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  • WNDMG Wednesday: Author Interview with Christina Matula
    WNDMG Wednesday: Author Interview with Christina Matula
    June 12, 2024 by
      WNDMG Wednesday: Author Interview with Christina Matula I’m so excited to be able to introduce you to author Christina Matula today. Christina’s newest title is The Not-So-Simple Question (HarperCollins), which is the third title in her Holly-Mei series, launched on April 23, 2024. I absolutely love the description of this book. It sounds so interesting, with themes on what it means to belong, and immigrant child identity. I cannot wait to dive into this series! I encourage everyone to buy a copy for themselves and their classrooms and libraries. About The Not-So-Simple Question: Description...
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  • Rainbow Book Month
    Pages Filled With Pride
    June is designated as Pride Month, a month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+  community. It’s a time to shine a positive light on people who are often marginalized while honoring those who took a stand during the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan.   In recent years, the publishing world has made progress in producing books that both raise awareness about and showcase joy within the LGBTQ+ community. The American Library Association (ALA) brings attention to these books in June, which they refer to as Rainbow Book Month™.   What is Rainbow Book Month?   According to the ALA, “Rainbow Book Month™...
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Booklists

  • In Honor of Memorial Day
    In Honor of Memorial Day
    May 27, 2024 by
    Memorial Day roots were grown in the aftermath of the Civil War, in the late 1860’s. As the war claimed more lives than any other conflict in American history, it was necessary to establish national cemeteries. Many communities began honoring our fallen soldiers by decorating their graves with flowers on...
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STEM Tuesday
  • STEM Tuesday-- Survival Science -- In the Classroom
    STEM Tuesday– Survival Science — In the Classroom
      When we talk about animals, we are usually talking about their biological make-up: How they look, what they eat, where they live, and how they interact with other animals. But this month we are focusing on a different topic. It’s more about how animals survive in the wild. This...
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All About Middle Grade Books

  • WNDMG Wednesday: Author Interview with Christina Matula
    WNDMG Wednesday: Author Interview with Christina Matula
    June 12, 2024 by
      WNDMG Wednesday: Author Interview with Christina Matula I’m so excited to be able to introduce you to author Christina Matula today. Christina’s newest title is The Not-So-Simple Question (HarperCollins), which is the third title in her Holly-Mei series, launched on April 23, 2024. I absolutely love the description of...
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For Teachers / Homeschoolers

  • Dive Into Summer!
    Dive Into Summer!
    May 23, 2024 by
    Summer is a magical time. As the weather warms up and the days grow longer, there’s nothing quite like diving into a great book that captures the good vibes of summer. Whether it’s the thrill of swimming, the magic of summer friendships, or the adventure of summer camp, middle grade...
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New Releases

  • June New Releases
    June New Releases
    June 3, 2024 by
    It’s June. Time for long sunny days, lots of ice-cream, and a pile of books to get you started on your summer reading lists. The June New Releases have a lot to offer this year:  Friends, road tips, fires, and new places. Take a look for yourself.     Asking...
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For Writers

  • Literary agent Saritza Hernández
    Meet Literary Agent Saritza Hernández
    May 30, 2024 by
    We’re thrilled to welcome agent Saritza Hernández of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency to  From The Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors. Known as the first literary agent to represent marginalized creators in the digital publishing space, Saritza is a self-proclaimed geek who loves escaping into worlds and stories from all...
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