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  • STEM Tuesday-- Invasive Species-- Interview with Author Lisa Amstutz
    STEM Tuesday– Invasive Species– Interview with Author Lisa Amstutz
    January 25, 2022 by
    Welcome to STEM Tuesday: Author Interview & Book Giveaway, a repeating feature for the fourth Tuesday of every month. Go Science-Tech-Engineering-Math! Today we’re interviewing Lisa Amstutz, author of Invasive Species. The book is part of the “engaging and informative” Ecological Disasters series, according to School Library Journal. Mary Kay Carson: How did you come to write Invasive Species? Lisa Amstutz: This book was an assignment from an educational publisher as part of their Ecological Disasters series. Because of my background in ecology, this one felt like a great fit, and I was excited to dig in! For those who...
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    SLJ Best Books 2021
    ‘Tis the season of giving and gratitude, and we at MUF are grateful to spy several of the authors we admire most make the School Library Journal Best Middle-Grade Books of 2021 list. The prestigious list includes 139 titles from seven categories, this year including “a breakout list of poetry.” (SLJ)  Many congratulations to all the authors. We’ve been lucky to feature two of them on our We Need Diverse MG Mixed-Up Files series and we’d love to feature more stars from the rest of this list in the coming year. Chad Lucas Saadia Faruqi Chrystal Giles   Shakirah Bourne...
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  • Steve Jenkins' Books: a Middle-Grader's Treasure
    Steve Jenkins’ Books: a Middle-Grader’s Treasure
    January 24, 2022 by
    Author/Illustrator Steve Jenkins’ recent and sudden death surprised and saddened fans of his informative, engaging books about animals and the natural world Now is a good time to celebrate and enjoy the many books we have by him (they never go out of print) and to share them with young...
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STEM Tuesday
  • STEM Tuesday-- Invasive Species-- Interview with Author Lisa Amstutz
    STEM Tuesday– Invasive Species– Interview with Author Lisa Amstutz
    Welcome to STEM Tuesday: Author Interview & Book Giveaway, a repeating feature for the fourth Tuesday of every month. Go Science-Tech-Engineering-Math! Today we’re interviewing Lisa Amstutz, author of Invasive Species. The book is part of the “engaging and informative” Ecological Disasters series, according to School Library Journal. Mary Kay Carson: How did you come...
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  • Steve Jenkins' Books: a Middle-Grader's Treasure
    Steve Jenkins’ Books: a Middle-Grader’s Treasure
    January 24, 2022 by
    Author/Illustrator Steve Jenkins’ recent and sudden death surprised and saddened fans of his informative, engaging books about animals and the natural world Now is a good time to celebrate and enjoy the many books we have by him (they never go out of print) and to share them with young...
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New Releases

  • New MG Releases: January 2022
    New MG Releases: January 2022
    January 1, 2022 by
    WE MADE IT!! This past year was a tough one for many, but 2022 is wide open for hopeful days ahead and, of course, more books to keep us laughing and feeling, take us into the minds of different characters, and transport us to fascinating places and times. And there...
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