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The Witch’s Wings And Other Terrifying Tales

Alicia wants to become the newest member of the Midnight Society, a group of kids who share scary tales around the campfire.  Most are not welcoming her with open arms.  Read more...

Posted by on February 15, 2024

Long Distance

Vega has begrudgingly moved to a new city and she needs to make friends.  Her parents are sure that summer camp is the solution.  Vega disagrees.  This camp also seems Read more...

Posted by on September 1, 2023

Tegan and Sara: Junior High

Junior High is a middle-grade graphic novel about twin sisters navigating the world of middle school after a move to a new town. Written by real life twins and musicians, Read more...

Posted by on August 24, 2023

LGBTQ+ Voices and Experiences: A Reading List for Grade School

Celebrate Pride Month with books highlighting LGBTQ+ characters, experiences, histories, and voices. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of gender and sexuality from Read more...

What Lives in the Woods

Twelve year old Ginny and her older brother Leo are not pleased to be spending a whole month of summer vacation with their parents deep in the Saugatuck woods at Read more...

Posted by on June 1, 2023

Killer Underwear Invasion! How to Spot Fake News, Disinformation & Conspiracy Theories

The title draws in the reader’s eyes; how can “killer underwear” be part of a nonfiction title?  The book aims to help the young reader develop critical thinking skills needed Read more...

Posted by on May 25, 2023

Barb The Last Berzerker

An endless war has been waged between humans and monsters, and only the bravest among them—The Berzerkers—can defeat the monsters and save the world of Bailiwick once and for all! Read more...

The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza

This book is just the perfect mix of fun, ridiculous, and adorable.  There is a cat who has been bioengineered to to be a hero, a toe-nail clipping robot looking Read more...

Posted by on January 26, 2023

Poverty & Hunger: A Reading List for Grade School

Living in poverty means that people are often going without basic needs such as food, clothing, and adequate shelter. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue Read more...

Posted by on January 6, 2023

The Witch Boy

Aster was born to be a shape shifter, but he wants to be a witch.  He knows he can do it and do it well, but his family does not Read more...

Posted by on December 22, 2022

Indigenous Voices & Experiences: A Reading List for Grade School

We hope these selections serve to educate, celebrate, and encourage dialogue on the diverse nations, cultures, and experiences of Native peoples throughout North America. Celebrate Native American Heritage Month—and continue Read more...

Posted by on November 4, 2022

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team

Twelve Thai boys and their soccer coach bike out to a cave to explore. What they couldn’t have planned on was the rain that would flood the cave in the Read more...

Posted by on June 16, 2022

Starfish

Starfish by Lisa Fipps tells the story of 11 year old Ellie who is carrying the weight of being fat shamed at school and at home. She spends her life Read more...

Posted by on May 26, 2022

New From Here

Drawn from the author’s own experiences, this is a moving story that explores the stress that a pandemic can put on an Asian-American family.

Social Justice in Poetry and Verse: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections of poetry and books in verse serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of social justice.

Posted by on April 2, 2022

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