One of the best things about reading, especially as a child, is “visiting” places you’ve never been before (and sometimes places that don’t even exist!). It’s like an instant vacation. You can travel around the world without ever leaving the spot you’re sitting—an amazing experience, when you really think about it, and invaluable for people who may not otherwise be able to physically travel to far-away cities or countries. Continue Reading
Happy February! It’s Black History Month, an important time for learning and reflection, especially within the book community. This month we honor those from the past who worked tirelessly to fight against prejudice and discrimination, as well as celebrate the contributions of African-American authors and illustrators to literature as a whole. Continue Reading
In last week’s blog post, we featured some of our favorite monster books to read before Halloween. But we didn’t want to forget about our older, more independent readers—so this week’s post is about great Halloween books for middle readers!