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Middle Grade Mondays

Robin Willis, our MG Specialist, has transitioned from Middle Grade Mondays to a new feature called Middle School Mondays. You can see all of these posts by clicking on the Middle Grade Monday tag.

Middle Grade Mondays? What Exactly is It?

This is a space where we will be discussing issues related to literature for 3rd through 7th grade students, authors who write for this age group, and programming for this age group. I for one, as a middle school library media specialist, straddle the worlds of the Middle Grade reader and the Young Adult reader daily.

On the Importance of Captain Underpants

Some Upcoming Titles to be Excited About

Read Across America

Ninja Librarian!

New Title Lookout!

Diversity in MG Lit

In My Mailbox: Two New Titles

This is What Happened When I Took the Tween to ALA

Going to ALA? A Look at Some New MG Lit

Frame of Reference

5 New Titles to Watch For

How Robin Shares What She is Reading with Her Students

The Tween Reviews 6 New MG Lit Titles

5 Things I Love Right Now, from a Tween

Book Fair and Return of the Padawan

Labor Day Edition: We Got a Job

What Do You Do When There Aren’t Any Wimpy Kid Books In? (a recommended book list)

Talking about Ferguson and Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth

Whole School Reading Challenges

New Beginnings: Back to school with book recommendations

How Much is Too Much: Sharing what you’re reading with your students

Don’t Call It a Quest: #MGlit by Jasper Fforde

That’s Not My Kind of Book


A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

A Question of Miracles by Elana K. Arnold

Road Trips, Audio Books and Lexile Levels: A reflection on The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Shroud

Why Rick Riordan is the Opposite of a Problem

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Understanding Justice: A Book Review

“I Thought of You When I Read This”

Targeting Non-Readers

The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud

The Fight for Diversity

Cruelty and Community: J. A. White’s Thickety, a path begins

Anne Ursu


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