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Book: The Winter of the Robots Author: Kurtis Scaletta Pages: 272 Age Range: 10 and up The Winter of the Robots by Kurtis Scaletta is a fun, science-themed mystery, perfect for middle schoolers. First-person narrator Jim lives in a slightly...      ...
Today I will be sending out a new issue of the Growing Bookworms email newsletter. (If you would like to subscribe, you can find a sign-up form here.) The Growing Bookworms newsletter contains content from my blog focused on children's...       ...
February 14th is already known through children's and YA book blogging land as the day that the Cybils winners are announced. (There's some other holiday that day, too, I think, but we're book people here. Right?) February 14th is also...       ...
Book: Reality Boy Author: A. S. King Pages: 368 Age Range: 14 and up Reality Boy is A. S. King's latest young adult novel. It's told from the first-person viewpoint of (almost) 17-year-old Gerald, known far and wide as "the...      ...
Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. It was a bit of a light week overall, but, happily, there are a number of excellent articles dedicated to growing bookworms. Book Lists and Awards...        Rel...
Back in November, Sarah Stevenson and I presented at KidLitCon on Book Blogger Burnout. We came up with some suggestions for fighting burnout, and Sarah turned those into a nice little handout for the session. But we thought that this...        ...
Book: Prairie Evers Author: Ellen Airgood Pages: 228 Age Range: 8-12 Prairie Evers by Ellen Airgood is a middle grade novel about a year in the life of a ten year old girl who is adjusting to her family's move...      ...
It's not exactly original, but WordGirl's Word of the Month for January is certainly fitting. RESOLUTION: A promise we make with ourselves. I'm not all that big on resolutions, per se. But I have set three goals for myself (and...        Related...
Book: The Living Author: Matt De La Peña Pages: 320 Age Range: 12 and up The Living by Matt De La Peña has it all. It's a high stakes survival drama, with a mysterious conspiracy, containing the seeds of a...      ...
My daughter received quite a number of books for Christmas. I must confess to having purchased quite a few of them myself. Here is the full stack: And here they are listed, with comments (and links): Jules Feiffer: Bark, George....        Relate...