In no particular order, check out these amazing new 2020 middle-grade chapter books. This list contains mystery, historical fiction, survival, sci-fi, and adventure genres — lots of choices for every reader. Middle-Grade Books, February and March 2020 Winterbone Home for Vengence and Valor by Ally Carter MYSTERY April is a foster kid invited to […]Continue Reading
Good Chapter Books That Kids Love to Read
Get chapter book reviews, recommendations, and lists for your home or classroom to read and suggest to the kids in your life whether you're a parent, teacher, librarian, or grandparent.
These beginning, middle grade, and YA books are all well-written and feature the best books in publication that resonate with readers, show the diversity in our world, and merit buying or borrowing from your bookstore or library.
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Continuing my series of OwnVoices books for kids, check out these excellent #ownvoices beginning chapter books. What does OwnVoices mean? OwnVoices is when an author writes about a person or group of which the author also shares their identity. This is particularly important with regard to diversity and continues to be a growing movement. […]Continue Reading
Want the scoop on the best newly published picture books? Here’s what I’ve been reading and can recommend to you and your students and families. New Picture Books, January and February 2020 Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE / #OWNVOICES This beautifully […]Continue Reading
Yes, reading aloud to middle school students in 7th and 8th grade benefits them just as much as in elementary school. Immeasurably. Besides the enjoyment kids get when listening to a story (who among us doesn’t love a good audiobook?), you can introduce your 12- and 13-year-old readers to a new author or book series, […]Continue Reading
What multicultural children’s books are you loving right now? If you’re like me, you always want to learn about new diverse books to share with children. First, let me tell you something exciting…today is the 7th annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day. This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen, book-loving […]Continue Reading
Middle school students generally love to read realistic fiction chapter books, finding comfort, wisdom, and insight in the relatable themes of growing up, coming of age, and friendships. These particular titles for tweens ages 9 – 12 feature diverse characters and are written in the authentic voice of a person from that culture, #OwnVoices. […]Continue Reading
Today’s the big day! The ALA (American Library Association) announced the 2020 John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott awards. I’m excited because I really like the Newbery and Caldecott book picks. And, both the Newbery and Caldecott book winners are on my best of 2019 book lists: Imagination Soup’s Best 2019 Middle-Grade Chapter Books & Graphic […]Continue Reading
Ready for a batch of new January and February 2020 chapter books? I have recommendations for you in realistic, paranormal, fantasy, historical fiction, and science fiction. In other words, there’s something for everybody. (Let me also add that I honestly can’t pick one or two favorites from this list because they are all really […]Continue Reading