Bingo Squares

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Bingo Squares: double 'o' in the title

Double ‘O’ in the Title

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#MGCarousel – 20 Middle Grade Books Featuring a Heart

Happy Valentine’s Day! CJ and Elza have been on the hunt for Middle Grade books that feature that distinctive geometric shape you’ve probably been seeing all month long. Can you spot all the hidden hearts featured on these covers?

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Bingo Squares

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A Train on the Cover

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Bingo Squares

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Bingo Squares: 'land' or 'fly' in the title

‘Fly’ the Title

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Bingo Squares

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Bingo Squares: a guitar on the cover

A Guitar on the Cover

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Who I Am (in book titles)

If there’s one thing that we love here at Middle Grade Carousel, it’s a game! Upon spying a challenge issued by Christie Megill on Twitter, we flew to our home library with an eye toward book titles that say something about our personalities. Here’s what we found.

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Can you find book titles that describe you in some way?

Bingo Squares

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Bingo Squares: 'things' in the title

‘Things’ in the Title

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#MGCarousel – 20 Middle Grade Books Featuring a Moon

Our #MGCarousel reading challenge this month is all about THE MOON. If you’re looking for more celestial stories to add to your reading list, CJ and Elza have gathered 20 Middle Grade books that feature outer space themes, late night adventures, and decidedly lunar titles.

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Bingo Squares

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Bingo Squares: a clock on the cover

A Clock on the Cover

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Book Spine Poetry

Elza has been hosting #NewYearsReads2021, a series of challenges and games on social media designed to kick off the new year of reading. The photo challenge prompt for today was “Book Spine Poetry”.

CJ decided to give it a whirl with books from our Middle Grade shelves. Here’s what she came up with!

The honest truth:
parked
trapped
every day

waiting for normal
nothing ever happens here
estranged grump
the gauntlet in real life
absolutely normal chaos

tut-tut
anyway
restart!

drumroll, please

The crossroads
fearless

wish
bloom
sweep
smile
wonder
bliss

Some kind of courage
A crooked kind of perfect
Ambush the wish

Hatching magic
Writing magic
the color of my words
charmed life

sunny side up
wizard at work
things that are absolutely truly
extraordinary

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