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Greenglass House (Bound for Schools & Libraries)
Greenglass House (Bound for Schools & Libraries) | Kate Milford
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National Book Award Nominee Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery Nebula/Andre Norton Award Nominee "New York Times"Bestseller It s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook s daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House and themselves."
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stuck.in.the.stacks
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Here on Stuck in the Stacks we feel strongly about encouraging reading among all ages, so today we're sharing a feature we're calling: Multigenerational Monday.

Emily, her son Evan, and her father all read the same book and today they share their individual thoughts about a recent MG book they enjoyed.

https://stuckinthestacks.com/2020/01/13/multigenerational-monday-greenglass-hous...

#readtogether #middlegrade #familybookclub

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Elizabeth2
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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This is a middle grade novel about a boy whose parents own an inn with a mysterious history. Unexpected guests arrive, nearly filling the inn but all Milo wants to do is relax for his winter holiday. They bring with them clues that Milo & his new friend Meddy piece together using an old role-paying game. The beginning of the book hooked me, the middle dragged a bit, but the second half is where things pick up & the story takes off. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Elizabeth2
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Happy New Year! I was hoping to finish this book on NYE, but work and family prevented that. I worked a full day and then made some of my family‘s favorite foods for our NYE game night tradition. I only read for about 20 minutes yesterday. Today will be all about the reading though. Starting my year off right in hopes that I will make my reading goals in 2020! ❤️📚

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julesG
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Adventure/detective/mystery/roll-play-game story in a snowed in B&B.

Enjoyed this middle-grade story very much.

Soubhiville Ooo, sounds fun! 1mo
Cortg This had such a great ending! 1mo
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KarynGood
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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A package arrived!!! So excited for December 24th!!!!#CanuckChristmasSwap #poutinepenpals

Pricel101 Yay!! 🥰🎄🎁📖 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego And thank you for the lovely card & book mark. 🎅🏼 4w
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ImperfectCJ
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Favorite dessert: pumpkin pie, hands down. That's my birthday cake.

Fave holiday/seasonal book: tagged or Winter by Ali Smith

Grateful for the cousins downstairs playing games together while the turkey cooks, that we have a home where we can host family for the holiday, and that they're generous about the fact that I burned the pie crust.

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Great responses 👏🏻❤️👏🏻 2mo
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Elizabeth2
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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My book club picked this for our next read. Starting it now, because we meet in 2 weeks, and plan to finish it by then. Two of my girlfriends have started it and really like it so far! ❤️📚

Texreader Gorgeous cover 2mo
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Freddie4473
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Reading for kids book club Thursday. Did I mention I am a librarian. I love this program!

emtobiasz I really liked this one. Does your book club have any recommendations? I run a couple book clubs for homeschool kids at my library and I‘m always looking for more book ideas! 2mo
Freddie4473 We did the Borrowers house and they loved making their own Borrowers house. Grump and Rump by liesl shurtliff

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Freddie4473 Also the Vanderbeekers. I like picking series or books by authors who have more books so the kids can keep reading if they like the book. 2mo
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Meaw_catlady
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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📖 tagged! I love this book I recommend it to everyone!
🎥: the Spirit of Christmas! This is a lovely Christmas flick on Netflix I‘m obsessed with them ...
🎶 Ghost: Halsey
#manicmonday
🖤🖤🖤 @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕👻 3mo
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smilingshelves
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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What else are you going to do with the two hours between the wedding and reception besides find a bookstore in town? 😁📚

Nebklvr I really liked Green Glass House 3mo
smilingshelves @Nebklvr I love the cover! I'm looking forward to reading it! 3mo
BucklingBookshelves Vanderbeekers 😍😍😍 And Gone Away Lake is great! And a Newbery! I just couldn‘t get into Greenglass House despite trying multiple times 🤷🏼‍♀️ Maybe you will have better luck 🍀 3mo
smilingshelves @BucklingBookshelves I'm waiting impatiently for my library hold on the third Vanderbeekers book to come in, but now I think I have an excuse to just buy it to go along with my others! 😄 I was hesitating on getting Gone Away Lake, but seeing it was a Newbery sealed the deal! I love the title and the cover of Greenglass House, so I guess I'll see how the actual book turns out! 3mo
BucklingBookshelves Gone-Away Lake has a sequel too! I listened to the both on audio last summer. And YES on a full Vanderbeekers set! 📚📚📚 3mo
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ravenlee
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Chrissyreadit I love this cover! 4mo
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Meaw_catlady
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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#covercrush #7days7covers
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Today I tag @AsYouWish

