Tag Archives: realistic fiction

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 […]

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, […]

April Dive | ‘Hoot’ by Carl Hiaasen

Talk about coincidence! We chose the April Dive long ago, only to discover that Hoot by Carl Hiaasen is one of the books being given away during World Book Night (April 23, 2014) to encourage reading among young non-readers and adults. Each year on April 23 –Shakespeare’s birthday– tens of thousands of people in the U.S. go […]