St. Croix Valley kids dive between the pages of great Middle Grades titles each month with the Deep Blue Readers book club. Just make sure you’ve resurfaced in time to meet again! When | 1:30 – 2:30pm, 4th Sunday each month Where | Valley Bookseller, Downtown Stillwater, MN This website offers our schedule, a Dive Log archiving monthly book selections, the latest DBR news, […]

After a long trek through historical fiction, we’re more than ready to dive into a well-wrought fantasy — one that deftly weaves humor with wizardry, daring, and insurmountable tasks. Jinx by Sage Blackwood, our August book club pick, drops readers into the thickly wooded Urwald for all of that and more! Who could resist witches hopping […]

Choosing the next book to read can be tough when there are so many options. Where to begin? That’s why Deep Blue Readers is sharing five ways to jump start your Summer Reading adventures through Middle Grades lit before kids meet at Valley Bookseller for Reader Choice Sunday, July 26. Finished Reader Choice and interested in reading ahead for August […]

July is Reader Choice Month for Deep Blue Readers! We’ll meet Sunday, 7/26 1:30pm at Valley Bookseller. There’s no escaping it. Summer is well and truly here. School is a memory. Days are full of swimming, cycling the Brown’s Creek Trail, catching the latest movies (and maybe some fish), eating more ice cream than is wise or humanly possible, and hanging out […]

She snuggles in next to me, holds up the book really high and looks at me expectantly, “Ready, mom?”  I nod and off we go, Thea trying to figure out what happened to Daniel Tiger and why he got so upset with his friends.  Every word is a thought. Every word is work.   She…

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We are moving and most of our books are packed. Spending every waking moment cleaning and packing limits my reading time, and influences my reading habits. I have rediscovered a new appreciation for the short texts that I subscribe to and regularly read. Whether it’s a news article about…

Summer sneaks up on Deep Blue Readers with two suspense-filled titles by Gary Blackwood – Curiosity and The Shakespeare Stealer. Check out the summaries and exploration links below, then choose the book that most pulls you under its spell! Or let both capture your imagination as days (and late nights) of summer reading take over. Deep Blue Readers will meet […]