Tag Archives: Local Interest

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 […]

July Dive | Stillwater’s Deep Blue Readers Youth Book Club is Reader Choice this Month

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 […]

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 […]

Seriously, guys. How do teachers do this every day?

Originally posted on Kelly Barnhill:
Boots: check. Lasso: check. Yodel: check. Folks, this week, I’m back in the classroom again. Cue music. As many of you know, I am a former full-time teacher (Middle School, natch. And I have the scars to prove it) (I’m just kidding. Middle School kids are puppy dogs with fairy…

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 9 – 18 | Guest authors to conduct free readings at Hamline’s MFAC in Writing for Children and Young Adults

Winter chill in January makes for great book reading time — or time with others who will read great books to you! Hamline’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults (MFAC) Program welcomes prestigious children’s authors from around the country — including past Deep Blue Readers guest, Anne Ursu, author of The Real Boy and Breadcrumbs — for free, public […]