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Bob

Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead; with illustrations by Nicholas Gannon Visiting her grandmother in Australia, Livy, ten, is reminded of the promise she made five years before to Bob, a strange, green creature who cannot recall who or what he is.   Read More »

You Go First

  You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly Charlotte, twelve, and Ben, eleven, are highly-skilled competitors at online Scrabble and that connection helps both as they face family issues and the turmoil of middle school.   Read More »

Forest World

Forest World by Margarita Engle Sent to Cuba to visit the father he barely knows, Edver is surprised to meet a half-sister, Luza, whose plan to lure their cryptozoologist mother into coming there, too, turns dangerous. Margartia Engle is the Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate. Read More »

Library Day

Library Day by Anne Rockwell; illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell While visiting the library for the first time, a young boy listens to stories, reads books and magazines, and learns that there is something for everyone at the library.   Read More »

Robots and Drones

Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future by Mairghread Scott ; illustrated by Jacob Chabot Presents the history of robotics, from the world’s earliest mechanized robots to modern machines used in the home, in the military, and in space exploration.   Read More »

Out of the Wild Night

Out of the Wild Night by Blue Balliet Mary W. Chase died on Nantucket Island just over one hundred years ago, but she is still there, in the house she once lived in, and she wants to keep it that way–but first she must somehow contact a group of children who are interested in preserving historic homes on the island. ... Read More »

Age-Appropriate Books for Advanced Readers

When a child reads at a level typical of much older children, it can be difficult to find books that matches her comprehension skills without surpassing her developmental stage. The Children’s Book Council has created a list of 75 titles that bridge that gap. This Reading Beyond list is organized by the reader’s actual age and their target reading level. There’s ... Read More »