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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Spooky New Stories for Halloween!

October 25th, 2013 by melissa y.
It’s that spooky, scary time of year again.  We have put together a little sampling of the newest, spine-tingling stories for all ages.  From picture books to middle grade, with a book of jokes thrown in, there’s something for everyone.  Happy Halloween Reading!   The Ghost in the House by Ammi-Joan Paquette This adorable ghost Read More...

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Throwback Thursday: The Westing Game

October 24th, 2013 by melissa g
This week, we’re heading back to 1979 when The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin won the Newbery Medal. The Westing Game is a perfect choice for Throwback Thursday because it’s just as good a read today as it was 30+ years ago! Who can resist a story about a dead millionaire who brings 16 people Read More...

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Wordless Wednesday

October 23rd, 2013 by melissa y.
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Middle Grade Monday

October 21st, 2013 by melissa y.
Our children are literally growing right before our eyes.  Some mornings I swear my son is noticeably taller when he wakes up.  While our children’s bodies are growing by leaps and bounds, so are their minds, and it can be pretty tricky to keep up. Just when you’ve explored all there is to know about learn-to-read 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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Why Children’s Books Make Great Gifts

October 15th, 2013 by melissa g
It’s almost that time of year again…Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas…whatever the occasion, we’ve got the perfect gift for you.  Books! Yes, that’s right, Children’s Books!  They’re the ideal gift for any time of year, but they can come in especially handy during the holiday season. Whether it’s for your own child, a friend’s, or even Read More...

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Cybils Nominations are Now Open

October 6th, 2013 by melissa g
Nominations for the 8th annual Cybils Awards are open to the public from October 1st until October 15th. Make your voice heard and nominate one of your favorite children’s or YA books, but remember that you can only submit one book per genre. Oh, and it has to be a book released between Oct. 16, 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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The Cybils 2013 – Judges Announced!

September 18th, 2013 by melissa g
We’re thrilled to share some exciting news with you… The judges for the Cybils have been announced, and we made the short list. Yes, this year Melissa G. will be a 2nd round judge of the Middle Grade Fiction category. Melissa Y. judged the Easy Reader category a few years back, and she said it Read More...

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