Tag Archives: children’s literature

Garbage Island Blog Tour – Middle Grade Recommendation & Giveaway

I love being part of a book tour, and even more so when it is a friend whose work you have seen evolve, deepen and knock-socks-off for a number of years. This is Fred’s début middle grade, and I am … Continue reading

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Star-Crossed – Book Recommendation

Title: Star-Crossed Author: Barbara Dee Publisher: Aladdin, March, 2017 Ages: 9-13 Themes: family, friendship, 8th grade theater production, crushes, LGBTQIA, Romeo & Juliet     Opening: “It wasn’t about me, I knew. But still.” Synopsis: Mattie, a star student and … Continue reading

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Leyla Safa – Illustrator Interview

I am so excited to interview an artist from a nation I would love to visit. As a school librarian, I have made sure that we have a number of books written by Iranians and/or set in Iran, but today I … Continue reading

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