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Middle Grade Gift Suggestions 2016

Last week I got to talk to one of my favourite people, Ann Foster, about middle grade fiction. When not working at the Saskatoon Public Library recco-ing kids and teen books, she is writing about fashion in TV over at You Know You Love Fashion¬†(currently chronicling the enviable wardrobe of Phryne Fisher) and spearheading a… Continue reading Middle Grade Gift Suggestions 2016

American contemporary, Books for Everyone, friendship stories, Graphic Novel, middle grade, Personal Faves, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Realistic contemporary, Spectacular Illustrations

Skate Like a Girl: Roller Girl Review

There is a surge in middle grade graphic novels featuring female protagonists that I am totally into. Some of these books are memoirs (¬†Smile, Sisters, and El Deafo) and others are fiction (Drama, Chiggers, or This One Summer). Fiction or non-fiction, they are all fabulous, and now there is a new kid on the block… Continue reading Skate Like a Girl: Roller Girl Review