Tag Archives: middle grade

Briny Reads to Share

This month I gave a talk at our sailing club’s monthly meeting. Many of our speakers are from local businesses, and they join us to share tips, advice, stories about their experiences on and off the water. I wanted to … Continue reading

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The Seventh Wish, or How Kate Messner Got in Touch with 12-Year-Old Me

I always appreciate the opportunity to read Kate Messner’s books, and they have long been favorites to share with a wide age-range of students. Messner features action (Capture the Flag, Eye of the Storm) for middle grade youngsters, and great … Continue reading

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Three Books That Took Me Apart and Put Me Back Together

This is what I believe might be the start of a new series here on The Best of It: Three Books That… During my hiatus from blogging, I kept thinking back to all the great books I shared in my … Continue reading

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Introducing Gather Here: Pacific NW History for Young People

The Pacific Northwest is rich with historical traditions educators are not only eager to share with their students, but also required to teach in order to meet state standards. As a school librarian serving both elementary and middle school students, … Continue reading

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My Week in Books: Mostly Middle Grade

This week’s books are all novel length, and except for This One Summer, I think they’re all great middle grade reads. Lockwood and Co.: The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud I can’t wait to read more in this middle grade … Continue reading

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