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Going To Camp Part 2: I Want To Go Home! By Gordon Korman

Rudy Miller hates Camp Algonkian Island so much he’ll do anything to escape…. Background: Canadian writer Gordon Korman retains a cultish appeal among a certain segment of Middle Readers, in part because (as stated in the Scholastic Book Services biographical … Continue reading

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Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You By Barthe DeClements

But what will it take to get herself out of trouble when she’s been in it so long? Barthe DeClements introduced Elsie Edwards as the class fatty-pariah in Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade, and followed her development into an insecure … Continue reading

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The Girl With The Silver Eyes By Willo Davis Roberts

Katie KNOWS she’s different but she’s never tried to hurt anyone… Happy New Year! I am starting off 2018 by digging in to my list of reader requests- if there is a book you’d like to recommend (…or remind me … Continue reading

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The Dollhouse Murders By Betty Ren Wright

The old dollhouse was trying to tell Amy something… Just in time for Halloween: ghosts, an unsolved double murder and AN INAPPROPRIATE BURDEN OF RESPONSIBILITY! The Plot: Amy Treloar, just weeks away from her 13th birthday, struggles with her feelings regarding … Continue reading

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No Coins, Please By Gordon Korman

How much trouble can six 11-year -old campers cause on a tour across the U.S.A.? Background: Canadian writer Gordon Korman retains a cultish appeal among a certain segment of Middle Readers, in part because (as stated in the Scholastic Book Services … Continue reading

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HELP! I’m A Prisoner In The Library! By Eth Clifford

They didn’t mean to spend the night in the library! Sure, suuuuure you didn’t… The Plot: It’s hard to beat Eth Clifford’s (AKA Ethel Clifford Rosenberg) set-up for childhood wish fulfillment: tweenage Mary Rose and Jo-Beth Onetree are entrusted to the … Continue reading

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Better Living Through Girls’ Series Books, Part III: The Baby-Sitters Club Guide to Baby-Sitting

This week I present to you the final installment in our look at non-fiction spin-off of girls’ series books, with a volume based on a series near and dear to the hearts of many of us who were in middle-school … Continue reading

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