Leftcoastzen Very pretty! 4mo
sudi 💚💚💚 4mo
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rretzler
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Spotted this book that my boys never read and decided that I would. Milford creates an intriguing story and a haunting atmosphere. I enjoyed it, but there were a few things that could have been written differently: Milo's adoption is mentioned frequently but isn't essential to the story, and Milford switches back and forth between Milo and Meddy's names and their nicknames for each other which breaks the flow of the story somewhat. 4.0⭐ #2019

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Palimpsest
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Winner of the Edgar award, this cozy mystery is about Milo, twelve-year-old, who is pulled into the secretive affairs of the guests of his parents‘ hotel over Christmas break. Each of them is after something, but what? This story is as much about Milo discovering his own identity as the patrons of the Smugglers inn finding what they are after. Stories are told throughout which unveil clues on all accounts. A fun read!

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Captivatedbybooks
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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My #blindbookswap 😍 candies are gone lol !!! I didnt have either of these NOR have i heard of the tagged book. Looking forward to reading it. And love the journal, its purple 💜 thank you @ravenlee

Bookishthoughts I really liked the tagged book! Hope you do also!💗 13mo
ravenlee I hope you enjoy the books! Glad to know the chocolate was ok. 13mo
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SamanthaMarie
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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I've been reading a bunch the past week. So time to update Litsy :) LOVE this book. It's a cozy kid mystery set in a cozy inn run by the protagonist's (Milo) parents. It takes place during the Christmas holiday break. It checks so many of my boxes for a good, relaxing, adventurous read.

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Meaw_catlady
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Pickpick

This book had everything I love, mystery, storytelling, role playing, imagination, and beautiful descriptions of the characters and the setting! Such a great book I highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TheSpineView
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Literary_Siren
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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I love book mail!! 🖤🖤

WhiskeyMistress Gorgeous cover art! 2y
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Well-ReadNeck
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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This is such a treat. It reminded me of reading The Westing Game as a child.

CBee I am in love with this cover. 2y
tammysue Beautiful cover ❄️ 2y
toofondofbooks I love Kate Milford. There's a sequel to this one too 2y
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Well-ReadNeck
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#FridayReads

Ready by these two this weekend. Loving them both so far! Hope you all have a great weekend!!

mcipher I love Sara Gran‘s books! 2y
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ravenlee
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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I don't really read thrillers, but this has a good mystery to it. There's a ghost story, stories within stories, and it deals with family issues - the protagonist is adopted, noticeably different than his parents, and is going through some conflicting emotions about it. It's middle grade, technically, but I think it runs a little older. Excellent sequel, too, that gets even more into adoptive family concerns. #yawednesday @TheFunkyBookworm

TheFunkyBookworm This sounds good esp since I‘m into stories featuring adoption lately! Have you read Far From the Tree? It‘s fantastic! Thank you for participating 💜🎉 2y
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DebinHawaii
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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#ReadingResolutions #BookishMap

I tend to pull out the same few books for bookish map prompts so in trying to think of something different I picked this fun middle grade book where the MC, Milo (who lives at Greenglass House--a smugglers' hotel), finds a mysterious map & he and his new friend Meddy, try to solve the mystery of the map over Christmas vacation with lots of adventures, role-playing characters & strange hotel guests skulking about.

DebinHawaii P.S. The book cover and illustrations are done by Jamie Zollars http://www.jaimezollars.com/#/greenglasshouse/ (edited) 2y
BethFishReads I have this but haven‘t read yet. Must go do soon 2y
JazzFeathers Sounds good! 2y
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ravenlee
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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I loved this book! It was surprisingly complex, with adoptive-family issues, a mystery with several layers to peel back, a protagonist with anxiety problems, and an interesting world. Middle-grade, a quick read despite its girth. It might become part of my Christmas reading tradition.
I gave this to a kid friend Christmas before last and it's being passed around all his siblings. Love it!

