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Why Every Middle Grade School Should Have Their Own Table Titans Club, a guest post by Scott Kurtz

Take Five: New March Middle Grade Novels


Have Some New March YA by Riley Jensen

Blue Stars | This Week’s Comics

It’s Suggestion Season: Heavy Medal 2025 Mock Newbery Contenders

What I’ve Learned Hosting the Middle Grade Matters Podcast, a guest post by Shannon Balloon

The Healing Power of Forgiveness by Elly Swartz

The Children’s Literature Vanity License Plate That Must Not Be Named

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Zeralda’s Ogre by Tomi Ungerer

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Take Five: New March Middle Grade Novels

Why Every Middle Grade School Should Have Their Own Table Titans Club, a guest post by Scott Kurtz

3 Takeaways from The 2023 Children’s Bestsellers List

Review | Takio

Wednesday Books, Tor Teen, and Flatiron Showcase: May through August 2024

Light the fuse! A guest post on GIDDY BARBER EXPLODES IN 11 by Dina Havranek

Notes on February 2024

Myrick Publisher Preview: Spring 2024 – Red Comet Press, Scallywag Press, Soaring Kite Books, and Tapioca Stories (Part Six)

The Annual Report as an Advocacy Technique

Books on Film: Mychal Threets on GMA

Mind the Middle: Helping Middle Grade Readers Learn to Choose Books, a guest post by Lauren Parnes

Book Mail: Feral girls, ghosts, period activism, a robot vacuum cleaner, and more!


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Heavy Medal: A Mock Newbery Blog

Steven Engelfried, Sharon McKellar, & Roxanne Hsu Feldman

Neverending Search

Joyce Valenza

Teen Librarian Toolbox

Karen Jensen, Heather Booth, Robin Willis, & Amanda MacGregor

The Classroom Bookshelf

Mary Ann Cappiello, Erika Thulin Dawes, Grace Enriquez, & Katie Cunningham

The Yarn

Travis Jonker & Colby Sharp


16 Middle Grade and YA Nonfiction for Burgeoning Feminists

Amanda Borgia

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Jewish Joy and the 'Little Women' of the Lower East Side | Opinion

Kimberly Olson Fakih

SLJ's 2023 Average Book Prices

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Fighting for Libraries, On and Off the Page: A Conversation Between the Co-Authors of the "Blue Stars" Series

Kekla Magoon & Cynthia Leitich Smith


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