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Randomly Reading · 15h ago

Ban This Book, a Novel by Alan Gratz

If fourth-grader Amy Anne Ollinger were to be asked by Goodreads to name her absolute favorite book, it would definitely be From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Not that she...
Randomly Reading · 6d ago

Saints and MIsfits, a novel written by S. K. Ali

For Janna Yusuf, 15, life just got a little more complicated. Janna is a hijab wearing Muslim whose parents, a Egyptian Muslim mom and secular Indian dad, are divorced; her older brother Muh...
Randomly Reading · 1W ago

A Randomly Reading Roundup: Back to School

Even though the kids have been back to school for a while, it's not too late for some back to school reading. Here are some of my favorites that we have enjoyed both before and after school ...
Randomly Reading · 2W ago

Zinnia and the Bees by Danielle Davis

The last day of seventh grade couldn’t be worse for Zinnia Flossdrop. First, she must spend the day sitting in the principal's office for yarn-bombing the school mascot. At home, she discove...
Randomly Reading · 3W ago

Blog Tour: Duck and Hippo Lost and Found by Jonathan London, Illustrated by Andrew Joyner

Duck and Hippo Lost and Foundby Jonathan London, illustrated by Andres JoynerTwo Lions, 2017, 32 pagesIt’s the end of summer and friends Duck and Hippo decide to have one last picnic at thei...
Randomly Reading · 3W ago

The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish

Ethan Truitt, 12, and his best friend Kacey Reid used to have all kinds of adventures together, until one night Ethan dares Kacey to do something and, though it ends in a tragic accident, Et...
Randomly Reading · 3W ago

Two Back-to-School Essentials

When my Kiddo was in middle school, she kept forgetting assignments because she didn’t write them down. When I found out, I didn’t waste any time in getting her a daily planner to keep track...
Randomly Reading · 1M ago

Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan, translated by Helen Wang

Bronze and Sunflower is set in communist China during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). The goal of the cultural Revolution was to eliminate traditional Chinese life and thought,...
Randomly Reading · 1M ago

Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd by Mary Losure

When most of us think of Isaac Newton, we think about an apple falling on his head and his formulating his law of gravity and his three laws of motion. But there is much more to his life and...
Randomly Reading · 1M ago

Blog Tour: The Real Us by Tommy Greenwald

Eight-grader Calista Getz has always been the prettiest and most popular girl in school. And she’s also a pretty nice person, even if she has somehow ended up being friends with stuck up, su...