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Welcome to my Tweendom · 3M ago

All Things Must End

I have wrestled with this for a while, but it is time for Tweendom to slowly sink into the sunset.  It has been a wonderful 10 years (TEN YEARS!), and I've really enjoyed blogging and gettin...
Welcome to my Tweendom · 4M ago

Raymie Nightingale, by Kate DiCamillo

I was a kid running wild and free in the 1970s, and I find myself intrigued with the fiction written these days that takes place during that time period. It's a convenient time period, for s...
Welcome to my Tweendom · 5M ago

Furthermore, by Tahereh Mafi

To be honest, I was first drawn to this book because of the gorgeous cover. Who wouldn't fall for the jeweled toned rich hues suggesting autumn evenings wrapped up in cashmere? Then I notice...
Welcome to my Tweendom · 6M ago

The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart, by Lauren DeStefano

If there is one request I get from students the most it is, "Stacy! I want a scary book!" This is always tricky business, because invariably this question is not coming from an 8th grader. I...
Welcome to my Tweendom · 7M ago

Mother-Daughter Book Camp, by Heather Vogel Frederick

The girls are back! It's their last summer together before heading off to their various colleges and Jess (and her mom) have convinced the girls that a summer being counselors at Camp Lovejo...
Welcome to my Tweendom · 7M ago

The Seventh Wish, by Kate Messner

I always look forward to books by Kate Messner. Why? Because I know they will be solid, kid centered and bring something to the table. I had read online that she had recently been disinvited...
Welcome to my Tweendom · 8M ago

Favorites

Each year, as school comes to a close, I like to run some statistics to see how our collection is being used.  I run reports for the top 50 check outs of the school year, and then the top 10...
Welcome to my Tweendom · 9M ago

I am Jazz -- A Community Read Aloud

1st graders explore the cover beforereading. Photo by S. ChapmanLast Thursday, my entire school took part in a school wide reading of I Am Jazz, a picture book about Jazz Jennings.  Students...
Welcome to my Tweendom · 11M ago

Wonder Woman at Super Hero High, by Lisa Yee

This super cutie book showed up in the post the other day, and I promptly snagged it to take it home. I constantly on the look-out for all things super hero, and when there is a girl power t...
Welcome to my Tweendom · 10M ago

The Nest, by Kenneth Oppel

Steve is the kind of kid who worries. He has few friends, but he does have rituals...like washing his hands, reciting his bedtime lists and cocooning himself in his blankets just so before f...