Middle Grade Carousel is a series of monthly challenges for lovers and readers of middle grade books. Our theme for May is…
Any way you slice it, books about food are always crowd-pleasers! Continue reading “#MGCarousel – May 2018”
April 30 is National Bubble Tea Day! As you can see, we know how to party.
Have you ever had Boba?
Happy National Hug a Plumber Day! Here’s a shout-out everyone’s favorite plumber.
What’s your favorite Mario game?
April 18 is #NationalAnimalCrackerDay
When I was little, I loved the little red circus-themed boxes of animal crackers sold by Nabisco. So naturally, I hunted down circus-themed titles on my bookshelf. Continue reading “National Animal Cracker Day”
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, #1
“Should anything go wrong, we have paramedics, firefighters, and a team of Navy SEALS—each with the heart of a samurai—standing by.”
ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY
For the Grand Opening of an eccentric billionaire’s elaborate new downtown library, twelve lucky children will Continue reading “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library”
April 13 is #NationalScrabbleDay
The calendar is filled with notable days, some more quirky than others. April 9 is #NationalNameYourselfDay, and I actually have an appropriate middlegrade book quote. In Rebecca Stead’s Liar & Spy, we meet a boy named Georges.
My name is Georges, which is pronounced just like “George” because the S is silent, but of course some kids call me “Jor-Jess,” or “Gorgeous.” I don’t much care. There are worse things to be called than Gorgeous, even for a boy.
Of course, Georges didn’t name himself. But his new neighbors definitely fit in the quirky department. They’re not exactly conventional, and all three kids really did name themselves. Continue reading “National Name Yourself Day”