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Favourite: Pack of Dorks by Beth Vrabel

I’m always looking for great middle-grade realistic fiction, and Beth Vrabel’s Pack of Dorks is a winner. The story starts with Lucy, the heroine, declaring, “This was the biggest recess of my life. Today, I would become–officially–the bravest, most daring, and by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Boys Don’t Knit by T.S. Easton

About 7 years ago, I discovered knitting , and since then, I love reading about it. Usually, books about knitting tend to be picture books, so when we received a young adult novel titled Boys Don’t Knit, I knew I had to read … Continue reading

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Great Female Characters in YA

There are a lot of interesting characters in YA these days. I find myself drawn to books with well-written characters who are interesting if not perfect (much like real people). Here are a few books I’ve read recently featuring great young women … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Some Girls Are

  I’ve sometimes struggled with listening to someone else read an entire novel to me, but the reader for Some Girls Are, by Courtney Summers, stood out just as much as the story itself. I listened to the book through … Continue reading

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Upcoming Program: The Power of Positive Parenting

If you have ever felt nervous for your child’s transition into middle and high school, you are not alone. Our upcoming parenting program will address this topic in a workshop entitled The Power of Positive Parenting, taking place February 4 at … Continue reading

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Focus on Nonfiction: Great New Series

As everyone readjusts to the new school year, we have some interesting series which deal with getting back to friends and getting along with classmates. Addy Ferguson’s Stand Up: Bullying Prevention series is worth taking a look at for its … Continue reading

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Book Review: 33 Minutes by Todd Hasak-Lowy

Sam Lewis is the smartest boy in his class, maybe even the smartest boy in his entire middle school, but that isn’t going to help him come recess when Morgan Sturtz is planning to kick his butt. This funny book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

 The Reluctant Diary of Henry K. Larsen, by Susin Nielsen, has a lot going for it. It is one of those books that I couldn’t put down until I was finished, and couldn’t stop thinking about afterward. With likable and … Continue reading

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