Our #MGCarousel reading challenge this month is all about LOCKS AND KEYS. If you’re ready to unlock the possibilities, CJ and Elza have gathered 20 Middle Grade books that feature padlocks, skeleton keys, secret doors, treasure chests, and more high-security places.Continue reading “#MGCarousel – 20 Middle Grade Books with Locks and Keys”
Discover more Middle Grade books about travel during the month of December! Recommend your favorites, snap a photo, or share a quote using the hashtag #MGCarousel.
Looking for books that fit November’s Autumn Reading Bingo challenge? Here are a few recommendations to help you read for a win!
- One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
- Telegram for Mrs. Mooney by Cate M. Ruane
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
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What are your favorite books set in history? Share an MG read you’d add to our stack in the comments!
These early collections, centuries ago, were stored in pieces of furniture called Cabinets of Wonders. The cabinets were ornately carved, with dozens of tiny doors and drawers and hidden spaces filled with a nearly infinite variety of amazing items. Here, one could find everything from precious gems to unicorn horns, intricately carved ivory, and magical cups that could cure all poisons. Great and glorious works of art resided in these collections, side by side with the wonders of nature.
Over the next week, Ben read all the books about stars his mom had found for him, and then convinced her to let him paint his room black. At the general store in town, he bought an armful of glow-in-the-dark stars and covered the walls and ceiling of his room with them. He put the Big Dipper, the Little Dipper, and the North Star directly over his bed.
Hugo was good with clocks, too. The talent ran in the family. Hugo’s father had always brought home broken clocks for his son to play with, and by the time he was six, Hugo was able to fix just about anything.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret