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  • EXTINCT! Facts & Fiction for Middle-Grade Readers
    EXTINCT! Facts & Fiction for Middle-Grade Readers
    July 10, 2020 by
    Many kids in this age group can rattle off more dinosaur names and the details about more species than most other twelve people put together. And they have learned much of this on their own, through eager reading! What could be more exciting during this pandemic, when schools are closed and normal summer activities are limited, than for young readers to find books that hold their avid interest for hours and days? More books on the ever-hot topic of dinosaurs come out every year. I’ve been writing a book about extinct American animals and have...
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  • Jen Swanson
    See How Science Rocks!
    Science Rocks!! We’re excited to see MUF contributor and STEM Tuesday coordinator Jen Swanson joining the School Library Journal Instagram Live to see how science rocks. Check it out on Thursday, July 9 at 3:00 pm...
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  • EXTINCT! Facts & Fiction for Middle-Grade Readers
    EXTINCT! Facts & Fiction for Middle-Grade Readers
    July 10, 2020 by
    Many kids in this age group can rattle off more dinosaur names and the details about more species than most other twelve people put together. And they have learned much of this on their own, through eager reading! What could be more exciting during this pandemic, when schools are closed...
    Read more
STEM Tuesday
  • EXTINCT! Facts & Fiction for Middle-Grade Readers
    EXTINCT! Facts & Fiction for Middle-Grade Readers
    Many kids in this age group can rattle off more dinosaur names and the details about more species than most other twelve people put together. And they have learned much of this on their own, through eager reading! What could be more exciting during this pandemic, when schools are closed...
    Read more

All About Middle Grade Books

  • Taryn Souders Interview + Giveaway
    Taryn Souders Interview + Giveaway
    July 8, 2020 by
    There’s nothing like a mystery to keep kids riveted to a book during these long days of summer vacation. Today, I’m thrilled to interview Taryn Souders about her new middle-grade mystery, Coop Knows the Scoop, which released this week. Once you read all about the book and Taryn, don’t forget...
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  • EXTINCT! Facts & Fiction for Middle-Grade Readers
    EXTINCT! Facts & Fiction for Middle-Grade Readers
    July 10, 2020 by
    Many kids in this age group can rattle off more dinosaur names and the details about more species than most other twelve people put together. And they have learned much of this on their own, through eager reading! What could be more exciting during this pandemic, when schools are closed...
    Read more

New Releases

  • Interview with Kristin Gray, Author of The Amelia Six
    Interview with Kristin Gray, Author of The Amelia Six
    June 23, 2020 by
    Hello Mixed-Up Filers! Today, I am pleased to welcome to our site, someone who I have known virtually for a while, as well as a fellow member of Middle Grade debut year of 2017, and the author of the upcoming The Amelia Six, coming from Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books...
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