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Manhunt by Kate Messner

September 29th, 2014 by melissa g
There’s a new review posted on Sweet on Books today. MANHUNT by Kate Messner It’s an exciting mystery filled with adventure. It’s perfect for middle school boys and girls. And, most of the story takes place in Paris, giving readers a great overview of that beautiful city. Check out sweetonbooks.com for our full review of Read More...

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Math is Cool – Use it Daily

April 28th, 2014 by melissa g
Bedtime Math by Laura Overdeck is a great resource – and lots of fun too! Laura’s mission is “to make math a fun part of kids’ everyday lives” and she absolutely achieves this goal. Not only are her stories amusing and her math problems entertaining, but she also provides just the right amount of humor Read More...

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Middle Grade Fiction – Cybils Awards

February 19th, 2014 by melissa g
And the winner is…Ultra by David Carroll. After months of waiting, the winners of the 2013 Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards (CYBILS) have been announced, and Ultra tops the list in the Middle Grade Fiction category. As the award dictates, it’s a great combination of literary merit & kid appeal. Also nominated in Read More...

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The Dirt Diary by Anna Staniszewski

December 9th, 2013 by melissa y.
Watch out for this new middle grade novel, The Dirt Diary, coming out in January, 2014.  Fans of The Mother Daughter Book Club series and How to Rock Braces and Glasses – take notice! Rachel, the protagonist of The Dirt Diary, is an insecure eighth grader whose parents are divorcing.  When her Dad up and Read More...

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Children’s Book List: Nelson Mandela

December 6th, 2013 by melissa y.
   “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.”   (Interview for Mandela, 1994) A shining light of freedom dimmed yesterday with the passing of the great Nelson Mandela.  This man defies description, he is larger than life, and any attempt Read More...

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Sweet Weekend Thoughts and Links

November 22nd, 2013 by melissa y.
Children’s literature lost two greats this week.  Charlotte Zolotow, children’s book editor, publisher and author, died at the age of 97.  Take a look at this touching tribute by Jennifer M. Brown of Shelf Awareness. Barbara Park, creator and author of the Junie B. Jones series, has also died.  She was 66.  Her obituary states she succumbed Read More...

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Sweet Weekend Thoughts and Links

November 15th, 2013 by melissa y.
Will you take some time to read this weekend?  Will your kids read this weekend?  What will you all read? I am going to read the new Sharon Creech,The Boy on the Porch.  Melissa G. is reading Jack Strong Takes a Stand by Tommy Greenwald.  We will let you know what we think of them next Read More...

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Why Children’s Books Matter

November 14th, 2013 by melissa y.
Back in July, we told you about an exhibit at the NY Public Library called, The ABC of It:  Why Children’s Books Matter.  This past Tuesday, Melissa and I finally went and saw it.  We were blown away.  This FREE exhibit was so wonderful and so well-thought out, we were really sorry we waited so Read More...

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Sweet Weekend Links

November 1st, 2013 by melissa y.
We are sending you off for the weekend with some sweet links from around the web to fire up your little reader. Did you know the NEW Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8 comes out on Tuesday?  Get your reader excited by going to the Wimpy Kid website for some fun! Did you Read More...

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The Giver by Lois Lowry – A Movie?

October 31st, 2013 by melissa g
The recent news that The Giver by Lois Lowry will be made into a movie has gotten me thinking. The Giver is an amazing book – it even won the Newbery Medal back in 1994 – but how will it be as a movie? Will the fact that it’s one of the most challenged books Read More...

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