Tag Archives: Middle Grade

August Dive | Step off the Path into ‘Jinx’ by Sage Blackwood

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

March Dive | ‘Ambassador’ with a visit from author William Alexander

It’s March, which brings Spring Break and days to dive into Ambassador by William Alexander, the next Deep Blue Readers book club selection and Young People’s Literature Finalist in this year’s Minnesota Book Awards. Physics lovers will enjoy this clever series opener—but so will those who enjoy comedy, politics, diplomacy or strange-looking aliens. – Starred Review, Kirkus We are […]

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 […]