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Peddler410
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All I can say is: This book is #huggable

Okay, I‘ll say a little more: these characters are a delight, and I would read an entire series about them. As it is, this is a charming, feel good stand alone.
Loved it!

TheKidUpstairs Truly the most delightful little antichrist that ever there was! 3w
Nutmegnc #huggable is sooo true! Have read (and listened) 💯 times and 18/10 would read again!! 3w
SamanthaMarie It was such a delight. I'd absolutely read it again myself. I just finished it last week for the first time!! 3w
Aims42 1000% huggable!! I hugged it when I finished it 😍 3w
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I came across a link to the podcast Primary Sources and Steve Sheinkin was being interviewed about his research on the tagged book. It was fascinating to hear about his process, specifically searching out primary sources, for this book about the Cold War. I‘m only a few chapters in, but Sheinkin does a great job writing about history for middle school and I love learning from him.

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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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This one has been sitting on my bookshelf, patiently awaiting its turn. That time has come, thanks to my husband who chose my next genre.

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The Chain | Adrian McKinty
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I‘m a huge Criminal Minds fan and with it now off the air (we‘ll start the series from the beginning on Netflix when we finish with NCIS) I was intrigued by the premise of this thriller. Needed to be an early summer read since my daughter will be taking the bus in the fall. Read it on the plane to Hawaii.

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Perfect Peace: A Novel | Daniel Black
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Wow! It‘s been a year since my last post 😬
I‘m about half way and really enjoying the story. It‘s breaking my heart a little.

wanderinglynn Welcome back! 👋🏻 5mo
Maike Welcome back 😊 5mo
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Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Starting this now. Pretty beautiful cover under the dust jacket 😊

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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You. Guys! This book, I expected to like. I did not expect to love it SO MUCH! The characters — all of them — were likable (well, maybe not so much Phillip and the queen). I don‘t get much into politics but I think I maybe understand the inner workings more now. Alex and Prince Henry‘s story — lovable.

I don‘t read much marketed outside of middle grade or YA but this one read like a YA. So good!

#huggable #2020lgbtq 🏳️‍🌈

zezeki I liked this one too more than I expected! Such a fun, feel-good read! 1y
anwade88 I felt the same 😁 1y
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This just came in the mail.

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We Dream of Space | Erin Entrada Kelly
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Next read. Set in 1986. Challenger, my 8th grade year. Historical fiction. Wow!

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Dragon Hoops | Gene Luen Yang
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More than what I expected. This book! So Good; so much to love. I‘ll add a real review tomorrow

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Dictionary for a better world | Irene and Waters Latham, Charles
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I wanted this in time for Poetry Month but, alas, the country shut down. I held off to support my local indie book store. So! bonus poetry month 😊 when I first learned of this gem, I didn‘t realize every word would have a poem, quote, & anecdote. Nor did I realize how many poetry forms would be introduced. I‘m so excited to dive in but I want it to last. So, one word a day and I will try my hand at the poetry form for that day‘s word.

Daisey This sounds lovely and fascinating! (edited) 2y
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Birthday: A Novel | Meredith Russo
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I listened to this one on audible and oh.my.gosh!
#huggable I loved these characters from page one. So many times I wanted to shake them by the shoulders but then I would realize these are the authentic feelings of teens grappling with their identity and dealing with those around them. And then I just wanted to hug them tight.
I mostly listened while on walks and I ugly cried with no shame. I LOVE THESE KIDS
#2020YALGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈

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Kent State | Deborah Wiles
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50 years ago today—May 4, 1970
By total coincidence, I picked this up through curbside pick up at my favorite indie bookstore and just finished.

Powerful, 132 pages in verse.

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Happy Birthday! | Ariel Books
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Thank you for the birthday wishes. The Stay at home order went into effect March 16, 17, 18 — I no longer remember the actual date. March 28th, my daughter realized she & my husband hadn‘t bought a gift. Beginning April 4, she had my husband rehearsing secret skits. They worked together on the heart & my daughter painted Harry ❤️ All SO MUCH BETTER than anything from the store.
Thank you, COVID-19, for allowing creativity to flow.

Butterfinger Such a sweet and unforgettable birthday. 2y
wanderinglynn Aw, how sweet! Love the HP painting too. 2y
Chrissyreadit Happy Birthday! It looks like a day you will cherish! 2y
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Megabooks Wonderful!! Happy birthday!! 🥳🎉 (edited) 2y
lynneamch Aaw. Absolutely beautiful in every way. 🎂 2y
MaGoose That's a cool gift. 2y
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Gorilla Dawn | Gill Lewis
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My current read. I hope to get in one more for #middlegradeMarch

#2020middlegrade

wanderinglynn The illustrations look beautiful. 2y
megnews They do. 2y
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More to the Story | Hena Khan
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Current read-aloud with my daughter (11). We read Little Women last year and saw the recent movie.
We are both enjoying this retelling 😊
#2020middlegrade #middlegrademarch

megnews Sounds cute! 2y
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Every Tree Has A Story | Ccile Benoist
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Up next, nature!
Photo pg. 9

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Six (well, seven actually) unsolved missing persons cases. Some names well known, others not so much. I bought the book for the child author — Barbara Follett — story thinking maybe there was a connection to Follett, book company.
Each of 6 chapters gives a bio of the missing and theories of what happened. Some were more engaging than others but overall very interesting.

