#MGCarousel – May 2018

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Middle Grade Carousel is a series of monthly challenges for lovers and readers of middle grade books. Our theme for May is…

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Bookworm’s Digest

Any way you slice it, books about food are always crowd-pleasers! Continue reading “#MGCarousel – May 2018”

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, #1
Chris Grabenstein

“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

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”

National Name Yourself Day

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.

Liar and Spy

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”