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The Caterpickles Middle Grade Gift Book Guide: Part 3 – Ten Great Nonfiction Books for Middle Schoolers

This week, we publish Part 3 of The Caterpickles Middle Grade Gift Book Guide – 10 Great Nonfiction Books for Middle Schoolers. Have you read any of these? What do you think? #books

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The Caterpickles Middle Grade Gift Book Guide: Part 2 – Fifteen Great Middle Grade Novels

This week, we publish Part 2 of The Caterpickles Middle Grade Gift Book Guide – 15 Great Middle Grade Novels and 10 Well-Known Series that Kids Keep Checking Out at my middle school library. #books

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The Caterpickles Middle Grade Gift Book Guide: Part 1 – Ten Great Graphic Novels

My favorite thing about December is that people start asking me for book recommendations. This year, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about good books for middle schoolers, so I thought I’d share my recommendations on Caterpickles. This week… 10 ten great middle grade graphic novels.

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4 books that share well with middle-schoolers

I’m always on the look out for books that The Eleven-Year-Old and I can read (and talk about) together. Here are four of our favorites from Family Book Club this past year.  https://caterpickles.com/2018/12/13/4-books-for-family-book-club

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Book Review: Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius

A literate gorilla travels the world to prove her best friend’s innocence in The Murderer’s Ape, the award-winning middle grade mystery novel by Jakob Wegelius.

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What’s The Ten-Year-Old reading this week?

This week, The Ten-Year-Old discovers a wonderful new-to-her middle grade mystery series by James Ponti.

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What’s The Eight-Year-Old reading this week?

Our semi-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross the 8YO’s desk. This week, The Eight-Year-Old reads Toby Alone and Toby and the Secrets of the Tree by Toby Alone by by Timothee de Fombelle, and reads the next book in Lucy and Stephen Hawking’s middle grade science fiction series, George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt.

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Book Review: Anywhere but Paradise by Anne Bustard

Anne Bustard’s Anywhere but Paradise is a beautifully written Middle Grade (MG) novel about Peggy Sue Bennett, a 12-year-girl who moves from Gladiola, Texas to Hawaii after her father gets a job in the sugar cane industry.

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Reading Goals 2020

The end of January is traditionally the time when I give up on whatever it is I’ve resolved to do differently this year. This year, I’m trying something different — not making the resolution until the end of January in the first place. Let’s see if that works. 🙂

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Book Review: Mouse Guard by David Petersen

Mouse Guard: Fall 1152, the first book in David Petersen’s graphic novel series about a band of warrior mice reads like a cross between Jill Barklem’s Brambly Hedge and Brian Jacques’ Redwall.

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