Add Your Blog | | Signup
From the mixed-up files of · 1d ago

Winner of THE ART OF THE SWAP Classroom Set

We are pleased to announce the winner of a classroom set of THE ART OF THE SWAP by Kristine Asselin and Jen Malone is: Anne O’Brien Carelli Congratulations, Anne! The authors will reach out ...
From the mixed-up files of · 1d ago

Books and Buttercream

I’m a fan of stretching out celebrations as long as possible. Give me a birthday present or slice of cake a day, a week, even a month late, and I’ll be as happy as if I received it on time. ...
From the mixed-up files of · 4d ago

Keeping Track with Personal Reading Records

I recently caught up with two former students to talk about – of course – reading! One is at a new school, and I still see the other around campus and in the library, though I’m not regularl...
From the mixed-up files of · 4d ago

STEM Tuesday Wild and Wacky Science — In the Classroom

This month’s STEM Tuesday Theme: Wild and Wacky Science has the potential to lead readers in all directions! What a fun Book List the STEM Tuesday Team found for us this month. Here are a fe...
From the mixed-up files of · 5d ago

Winner of Unicorn Quest Giveaway

Our lucky winner is Joan Swanson! Thanks so much to all who entered, and congratulations, Kamilla Benko, on this wonderful new series.  
From the mixed-up files of · 5d ago

The Art of the Swap Interview and Giveaway

Freaky Friday meets Downton Abbey in this middle grade mystery that features a modern day twelve-year-old switching bodies with a Gilded Age heiress in order to solve a famous art heist. We ...
From the mixed-up files of · 1W ago

Who Really Wrote Your Favorite Series?

Many books for middle-grade readers are part of a series. Often one author writes all the books in series. Other times, several authors share a series. Some of these series name the actual a...
From the mixed-up files of · 1W ago

iNK: A Great Resource for Nonfiction in Your Curriculum

I grew up in the generation where many nonfiction books were dry and text-heavy. The content was to-the-point, and there were few photographs or illustrations. The purpose of even checking o...
From the mixed-up files of · 1W ago

STEM Tuesday Wild and Wacky Science — Books List

This month’s theme of Wild and Wacky Science! is pretty broad, so we’ve included a wide variety of books that include humor, gross facts, bones, poop, unusual explorations, and some far-out ...
From the mixed-up files of · 1W ago

A Black History Month Book List

February is Black History Month, so I thought it would be a great time to share some of my favorite middle-grade books written by black authors. Nominated for the 2017 National Book Award, C...