Tag Archives: ALA Notable Children’s Book

June Dive | Complicated Worlds of ‘Better Nate Than Ever,’ ‘Blubber’

Summer is here, and with it come carefree days (and late nights) of diving into new books! Yet life in the middle grades can be anything but carefree at times, or maybe just not as carefree as adults sometimes make it out to be. Kids test out new attitudes, new looks, new language, new friends, and new ideas, […]

Mysteriously Missing | What happened to the March Dive?

Alright, you caught us! Deep Blue Readers did meet in March, but we *gulp* ran out of time to get the website updated. It gave new meaning to the phrase on our main homepage – Coming up for air to share great books. Deep Blue Readers spent March diving  into The Mysterious Benedict Society, the first installment […]

November Dive | When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead + January Preview

We usually choose underwater or ocean-related photos with our regular DBR updates, but this night sky seemed more suited to the November dive selection. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (2009) is a Newbery and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winning title that pays homage to the Madeleine L’Engle sci-fi classic, A Wrinkle in Time. When You Reach […]