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  • A tribute to E.L. Konigsburg
    A tribute to E.L. Konigsburg
    January 17, 2020 by
    The eyes of the children’s literature world will be on Philadelphia on Monday, January 27 as the year’s most outstanding books for children are recognized at the American Library Association’s annual Midwinter Meeting. Beginning at 8 a.m., more than 20 awards will be announced, including the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Printz, Schneider Family, Pura Belpre and Stonewall awards. The eyes of the authors and illustrators whose works are in contention will be on their phones, waiting for that predawn phone call, from one of the committee members involved in this momentous decision. According to...
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  • MUF Author Makes End of Year List
    MUF Author Makes End of Year List
    Congratulations to Mixed-Up Files contributor Rosanne Parry, whose book A WOLF CALLED WANDER has landed on one of the coveted end-of-year best-of lists. To see the School Library Journal list of top middle-grade books, click here: Way to go Rosanne! Confetti showers to you!...
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  • A tribute to E.L. Konigsburg
    A tribute to E.L. Konigsburg
    January 17, 2020 by
    The eyes of the children’s literature world will be on Philadelphia on Monday, January 27 as the year’s most outstanding books for children are recognized at the American Library Association’s annual Midwinter Meeting. Beginning at 8 a.m., more than 20 awards will be announced, including the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott...
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STEM Tuesday
  • STEM Tuesday– Dinosaurs/Paleontology — In the Classroom
    STEM Tuesday– Dinosaurs/Paleontology — In the Classroom
    This month on STEM Tuesday, we’re celebrating all things dinosaur—from fossils to their biology to the scientists who study (and sometimes fight over) them. Here are a few activities to try in the classroom to go along with this great selection of books. Dinosaur bones: And What They Tell Us,...
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All About Middle Grade Books

  • Agent Spotlight with Ann Rose of the Prospect Agency!
    Agent Spotlight with Ann Rose of the Prospect Agency!
    December 30, 2019 by
    Hello Mixed-Up Filers! Are we in for a treat today! For my last post of the year, I’m pleased to welcome Ann Rose, who besides being a really great author, is also an agent with the Prospect Agency! JR: Hi Ann, thanks for joining us today! AR: Thanks for having...
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  • A tribute to E.L. Konigsburg
    A tribute to E.L. Konigsburg
    January 17, 2020 by
    The eyes of the children’s literature world will be on Philadelphia on Monday, January 27 as the year’s most outstanding books for children are recognized at the American Library Association’s annual Midwinter Meeting. Beginning at 8 a.m., more than 20 awards will be announced, including the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott...
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New Releases

  • Shine by Chris and JJ Grabenstein
    Interview with Chris & J.J. Grabenstein, co-authors of SHINE!
    December 13, 2019 by
    Today at MUF we’re talking with Chris & J.J. Grabenstein, co-authors of the middle-grade novel, SHINE! (Random House Children’s Books), which James Patterson says is, “Inspirational, commonsensical, and a whole lot of fun.” We got the writing partners — and life partners! — to tell us about their new book,...
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