#middlegrademarch #2020middlegrade #2020mgnf

megnews I would have loved this when I was in middle grade. Totally hooked on mysteries of missing persons. I think Unsolved Mysteries contributed to that a lot. 2y
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Monster: A Graphic Novel | Walter Dean Myers, Guy A. Sims
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This gets a pick and 3 out of 5 stars. I like the graphic novel format but it didn‘t works so well for me. I had a hard time following the changes from courtroom to the streets. The original was written as a screenplay and for me that worked better. Still, a good choice.
#middlegrademarch #2020graphicnovel #2020middlegrade

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Monster: A Graphic Novel | Walter Dean Myers, Guy A. Sims
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20 years ago I read the original — Walter Dean Myers at his best IMO. What was great about it: writing format; it was written as a screen play which fits with the main character‘s future dreams. It was the first Michael L. Printz award winner.

I‘m excited to finally read this graphic adaptation.
#middlegrademarch #2020middlegrade #2020graphic

megnews I‘ve been meaning to get to this for awhile. (edited) 2y
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#huggable #middlegrademarch #2020middlegrade

Mila is receiving unwanted ate ya dinner the people closer to her are not giving her the support she expected. Mila finds support in unexpected places and it‘s refreshing to see how relationships grow over the course of the book.

This fall, my school experienced a situation that goes a little further than what Mila experiences. I would love to see this book read by all middle schoolers.

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This was touching, inspirational, hard to read emotionally. Necessary.
So glad I stumbled across this one at the library, just days before they closed.

#middlegrademarch #2020middlegrade #2020mgnovelinverse #huggable

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Peddler410
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Stumbled across this one at the library last week.

I never really thought about the road to the first dinosaur. The narrative non-fiction feel makes this an accessible read, even if you never went through a dinosaur obsession.

#middlegrademarch #2020middlegrade

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I read this 4 months ago when it came out and loved it! I wanted to make sure it was on the radar of the #middlegradeMarch readers 😊 Great story of two middle school girls “falling in like” and figuring out what the means. Told in verse, two perspectives. #huggable

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Just started this today for #middlegradeMarch
Sadly, we had a situation of alleged sexual harassment happening in my school. But it was a girl harassing other girls 😢 I don‘t know all the specifics but it hurts my heart.

sblbooks 😢 I'm sorry to hear that. 2y
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Revenge of the Red Club | Kim Harrington
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So good! #huggable

There was some predictability but the rest makes up for it. Riley is an awesome kid and everyone involved in the Red Club is equally cool — despite their differences. The budding relationship was fun to watch develop.

I want my daughter and all her friends to read this.

#middlegrademarch #2020middlegrade

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Revenge of the Red Club | Kim Harrington
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Starting this one next for #middlegradeMarch

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Call of the Wild | Jack London
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Read this in my youth, reread because daughter wants to see the movie. More mistreatment of animals than I remember but still a pick.

Who saw the movie? My daughter is very sensitive when it comes to animals being hurt. Thoughts?

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Cast Away: Poems of Our Time | Naomi Shihab Nye
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Current read for #middlegradeMarch
Naomi shares poems about the trash she picks up on her adventures, reminding readers we all have a part to play in saving our planet.

#2020middlegrade
#2020poetry

megnews Ooh that sounds interesting! 2y
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The Fourteenth Goldfish | Jennifer L. Holm
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I enjoyed this more than I expected to.
Loved the relationship between Ellie and Melvin
The science was pulled in nicely.
Mostly, I liked the absence of school drama. Keeping the focus on Melvin‘s need to get into building 24 without adding any bullying or other school drama was huge in my enjoyment of this story.

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The Fourteenth Goldfish | Jennifer L. Holm
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Next up for #middlegradeMarch
I‘ve been told this is one not to be missed...we‘ll see!

#2020middlegrade

LibrarianRyan I love this one. 2y
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britt_brooke Ooh, I need this! #stacked 2y
Nute Definitely stacking! 2y
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Nat Enough | Maria Scrivan
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#2020mggraphic
#2020middlegrade #middlegrademarch

Similar to Raina Telgemeier and Invesible Emmy.
Natalie is finding the start to middle school hard since her best friend no longer wants to be friends. Very real look at middle school life. Friendships ending, new one beginning. This one was huggable.

megnews Sounds similar to 2y
megnews I haven‘t read click but I got another in the series to read this month. 2y
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Give and Take | Elly Swartz
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This is #huggable !
After Maggie‘s grandma — who had dementia — forgets who Maggie is, Maggie begins saving random things to remember people, events, and feelings. She‘s afraid of forgetting.

