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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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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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Middle Grade Monday – Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

October 27th, 2013 by melissa g
The other day, my son asked me, “Do you have any books that are happy, you know, like where the world isn’t ending?” Luckily, I had just finished reading Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, and I thought it might be just what he wanted. Why, you ask? Well, it’s funny, there’s plenty of action, the Read More...

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Twins in Children’s Books

October 17th, 2013 by melissa g
I just read The Two and Only Kelly Twins by Johanna Hurwitz, and it got me thinking that we really need a list of books that feature twins. So many of us have twins in our lives – my twin nieces just turned 3! And, if you don’t have twins in your own house, you’re Read More...

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7 Things I Love About “Counting By 7’s”

September 23rd, 2013 by melissa g
What do I love about Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan? I can think of 7 things, actually. Seems appropriate, right? 1. The cover: It’s simple, meaningful, and the red definitely stands out. Although, what is it about children’s fiction and fish on the cover? Remember Rules by Cynthia Lord and Out of My Read More...

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Hilary McKay Blog Tour

April 7th, 2013 by melissa g
We are so excited to be a stop on Hilary McKay’s blog tour! Hilary McKay is the author of a very special series about a kind and compassionate 7-year-old girl named Lulu, who also happens to be a BIG fan of animals. In book one, Lulu and the Duck in the Park, readers meet Lulu Read More...

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It’s that time again: Poetry Month!

April 6th, 2013 by melissa y.
Although poetry can be celebrated at any time of the year, April has been set aside to especially commemorate it, and here at Sweet on Books, we always LOVE poetry! Poems have so many uses in a child’s literacy development, beyond their pure enjoyment. They allow a reader to select how much or how little to read at one time, thus Read More...

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The Cybils are Coming! The Cybils are Coming!

February 13th, 2013 by melissa y.
The Cybils winners will be announced tomorrow!  The title of this post may be a little misleading.  The Cybils volunteers have been hard at work for most of the past year, a lot in the last six months, putting together their list of the best in children’s literature from 2012. The Cybils’ volunteers are a Read More...

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Meet Frankie Spider

January 30th, 2013 by melissa y.
We’ve reviewed something new at Sweet on Books:  an app!  And a great one at that.  If you are constantly looking for quality apps to download for your readers, look no further.  Frankie Spider is just that:  quality.  Now let’s hope a real, hardbound picture book is to follow.  We are Sweet on Books after Read More...

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