Tag Archives: Banned Books Week

July Dive | Genre Exploration! What Makes a Book Science Fiction?

We’re looking forward to spending time with you and some excellent science fiction this month! As you wrap your tentacles around our July selections you should ask yourself: What makes a book science fiction? How do I know when a book fits this genre? Fantasy has enjoyed recent space on the Middle Grade shelves and at times these two genres fit […]

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, […]

Banned Books Week, International Literacy Month, and other September Book Celebrations

“Oh Harry, don’t you see? If she could have done one thing to make absolutely sure that every single person in this school will read your interview, it was banning it!” – Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Is it mere accident that JK Rowling’s beloved character, Hermione Jean Granger, talented Gryffindor […]