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Why There Should Be a Middle Grade Section in Your Library, a guest post by Librarian Jennifer Rummel

Fracturing a Fairy Tale, a guest post by Caroline Carlson

My Life Became A Middle Grade Novel, a guest post by Amie Specht as told to Shannon Hitchcock

Link Du Jour: 2025 Spring Previews (And a JUST ONE WAVE Sneak Peek)

Aliens, Aliens, and More Aliens: An Extraterrestrial Zoo Cover Reveal and Q&A with Samantha van Leer

Cindy Crushes Programming: Tips for Hosting a Con, or things I’ve learned from Comicopolis, by Teen Librarian Cindy Shutts

Julie and the Blue Guitar: American Girl Mysteries Across Time | Review

Lerner Publishing Group Showcase Fall 2024

Making Good Trouble with a Middle School Book Club, a guest post by Tanvi Rastogi

Now on The Yarn: Our 2024 Newbery Honor Winners

Just Like Mona Lisa, vol 1 | Review

Mind the Middle Project: Social Media, Peer Pressure, and the Relentlessness of the Information Age, a guest post by Melanie Conklin

Exclusive Cover Reveal: HIS FAIRYTALE LIFE: A BOOK ABOUT HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN by Jane Yolen and Brooke Boynton-Hughes

The 2025 Graphic Novel You’re Gonna Want to Know About: A Q&A and Cover Reveal for Ursula Murray Husted’s BOTTICELLI’S APPRENTICE

The Yarn LIVE with the 2024 Newbery Honor Winners! (Part I)

Afro Unicorn | This Week’s Comics

In Defense of the Fluffy Book, a guest post by G. F. Miller

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora, ill. Raúl Colón

Exclusive First Look at Garfield #1 | Preview

Games and Puzzles as Storytelling Tools, a guest post by Deva Fagan and Jenn Reese

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Heavy Medal: A Mock Newbery Blog

Steven Engelfried, Sharon McKellar, & Roxanne Hsu Feldman

Neverending Search

Joyce Valenza

Teen Librarian Toolbox

Karen Jensen, Heather Booth, Robin Willis, & Amanda MacGregor

The Classroom Bookshelf

Mary Ann Cappiello, Erika Thulin Dawes, Grace Enriquez, & Katie Cunningham

The Yarn

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Aliens, Aliens, and More Aliens: An Extraterrestrial Zoo Cover Reveal and Q&A with Samantha van Leer

Betsy Bird

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Amanda MacGregor

Now on The Yarn: Our 2024 Newbery Honor Winners

Travis Jonker

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Mind the Middle Project: Social Media, Peer Pressure, and the Relentlessness of the Information Age, a guest post by Melanie Conklin

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