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Top Ten Tuesday: Frequently Used Words To Describe Middle Grade Titles

24 Apr

This is a little something different, rather than rattling off a list of books, I spent some time really thinking about the words used in middle grade fiction and here are ten that are (I believe) fairly commmon:

  1. Family
  2. Friends
  3. Overcome
  4. Invisible
  5. School
  6. Diverse
  7. Coming-of-Age
  8. Hope
  9. Belonging
  10. Identity

Middle grade fiction is about figuring out where a character fits in their world – within in family, friends, and school. Realistic fiction titles often involve overcoming odds, hope for the future and belonging. With diverse characters and coming-of-age stories, middle grade fiction is full of finding your identity and learning where you fit in the world.


TTT-Big2Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books for My Brother

17 Apr

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This week is a FREEBIE week for Top Ten Tuesday, so with my brother’s birthday today, I decided to create a top ten list just for him. Growing up, my brother wasn’t much of a book reader, but he loved sports statistics and could rattle off stats for pretty much any baseball player for years. As he’s gotten older, he’s found some books that he loves and loves to read to his kids (my adorable nephew and niece)! So with the little time he has for himself, this is a list of books that I think he’d enjoy. Happy Birthday!

  1. Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
  2. The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Theresa Totten
  3. Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town by Warren St. John
  4. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  5. Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia–and Even Iraq–Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World’s Most Popular Sport by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski
  6. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
  7. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  8. Now Is the Time for Running by Michael Williams
  9. The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins
  10. If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For by Jamie Tworkowski

TTT-Big2Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved But Will Never Re-read

10 Apr

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I used to re-read books all the time when I was little, finding comfort in the stories that I knew from cover to cover. Now, working in the library and on this blog, I rarely feel as though I have the time to re-read books at all (which is why I hate series). Series, that aren’t completely finished and published drive me crazy – I’ll read the first book, then have to wait for the second and when it finally comes out, I’ve already forgotten the first and have to re-read it again! AAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!! Anyway, back to the point, I loved all of these young adult titles, but won’t be re-reading them any time soon.

  1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  2. Be True to Me by Adele Griffin
  3. The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  4. A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
  5. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  6. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
  7. I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
  8. The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer
  9. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  10.  How To Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo


TTT-Big2Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Characters in MG Fantasy Books (not my favorite genre)

3 Apr

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  1.  The Dad in Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

  2. Meggie in Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  3. Roz in The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  4. Seraphina in Seraphina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
  5. Fyrian in The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  6. Chantel in Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood
  7. Ophelia in Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
  8. Corinne in The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
  9. Aon in The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey
  10. Brine Seaborne in The Voyage to Magical North by Claire Fayers

TTT-Big2Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Take Place In Another Country

27 Mar

another country

  1. Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar

  2. Auma’s Long Run by Eucabeth A. Odhiambo

  3. The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
  4. Caminar by Skila Brown
  5. Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai
  6. The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste

  7. The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau

  8. A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park

  9. The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Shane W. Evans

  10. Serafina’s Promise by Ann E. Burg


TTT-Big2Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.

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