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Cross Ups by Sylv Chiang, Art by Connie Choi 

The Glen Ellyn Public Library has books 1 – 3!    Book One: Tournament Trouble Twelve-year-old Jaden loves to play his favorite video game Cross Ups but has to hide his gaming from his unapproving mom. When an epic match wins him a chance to play in a tournament, Jaden and his friend Devesh hatch a plan to… Read More

Pity Party by Kathleen Lane

Dear weird toes, crooked nose, stressed out, left out, freaked out Dear missing parts, broken hearts, picked-on, passed up, misunderstood, Dear everyone, you are cordially invited, come as you are, this party's for you Welcome to Pity Party, where the social anxieties that plague us all are twisted into funny, deeply resonant, and ultimately reassuring… Read More

Flash Facts by Sholly Fisch

Have you ever wondered what’s at the bottom of the sea? Why polar ice melts? Or which tools forensic scientists use to solve a crime? Well look no further! Everyone’s favorite Scarlet Speedster is here to answer all your burning questions! Barry Allen, with the help of some of his close friends, will take readers… Read More

Junior High Drama: A Graphic Novel by Louise Simonson and Sumin Cho

Welcome to Memorial Middle School, where drama fills the classrooms and follows students home on the bus. Social awkwardness. Mean girls. Hallway gossip. It's all part of life in junior high, but maybe it helps to know you aren't alone. Can Lucia avoid the boy-girl party? Will Kamilla overcome her self-consciousness and try out for… Read More

Crime Travelers by Paul Aertker

We have books 1 – 3!    Book One: Brainwashed While sleeping on the roof of his father’s hotel, thirteen-year-old Lucas Benes finds a baby alone and learns that the Good Company has restarted its profitable kidnapping business.  Book Two: Diamonds Are For Never After sabotaging a mass kidnapping in Paris, Lucas faces a new and… Read More

Longburrow Trilogy

When I discovered these books for The Middle fiction, I devoured all three in a few weeks. The series has been compared to a combination of Redwall and Lord of the Rings, and I couldn’t agree more.  Larwood’s world building is quick, precise, and very enticing. In a classic fantasy world of anthropomorphic rabbits, three… Read More

Repeatedly

Why do we re-read books and re-watch movies?  Familiarity is comforting.  There are so many books, movies, and activities to do for the rest of our lives.  It’s never a waste of time to find comfort in things you’re familiar with. Some benefits of re-reading: catch something new find comfort and stability re-live good memories… Read More

Merpeople Unite!

Empathy is built by imagining what other people think or feel, and especially what the world might be like if we dreamed big. I think fantasy books are some of the best types of books to share with children, because they can transport everyday thinking into the realm of "what if?", which improves critical thinking… Read More

Are Graphic Novels Real Books?

If your kids are really into graphic novels, they aren’t alone. The market for graphic novels is exploding with popularity. It’s even become a billion dollar industry. Graphic novel titles for middle grade readers even hit bestseller lists. Readers are always asking us for Dogman, The Baby-Sitters Club, Hilo, or for Rania Telegemier’s stuff. Even… Read More

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