April 24, 2017

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The Boundless

Kenneth Oppel. S. & S.

Gr 5-8–Will Everett, son of a Canadian railway exec, is booked on The Boundless, a gilded transcontinental supertrain that boasts all the bells and whistles of the steam age. Accidentally separated from his dad, Will winds up on the back of the mile-long train, trying to make his way up front. This breathless adventure features nefarious criminals, kindly circus performers, and ferocious Sasquatch. Rip-roaring good fun.

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.