#amreading library books

Looking for books that fit our monthly reading challenge this January? Try one of the favorites from our home shelf!

Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel January 2022: Borrowing Books features the book DON'T CHECK OUT THIS BOOK! by Kate Klise

Is the sweet town of Appleton ripe for scandal?

Consider the facts:

  • Appleton Elementary School has a new librarian named Rita B. Danjerous. (Say it fast.)
  • Principal Noah Memree barely remembers hiring her.
  • Ten-year-old Reid Durr is staying up way too late reading a book from Ms. Danjerous’s controversial “green dot” collection.
  • The new school board president has mandated a student dress code that includes white gloves and bow ties available only at her shop.

Sound strange? Fret not. Appleton’s fifth-grade sleuths are following the money, embracing the punny, and determined to the get to the funniest, most rotten core of their town’s juiciest scandal.

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#MGCarousel – 20 Middle Grade Books About Libraries

Our #MGCarousel reading challenge this month is all about LIBRARIES. If you’re looking for more books to borrow, CJ and Elza have gathered 20 Middle Grade books that feature epic collections, informative librarians, and the Dewey Decimal System.

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