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#MeToo and Middle Grade

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#MeToo and Middle Grade

The #MeToo movement shook American media and politics last year, and now, thanks to writers such as Anne Ursu and Kelly Jensen, the publishing industry is...
Great Adventures Await in These 10 New Middle Grade Books!

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Great Adventures Await in These 10 New Middle Grade Books!

It’s a great month for new action and adventure books for middle grade kids! Here are some of the best new releases. The Storm Runner, by Jennifer...
7 Picture Books that Feel Like Fall

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7 Picture Books that Feel Like Fall

October is here and with it comes the first real whisperings of fall. Now is the perfect time to usher in the season with a crop of picture books all about...
These Classic Science Fiction Middle-Grade Books Are the Perfect Starter-Kit for New Sci-Fi Readers!

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These Classic Science Fiction Middle-Grade Books Are the Perfect Starter-Kit for New Sci-Fi Readers!

Wondering if science fiction is for your young reader? Here’s how to tell: if they like stories about the future, crazy new technologies, wacky science...
Head To Your Local B&N on Saturday, October 20, at 11 a.m. for a Storytime Event Featuring Elbow Grease

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Head To Your Local B&N on Saturday, October 20, at 11 a.m. for a Storytime Event Featuring Elbow Grease

Nothing quite like a Saturday storytime at your favorite Barnes & Noble! This time, we’re gearing up to dig into the uproarious Elbow Grease, by...
Gear Up for Fall With These 6 Books Celebrating Kids and Sports

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Gear Up for Fall With These 6 Books Celebrating Kids and Sports

It’s fall sports season. In our house, that means soccer practices, and Saturdays cheering on our athlete from the sidelines, rain or shine. The...
6 Flamingo Picture Books to Keep Kids in the Pink

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6 Flamingo Picture Books to Keep Kids in the Pink

Rosy, tropical flamingos are fascinating whether they are flying, standing on one leg to conserve heat, or striking a dancer’s pose. Here are six...
Jessica Hische, Lettering Virtuoso, Talks First Picture Book Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave

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Jessica Hische, Lettering Virtuoso, Talks First Picture Book Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave

Jessica Hische’s lettering work is electric—every glyph crackles with talent. Playful but precise, elegant but approachable, Hische’s style has won...
8 Books for Young Readers who Want to Change the World

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8 Books for Young Readers who Want to Change the World

With their wide eyes, pure hearts, and boundless energy, young people are primed to have a tremendous impact on their schools, their communities, their...
James Patterson Talks Creating Readers and Future Scientists With His Latest, Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment

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James Patterson Talks Creating Readers and Future Scientists With His Latest, Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment

Over a 40-year career, the super-prolific James Patterson has written and collaborated on more than 100 (and counting!) books for kids, teens and adults....
Author Torrey Maldonado Talks Hating School, Loving Comics, and His Inspiration for Tight

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Author Torrey Maldonado Talks Hating School, Loving Comics, and His Inspiration for Tight

I love first-person middle grade stories that don’t sugarcoat real life, such what it’s really like when a father comes in and out of your...
9 Amazing Middle Grade Coming of Age Novels

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9 Amazing Middle Grade Coming of Age Novels

I love reading contemporary middle school novels, perhaps because some little part of me is still coming of age! Today’s middle grade authors are not...

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