Tag Archives: School Library Journal

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

July Dive | Genre Exploration! What Makes a Book Science Fiction?

We’re looking forward to spending time with you and some excellent science fiction this month! As you wrap your tentacles around our July selections you should ask yourself: What makes a book science fiction? How do I know when a book fits this genre? Fantasy has enjoyed recent space on the Middle Grade shelves and at times these two genres fit […]