Eggs It always catches my eye but haven't read it yet. Nice review 2y
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wordslinger42
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Mini book (& Funko) hall 😄 A trip to the bookstore is always good medicine!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa He‘s great! 2y
JoScho Love him 💚 2y
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JoScho I know, I was so excited when I saw him! Couldn't resist! 2y
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JenaJenkins
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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🌸Greenglass House - a middle grade Christmastime mystery that I really enjoyed.
🌸Yes! Family brunch today, church and Easter baskets tomorrow.
🌸Usually live plants.
🌸 You know, I often enjoy them - but I rarely pick them up to read. 🤔

#weekendchat @CSeydel

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DebinHawaii
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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This middle-grade mystery popped up in my library feed as available, it looked like fun & it was. Good story, likable characters & some fun twists. At first not being a gamer, those aspects with the language & world-building were a bit cumbersome but the pace picked up & I enjoyed the focus on family & giving. Milo, the MC, is of Chinese descent & was adopted as a baby by a Caucasian couple & I think the adoption complexity was handled well.📚💚

8leagueboot I don't read much middle grade, but this one keeps inserting itself into my path. 2y
LauraBeth This sounds sweet 2y
BethFishReads Oooohhhhh this Is on my eReader. Hope I get to it (edited) 2y
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DebinHawaii @8leagueboot I don't read a lot of current middle grade books but I'd like too--especially if they are smartly written like this one. 👍 2y
DebinHawaii @LauraBeth It is sweet but it has a fun, slightly snarky side too. 👍😀 2y
DebinHawaii @BethFishReads I hope you do too! 2y
LauraBeth Oooh - I like some snark! 2y
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DebinHawaii
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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#MarchMunchies #cookies This is actually yesterday's prompt & last night's snack & attempt to finish this library e-book as it's due back today, but I fell asleep before I posted it or finished the book.😴I guess my Kindle will remain in airplane mode until it's done. 🍪I do loves me some Tim Tam biscuits/cookies--although my thighs rue the day my local Safeway started carrying them. 😋🤣Here with Pukka's chamomile, vanilla & manuka honey tea.

TheKidUpstairs Mmm.... Tim Tams! It was a happy day when they finally came to Canada! 2y
cswaingiggles That tea sounds delicious! 2y
neet_reads Hey, that's pretty cool that your supermarket stocks them. Original only or some of the different flavours too? 2y
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DebinHawaii @TheKidUpstairs They make me happy too! 😋 2y
DebinHawaii @cswaingiggles It's really good and a great nighttime tea! 👍 2y
DebinHawaii @neet_reads Just original and caramel. I like the caramel but the original are my favorite. 😋👍 2y
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DebinHawaii
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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#MarchMunchies ☕️One doesn't go to Jack's (a little restaurant near my house that's been there for decades) for #coffee--you go for the famed biscuits with honey-butter that come with your order. I got a little reading in before my friend arrived & Mrs. Hereward, a character in this book, tells a story about young Julian who keeps encountering creatures who want to grant him wishes. #IShouldBeSoLucky (I'd wish for another biscuit!)😋#MarchIntoOz

Dragon Those biscuits look delicious! 😀🐉 2y
Cinfhen I love that you have a legit local coffeehouse which serves butter honey biscuits 😍😍😍😍😍another reason I‘m coming to visit you one day😘😘 2y
Reviewsbylola 😍🤤 2y
JoanLivingston Books and biscuits. Good combo. 2y
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DebinHawaii
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Wednesday's usual coffee shop breakfast of avocado toast & a coffee press with a little of this library e-book. I needed a palate cleanser--something light & fun & quick to read & this middle-grade book seems to fit the bill. Getting in some work this morning before an appointment later. 🥑🍞📚💚

Dr.Who_number10 Looks delicious!😂 2y
julesG Palate cleanser plus avocado toast with aioli. Hmm. 😁 2y
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Cortg This book has a fantastic ending! 2y
Parvez So yummy 2y
ladym30 That toast looks fantastic! 2y
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Megan_Roberts
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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I wanted to like this one more than I did. :( The imagery was beautiful and the setting and characters were quirky. It just took me forever to get into the mystery.

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Peaceful_Reader
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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A student asked me to read this two years ago. Time to get it done. ( he‘s now a 6th grader) #magic #mystery

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perfectlywinged
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Relaxing before the craziness of the holidays (if only it would snow!).

