Yay, the final book in the “Friends for Keeps” series comes out this week! This one I read as an ARC. Then some savvy fifth graders spied it on my desk, convinced me to slap a barcode on it, and I didn’t see it again until the last day of school. Enjoy!
I’m talking about new poetry books for middle graders over on Project Mayhem this morning. Go take a peek!
Tuesdays I highlight a book (usually picture) that is popular (or should be!) in my library. Today’s book is BROTHERS AT BAT by Audrey Vernick. Baseball season started this week in our house. Here’s a math problem, just so you know what my life will be like for the next couple of months: 2 boys X (3 practices + 2 more »
Received this as an ARC and before I could even get a good look at it, my own household fourth grader (Colonel Mustard) gobbled it up in one sitting. That’s always a good endorsement, since Colonel Mustard very rarely actually sits. Even at the dinner table! But that’s another post, perhaps . . . Fangbone’s an under-appreciated/overlooked warrior from Skullbania, more »
Disclaimer: The author is a friend of mine. (I read an early draft, and knew then that Kami would go on to sell this. So funny.) Nevertheless: You should read this book. 13-year-old Kara decides to use her powers of observation and the scientific method to determine which boy is the best match for her. What happens in between is more »