April 23, 2017

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My Heart Is Laughing

Rose Lagercrantz. illus. by Eva Eriksson. Gecko Pr.

Gr 1-3–Sweetly optimistic Dani almost never lets life get her down, but her spirits flag when she encounters a pair of class bullies, an especially trying experience without the support of her best friend, who recently moved. This simple yet sensitively drawn narrative from an author with an intuitive understanding of the joys and pains of childhood makes for a delightfully reassuring tale.

Be TweenSLJ's latest monthly newsletter, Be Tween, launched in January. Be Tween explores middle grade books, library programs, and services for the tweenaged, helping librarians better serve their middle grade patrons. From collection development pieces and booklists to innovative programming ideas, Be Tween focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities around serving those kids who are not little children anymore—but not quite young adults, either.