There‘s trapshooting and a new friendship. Oh, and a temporary baby sister 😊

Elly Swartz shines a light on anxiety and hoarding in children, including a note from a child psychologist at the end. #middlegrademarch #2020middlegrade

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Give and Take | Elly Swartz
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megnews This sounds good. I‘ve never heard of it. Looking forward to your review! 2y
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Upright Women Wanted | Sarah Gailey
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Fun, quick read I didn‘t know I needed to read!
Future western dystopia.... featuring lesbian and non-binary Librarians.

Adult title book talked at a YA event brought this book to my attention. Would have missed out on this gem otherwise. Set up for a possible sequel—I hope so!

#2020yalgbtq

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Give and Take | Elly Swartz
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#middlegradeMarch is just around the corner and I plan to start with the tagged book. I have no idea how many books I‘ll get through but this photo shows some I‘m looking forward to. That said, there is a very good chance something else will catch my eye — middle school librarian, I‘m always distracted when new books come into my libraries 😊

LibrarianRyan 14t goldfish was sooooooooooo good. 2y
emtobiasz Definitely keep The 14th Goldfish on your list— you‘ll find lots of students to recommend it to! The Night Diary was good too 👍 2y
megnews I almost picked Momentous events in the life of a Cactus off the library shelf yesterday! Great choices! 2y
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LiteraryinLawrence What a great stack! 2y
sblbooks I stacked two for these! 👍 2y
Peddler410 @sblbooks I‘m curious! Which two? 2y
sblbooks @Peddler410 Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus, Give and Take 2y
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Started this one on Saturday. I‘m learning a lot.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I respect Dr. Anderson so much! It‘s terrific that she‘s collaborating on a YA edition of her work. 2y
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Current read. Saw this in a display and since I had a request at work to add more mystery titles I grabbed it....it‘s pretty good so far (50 pages in).

Butterfinger The cover is so cool - 3D effect. 2y
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New Kid | Jerry Craft
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First graphic novel ever to win the Newbery Award! Pretty exciting 😊

I‘m late in posting this ... I‘m surprised no one I follow posted it sooner.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/01/27/books/newbery-new-kid-je...

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Current read; I hope to see the movie soon.
Given the student population I work with, I think this might make a good choice for a staff book study.

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Clean Getaway | Nic Stone
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Current read and so far it‘s great.

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Chinese New Year is approaching and it‘s the year of the Rat — my year! Getting a jump start with this tale.

#2020picturebooks

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Normal: One Kid's Extraordinary Journey | Magdalena Newman, Nathaniel Newman
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I was with my daughter at B&N to get a gift for my niece...just that, none for me. My niece is turning two so naturally I walked through the middle grade section to find the toddler books! I already had my arms full — no toddler stuff yet — when I spotted this on the new books display.

You know Auggie Pullman? Well, Nathaniel is a real life kiddo with the same craniofacial syndrome — Treacher Collins. And this is his memoir.
#2020mgnonfic

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I loved this adaptation! That said, I‘m glad my daughter experienced the original — unabridged — edition first.

The blended family, LGBTQ addition — both worked well. My daughter is excited to reread this one now that I finally read it myself.

#2020mggraphic

JillR My daughter and I read the original first then I got her this, she loved it and has read it several times. We loved the film too! 2y
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What I Leave Behind | Alison McGhee
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Oh my gosh! I read reviews about this book a few times so it‘s been on my radar awhile. I‘m SO GLAD I finally got to it!

The image (pg. 198) is Mandarin for 100.

Will is grieving his father; his best friend was raped at a party shortly after he left.

He walks. He leaves gifts for those he meets.

100 chapters; 100 words/chapter

Beautiful

#huggable #2020YA

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Winterhouse | Ben Guterson
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Puzzles, books, libraries...right up my alley. 84 pages in and I think this book will rate right up there with Escape from Mr. Lemoncello‘s Library.

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Looks like I purchased this three years ago — Litsy says! 😊

Finally read it today 😳 It is a wonderful look at a dark time in history. Now I need to decide if this should go in my bin of Christmas books 🤔

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I gifted books to my family this Christmas Eve for #Jolabokaflod. I included myself since I missed the Litsy sign-up 😊

I had my book and my daughter‘s book wrapped at B&N to support the Illinois Deaf Association. That was Thanksgiving weekend, just enough time to forget which books they were. Tagged book is mine; I‘m a few chapters in and already know I will be rereading — and gifting — this book often 😊

Tamra I‘m hoping this will be our next read aloud! 2y
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Winterhouse | Ben Guterson
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Getting ready to start the tagged book ....but first, this fun song rewrite.

Credit: Missouri Literacy Association via Facebook

4thhouseontheleft 🤣🤣 2y
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