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Bibliogeekery
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Excited to give this to my niece! Has anyone read it? 🎄🎉

Avanders No but now I want to! 2y
emtobiasz I'm a big fan! 2y
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Liberty
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Starting this one. 💚🦖🍏

GhostStories Beautiful! I saw that at a store the other day and was intrigued. Looking forward to reading what you think! 2y
Juli That looks awesome! I may need to pick it up for myself! 2y
TheSketchyReader This would make a great Christmas present. Such a pretty color! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I added this to my audio list! Hope you love it! 2y
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Liberty
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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I have a case of Red Bull and the whole weekend off. Impromptu readathon in 3...2...1... 📚❤️🦖

AshleyHoss820 Git'r'done!! 😊😊😊 2y
MaleficentBookDragon Thus pic is do fun and bright. ❤️it. 2y
Leslie7 Greenglass House is my favorite Christmas book. 2y
LivingReflections This is what a good snow storm is for! 2y
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emtobiasz
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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A few days late, but I did a wrap-up of #octoberstats. My numbers are high because my current focus is to read as much of my library's children's collection as possible, and first chapter books take about a half hour to read. Tagged book is a favorite for the month.

GondorGirl That's such a cute layout! 2y
rubyslippersreads 😍🎃😍 2y
emtobiasz @rubyslippersreads ha! Don't look too closely at the misshapen 🎃... 2y
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BekahB Your stats page looks amazing! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great month! 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa And great Journal! 1y
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emtobiasz
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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All the love for this #middlegrade #mystery. Milo and his parents are snowed in for Christmas at their old, rambling inn-- until mysterious guests start showing up. What are they each hoping to find at the inn, and can Milo find it first? Bonus points for the book's treatment of interracial adoption, caring families, and role playing games. I want to push this book on all of my library patrons ❤️❤️❤️

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emtobiasz
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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I was thinking earlier this week about rereading The Westing Game, an old favorite of mine. I started this instead tonight, and it's scratching many of the same #middlegrade #mystery itches-- with the added bonus of me not knowing how this story turns out! #kidlit

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Lmstraubie
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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So glad I went back and read this one even though I read the sequel first. Engaging characters, a fun mystery, smart kids, but also smart adults. I recommend both books. #middlegrade

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Jen_Reads
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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#awesomeautumnbooks
Green with envy. All my green books out with a green leaf backdrop. Don‘t mind the paper towel. I didn‘t want my books on the outside table.

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Amie
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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#beastsgiveawaychallenge #outsidersperspective
@ruthemmielang

Milo kind of likes to observe from the sidelines sometimes instead of being in the midst of a group. He also feels like a bit of an outsider in his family because he is adopted.

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JacintaMCarter
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Without giving too much away, I'll just mention that one or more characters in this just might be a #PerfectIllusion. #AugustGrrrl

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Amie
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Re-reading this because I need to write discussion questions for a program at work. It's one that I've been intending to read again, although I would have preferred to read it during the winter since the wintry weather is a big part of the atmosphere of this story.

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onesmartcupcake
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Pickpick

Making small but steady progress on my middle grade catch up! This wintery mystery was a lovely treat to begin the weekend.

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JacintaMCarter
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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My favorite #MiddleReader, which I just found out is getting a sequel! #ReadingWomenMonth

Amie I really liked this one and I'm excited for the sequel! 3y
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Kangaj1
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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I loved this book! Very detailed YA mystery that also delves into transracial adoption from the POV of the adoptee. I also love that the author used sensitivity readers for that issue for the sequel to this. Can't wait to share this with my son from China and later my daughter from Ethiopia. Love that books can be a safe place to wrestle with complex feelings.

Laura317 How old is your son? Our son and daughter are 9 and 13 respectively (both Chinese). 3y
christineandbooks My son and I loved reading this book together! 3y
Kangaj1 @Laura317 He is almost 11, and my daughter is 9. Also have a 13 y.o. @christineandbooks How old is your son? 3y
christineandbooks He was 9 when we read it, 10 now. But I find it interesting that my 14 and 17 year old daughters loved this book too. It's just really well told and has so many great elements, don't you think? 3y
Kangaj1 Definitely 3y
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Kangaj1
Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Four hours of driving today and 6500+ steps walked at Mall of America. Kids and hubby are at the hotel pool. I am in the quieter lobby.