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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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@ImperfectCJ have already read & loved three off of your list and look forward to reading five more. I have read the following:
Elijah of Buxton
Esperanza Rising
When You Reach Me

I think I'll start with a nonfiction in January, and work on more throughout the year. Prairie Lotus was already on my radar for #MiddleGradeMarch!

A huge thank you to @monalyisha for all your hard work!👏#NYWD22 #newyearwhodis

monalyisha You‘re welcome! A wonderfully varied TBR list you‘ve got here! 3w
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Allylu
Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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I have wanted to listen to this book since it was recommended during #MiddleGradeMarch. It wasn‘t what I expected. It was better. It‘s the story of a young girl who comes to America from Syria with her Mother when things start to get dangerous. She tries to learn more English, make friends and find her strong self again. I hope ESL teachers get lots of respect, her ESL class was her safe space. #100YEARS100BOOKS #70! #BookSpinBingo #9 #NUTSinMAY

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 Looks required reading. 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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Allylu
Early Morning Riser | Katherine Heiny
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Read 15 books in April! Still way ahead of where I used to be. Not as much fun as #MiddleGradeMarch, but a successful #YApril in my opinion. I read 9 YA books, finished 5 of the 6 prompts for Spring #BOOKED2021, 3 books for the #DisabilityReadathon and decided to continue reading books with disabled authors or MC each month, read 6 of the 7 prompts for #ThankfulAthon. Also added 15 books to my quest of reading 100 books this year! A good month!

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 7mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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This is a light pick for me and seemed to suffer like many middle books of a series. Our skeleton bard is still on the hunt to find out who he is and he's still accompanied by his trusty companion, the gelatinous goo. The new characters we meet here aren't as charming or cute as in Vol 1. The artwork continues to be amazing and we moved toward our goal.

Volume 3 comes out this month & there's a website where you can listen to Stitch's songs.

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One True Loves | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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#BookReport #ReadingUpdate
I read 7books in #March
5 audiobooks and 6 books (3ebooks 3paperbooks)
3 books for #mgmarch #middlegrademarch @megnews @sblbooks

2 were slovenian edition Normal People and Honey and Milk.
Favourite book was One True Loves💕

#marchwrapup #marchstats #readingwithmaja

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
The Candymakers | Wendy Mass
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🍫 🍭What's your favorite candy?🍭🍫
Take 5, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and Chocolate-covered marshmallow egg/tree/pumpkin shapes here!

This was a light pick for me, but might be better for the intended MG kids. We follow 4 kids through a candymaking competition with layers of the day including through each kid's POV. This isn't just marshmallow fluff, though. These kids are dealing with some real life issues and ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick and there's some humor. Early on, uptight rich kid Phillip says "we're losing daylight here" and he's exactly the type of kid you'd expect to say it!? Daisy has an outlandish background and it was rather unbelievable.
This had been on my radar for a couple of years so I was glad for the chance to read the book. Keep the candy close by! Thanks @megnews #mgmarch #middlegrademarch
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Allylu I liked this one, too! 8mo
Pageturner1 Oh yes!! another chocolate covered marshmallow lover!! 🍫🍫 8mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Pageturner1 Yes and tomorrow I hope to find some Easter egg shaped chocolate covered marshmallows on sale!🤗 8mo
Pageturner1 me too!! 🐣😁 8mo
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#MGMarch #MiddleGradeMarch @megnews
My last post, It's been a great March. I didn't read all the books I planed, but I read quite a few.

5⭐ A Single Shard 12th century Korea.
Another orphan story I loved.

4.5⭐ Because of Winn-Dixie
What's better than a book about an orphaned kid? an orphaned dog. A great story of how Winn-Dixie helps Opal make friends in a new town.

4 ⭐ The Storm in the Barn 1937
Enjoyable graphic novel of dust bowl Kansas.

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Elijah of Buxton | Christopher Paul Curtis
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#MGMarch #MiddleGradeMarch @megnews
4⭐ Bud, not Buddy 1936
I love a good orphan hero! Bud made me laugh, and that's saying something for me.

4⭐ Elijah of Buxton 1859
For the first half of the book I felt like I was waiting for something to happen. It was worth the wait! I did not expect that ending at all.

megnews I rarely cry at books but Elijah 😭 8mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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I never fully loved the Peter Pan adaptations I've seen (Allison Williams ca-caw-ing, anyone?!), so I hoped it was a matter of poorly translating from the page. I can safely say that I just don't love the story. I've never had a desire to play mommy, so Wendy going off with Peter to essentially be a mom to the Lost Boys didn't appeal to me. There are moments of cute whimsy, but overall this isn't for me. There was a strange styling ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick to the writing while we looked in on the Darling home, too, that I don't see my younger self enjoying. #FairyTaleReadingChallenge @Charityann and another March #bookspinbingo box. @TheAromaofBooks #middlegrademarch #mgmarch @megnews 8mo
megnews I love Peter Pan. Never read a retelling. Not sure I‘d like it. 8mo
TheAromaofBooks I read Peter Pan for the first time this month & was not a fan. 8mo
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