Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen is my teen book pick for February! I have been reading Sarah Dessen books since I was in middle school and feel like I have grown up with her characters. Dessen writes amazing coming-of-age stories for tweens, teens, and young adults.
Are you looking for a gift for your third through fifth grader this holiday season? Here are nine staff-selected books which will delight, educate and thrill! Continue reading Best Kids’ Fiction of 2016 (Grades 3-5)
What Tweens Read When They’re Feeling Down
What do kids read when they are feeling sad? They read all sorts of
stories- sad, intense, heroic. Check out why kids read what they read when they are sad – you could help your tween pick a book for their sad mood.
Here are just a few suggestions that we have in the library:
Our friends at Brightly have created a way for families to explore important topics through books, and have some fun! The idea of a family book club is that everyone in the family reads the same book and then gathers together to discuss it and take part in book-themed activities.
You can even pair up with other families to double the fun. It’s a great way to spend time together and encourage a lifelong passion for books in your children.
This month’s pick is Stella by Starlight, by Sharon Draper. When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.