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10 Best Books of 2018 for Middle Grade Readers

Posted 7 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with adventure, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, bullying, Coming of Age, family, fantasy, friendship, graphic novels, Grief - Fiction, juvenile fiction, magic, middle grades, mystery, Paranormal Fiction, quests, redemption, schools, social issues, suspense and Young Adult Fiction

We have sifted through some excellent offerings and are pleased to present the best books of 2018 for middle grade readers.

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Best Young Adult Books of 2018

Posted 8 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, Coming of Age, family, friends, novels in verse, schools, spy stories, teenagers, YA Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

Before you close the book on 2018, be sure you have taken full advantage of the great YA titles released this year. Zombie fighters and modern day poets, from the court of Faerie, to death row, this year’s amazing cast of strong characters will keep you turning the pages.

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Historical Fiction Reads for Fourth and Fifth Graders

Posted about 1 year ago by Regina S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Fiction | Tagged with bullying - fiction, Children's Stories, Coming of Age, Families - Fiction, friendship - fiction, Historical Fiction, identity, immigrants, journeys, juvenile fiction, juvenile literature, multicultural, people with disabilities, refugees, slavery, social issues and stories for kids

Travel back in time with these great historical fiction books.

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Diverse Voices in Juvenile Literature

Posted about 1 year ago by Regina S

Posted in Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with adventure, children with disabilities, Coming of Age, Families - Fiction, friendship - fiction, Humorous Fiction, identity, juvenile fiction, LGBTQIA, multicultural, realistic fiction, short stories for kids and social issues

A small collection of juvenile books for middle graders exploring the complexity and diversity of experiences children are faced with in our society today.

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Stranger Reads: 14 Teen Titles for Fans of Stranger Things

Posted about 1 year ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with 1980s, action and adventure, Comics, Coming of Age, Fantasy Fiction, gender identity, Horror, Paranormal Fiction, pop culture, Sci-Fi, supernatural, YA Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

The hit science fiction/horror series Stranger Things will soon be back for season 2 on Netflix. While you anxiously anticipate binging this series, check out these carefully selected teen reads filled with elements of horror, science fiction, 1980’s cultural reference and small midwestern town nostalgia.

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