet Family Dramas: Four Recent Middle-grade novels

By Janie | June 21, 2019 | 3 Comments

A roundup of recent middle-grade novels about family formation and dissolution. Stories, like people, begin at home, and no matter how fanciful or adventurous middle-grade …

What Makes a “Strong Girl Character”? Thoughts and a Podcast

By Janie | June 20, 2019 | 6 Comments

Does rejecting gender stereotypes mean there are no distinctions between strong girls and strong boys?

Wile E Coyote, Physical Science Genius

By Megan | June 19, 2019 | 2 Comments

Find out why that poor coyote never actually catches the speedy roadrunner in these clever science books for young physicists. Wile E. Coyote, physical science …

Back Porch Book Chat: Virginia Lee Rogers

By Betsy | June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Back Porch Book Chat is a casual conversation about books on our virtual back porch. Join us!

Family Vacation Book List: Fun for the Whole Family

By Betsy | June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Going on vacation this summer? What about daily trips to the pool and back? Perhaps you have some summer evenings on the porch planned. Sounds …

Summer Books for Refugees

By Hayley | June 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

This month, Redeemed Reader will be donating every part of the commission we earn as Amazon affiliates to the Summer Feed and Read Program that works …

*The Church Mice Series by Graham Oakley

By Janie | June 14, 2019 | 1 Comment

The Church Mice series recaptures a very British way of life through a band of adventurous mice and their loyal protector cat. The Church Mice …

The Survival Guide to Money Smarts by Eric Braun

By Janie | June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Practical worksheets and relevant concerns make this “Survival Guide” a useful money primer for middle graders.