Tag Archives: book selection

Life’s a Breeze with Deep Blue Readers Summer Books for Stillwater Kids

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 […]

June Dive | Splash into Suspense by Gary Blackwood – ‘Curiosity’ or ‘The Shakespeare Stealer’

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 […]

May Dive | Claim your ticket! All aboard ‘The Boundless’ by Kenneth Oppel

Once you board The Boundless, you won’t want to stop until the train reaches its destination! Kenneth Oppel‘s fast-paced adventure rolls across the Canadian landscape with help from seven miles of moving train cars during the Era of Steam Travel. Once again, Oppel proves himself to be one of the premier writers of action and adventure for a middle-grade […]

April Dive | Dare to Enter ‘The Traitors’ Gate’ by Avi

Newbery Award winning author Avi visits Stillwater Public Library for a talk and book-signing on Tuesday, April 7 @ 6:30pm. It’s an incredible chance to meet this champion of middle grades historical fiction! In coordination with his visit, Deep Blue Readers are picking up The Traitors’ Gate (2007) by Avi for our April book selection, with book club meeting Sunday, April 26 @ 1:30pm. John thinks […]

February Dive | ‘The Birchbark House’ by Louise Erdrich

History comes to life in Louise Erdrich’s The Birchbark House, a National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature in 1999. It earned a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, was a Jane Addams Children’s Honor Book, and received the WILLA award for YA Fiction. Omakayas, sole survivor of a smallpox epidemic, is rescued as an infant by a courageous woman […]

January Dive | It’s Reader’s Rec Month! Explore Life as a Middle Grades Kid

New year, new books and time to start it all off right by diving deep into the world of real Middle Grades kids. Deep Blue Readers get a feast of choices from our menu of realistic fiction titles inspired by a rec from Maisie, one of our regular divers. There’s a little something for everyone to meet a variety […]