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Book Riot’s Gift Giving Guide: Middle Grade Titles

14 Dec

br_logo_circle_vector1I love the format of this list! It takes common classic middle grade titles and offers a number of options that haven been published this year that are similar! It’s a well thought out, diverse list of titles, many of which I’ve already read, but some are new to me (which is always exciting!) If you’re looking for some really great suggestions for middle grade titles, check out this extensive list of titles that I can’t wait to comb through and add some new titles to my TBR list. It doesn’t hurt that the author of this list, Karina Glaser, is also the author of The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, published this year and an adorable story of family during the holiday season!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 12/4/17

4 Dec

Have you ever read a book that’s really good, it just takes you a while to get through? That’s how I felt this week with the title Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson – it was really well done, it just seemed to take me a while to read. I also read When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon which was a lot of fun and a quick read. Otherwise, I’ve still got a few titles from the past few weeks that I need to get to this week:

  • See You In the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone

 

And I also grabbed Far From the Tree by Robin Benway. After some titles that share some really deep truths about our history and the world we live in today, I’m going to have to take a break from some of these books with heavier topics for the holidays and just read some happy-go-lucky stories where everything turns out in the end! What are you reading lately?


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Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR

Top Ten Tuesday: Winter TBR List

28 Nov

Besides the Best of 2017 lists and the ALA Youth Media Awards on February 12th, I’ve included ten new middle grade titles that I’m excited about! Check ’em out!

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  1. Flower Moon by Gina Linko (January 2, 2018)
  2. The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor (January 23, 2018)
  3. Checked by Cynthia Kadohata (February 6, 2018)
  4. Playing Atari with Sadam Hussein: Based on a True Story by Jennifer Roy and Ali Fadhil (February 6, 2018)
  5. The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd (February 6, 2018)
  6. Granted by John David Anderson (February 13, 2018)
  7. The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta (February 27, 2018)
  8. Good Dog by Dan Gemeinhart (March 27, 2018)
  9. Out of the Wild Night by Blue Balliett (March 27, 2018)
  10. The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson (March 27, 2018)

What are you looking forward to reading this winter?


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 11/27/17

27 Nov

As expected, I didn’t get as much reading done as I expected to this week, as I was spending much of my week with family for Thanksgiving. I was able to finish The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar which are both set in the 1940s, but in two very different worlds. As I knew very little about either (life in England during World War II and life in India under British rule), I enjoyed both very much!

I’m hoping over the course of the next week, I clear off my TBR list of library books and read the following:

  • See You In the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  • Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson

What are you reading lately?


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Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For

21 Nov

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This list could go on forever, so I tried to force myself to keep to titles that I’m thankful for that were published this year in middle grade fiction. I still had a lot more titles that I would love to highlight, but here’s what I came up with for my list:

  1. The First Rule of Punk by Celia P. Pérez
  2. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
  3. The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea
  4. The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner
  5. Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry
  6. The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
  7. Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
  8. Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  9. Refugee by Alan Gratz
  10. Auma’s Long Run by Eucabeth Odhiambo

What books are you thankful for this year?


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

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