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20 Books your child should read after the mysterious benedict society

Are you looking for books like The Mysterious Benedict Society for your Reynie Muldoon or Constance Contraire fan? Disney+ adapted The Mysterious Benedict Society books into a tv series, which made its debut on June 25, 2021. Kids everywhere are tuning in, and I guarantee they’ll be asking for more books like Trenton Lee Stewart’s …

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Fall in Love With These 15 Middle Grade Books by AAPI Authors

Are you wondering how you can honor Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage this month? When you buy or check out Asian American children’s books from the library, you support AAPI businesses and authors, and you celebrate AAPI culture. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hate crimes against Asian Americans have skyrocketed. It’s …

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New Books on Time Travel That Will Shake Up Your Reading List

Are you looking for some new time travel books that will shake up your reading list? Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time helped me discover I would forever love stories about time travel. The existence of a tesseract (a fifth-dimensional phenomenon explained as folding of the fabric of time and space) tugged on my imagination …

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Top 5 Read Aloud Recommendations for 11- and 12-Year-Olds

When kids hit 11- and 12-years-old, it’s challenging to find appropriate read aloud material. They abandon middle grade fiction and gravitate toward young adult and adult fiction. Intellectually, they’re ready to transition to adult fiction, but often the mature content gives me pause, especially for read alouds. For many reasons, this in-between stage is tricky, …

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Middle Grade Book Series Recommendations by a Middle Grade Reader

Are you looking for series recommendations for your middle grade reader? As the mother of a young bibliophile, I’m always on the lookout for high-quality middle grade books. Perhaps your child finished Harry Potter, Fablehaven, Land of Stories, and other popular series already. What should they read next? If you’re on the hunt for series …

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