Category: Tweens

Stack of Books

February 1, 2017 |
Lost in the Pacific, 1942 by Tod Olson Kirkus Reviews 2016 August #1 Olson tells the harrowing true story of how eight men in three tiny inflatable rafts, lost in 68 million square miles of Keep Reading »
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January 27, 2017 |
 Suffering from a case of Waddle-I-Do?  Try a dose of Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure by Ann M. Martin with Annie Parnell. Once upon a time, there was a woman named  Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and Keep Reading »


January 19, 2017 |
Amulet   UGH. No one likes moving, but sometimes you don’t have a choice. That’s how it is for Em Hayes and her family when they moved into her great-grandfather Silas’s rundown house. With her Keep Reading »
Shawn Walsh

The War That Saved My Life

December 26, 2016 |
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Nine-year-old Ada is born with a clubfoot and a hateful mother.  When her little brother Jamie is sent away from London to the English countryside Keep Reading »
Shawn Walsh

Mars Evacuees

November 18, 2016 |
Mars Evacuees  by Sophia McDougall Alice Dare’s mother is a hero in the war against the Morrors, aliens who have invaded Earth and are freezing the planet solid. Alice is sent with a select group Keep Reading »


November 15, 2016 |
Among my family’s favorite youth authors is Sharon Creech, whose best-known work is Newberry Medal-winner “Walk Two Moons.” My son and I snuggled up with her latest book, “Moo,” during his recent bout with pneumonia. Keep Reading »
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Books Are the Best Gifts, Tween Edition

November 10, 2016 |
One of my favorite gifts to both give and receive is books. If you are looking to share your love of books with a middle grade reader this season, these are some books you might Keep Reading »
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LEGO at the Library

October 24, 2016 |
Looking for inspiration LEGO fans?  Look no further than the LEGO Awesome Ideas Book.  The new book contains creative model ideas with visual tips and techniques.  It is divided into five categories:  Outer Space, Modern Keep Reading »
Shawn Walsh

A Grimm Trio

October 6, 2016 |
Before Disney fairy tales were, in a word, horrible. Two hundred years ago, in Germany, the Brothers Grimm first wrote down that version of Cinderella in which the stepsisters slice off pieces of their feet Keep Reading »
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Dare to Be Scared

September 29, 2016 |
    If you are like me you love to read scary books. They are my favorite to read and the scarier the better. By far one of the scariest books I have ever read—as Keep Reading »