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Randomly Reading · 1d ago

2016 Cybils MG Finalist: Slacker by Gordon Korman

Cameron Boxer, 13, has worked hard to perfect his lifestyle - exerting as little energy and effort as possible on anything this isn't related to gaming and exerting maximum energy and effort...
Randomly Reading · 2d ago

Cybils Middle Grade Fiction Winner: Ghost (Book #1 of Track) by Jason Reynolds

Eight-grader Castle Cranshaw has called himself Ghost ever since the night three years ago that his father tried to shoot him and his mom. Hiding in the corner of his favorite store, the own...
Randomly Reading · 6d ago

The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel Book 1) by Grace Lin

The Lunar New Year lasts for 15 days, and technically, it ended on February 11th this year, with the first full moon and the traditional Lantern Festival. We were still reading and enjoying ...
Randomly Reading · 1W ago

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord

I originally posted this on my other blog, The Children's War, but I thought I would share it here as well. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson is just such a classic story, perfect ...
Randomly Reading · 1W ago

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Spy on History - Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring by Enigma Alberti, illustrated by Tony Cliff

Welcome to my stop on the Spy on History Blog Tour. Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring is the first book in the new series Spy on History that combines an exciting story with interactive...
Randomly Reading · 2W ago

PoPo's Lucky Chinese New Year by Virginia Loh-Hagan, illustrated by Renné Benoit

It's almost Chinese New Year, and PoPo has come all the way from China to celebrate with her Chinese American granddaughter. And as her granddaughter learns, there is a lot to do to get read...
Randomly Reading · 2W ago

2017 Bank Street Children's Book Committee Awards are here!

I seem to have lots of news from Bank Street this week. First, it was to announce the finalists for the 2017 Cook Prize and to let teacher, librarians and school administrators know how to r...
Randomly Reading · 2W ago

Yes, Kids Can! Vote for the 2017 Cook Prize...

and the best part is that all 3rd or 4th grade classes anywhere in the world are eligible voters. Teachers, librarians or school administrators simple have to register their classes to vote....
Randomly Reading · 2W ago

Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes

Garvey's dad always wanted his son to be a jock, someone he could shoot baskets with and bond with over sports talk. But middle grader Garvey would much rather settle in with a good sci-fi n...
Randomly Reading · 3W ago

Make Way for Ducklings written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey

Mr. and Mrs. Mallard have decided to start a family and are flying around, looking for just the right place in which to raise their ducklings. The woods just might be full of foxes and turtl...