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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 […]

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 […]

Location, Parking Info for September | ‘The Mostly True Story of Jack’

If one of the adults in your family follows Valley Bookseller on Facebook, you may have seen their series of pictures showing the renovations in progress. Those photos make it no surprise that we’re already meeting in the new Deep Blue Readers space at The Loft courtesy of River Market Co-Op. Remember that The Loft is actually across Main […]

October Dive | The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman + Optional Challenge Dive

Morning air has a distinct chill, the leaves are turning, and divers are filling their heads with thoughts of cider, pumpkins, and preparations for Halloween or Dia de los Muertos. To capture the building mood, our October Dive ventures into deeper realms and features the tale of Nobody Owens, aka Bod, protagonist of Neil Gaiman‘s […]

July Dive | Reader’s Choice: Summer Vacation, Summer Camp

Summer reading is the perfect time for Reader’s Choice, but we’re keeping divers to a theme.  For our July Dive, choose a book that fits the theme Summer Vacation, Summer Camp. Staying close to home this summer?  Let your book take you on a journey by choosing a title set in a place you would like […]