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True Crime, Grief, and the Unlikeable Girl, a guest post by Megan Cooley Peterson

Wrestling and Writing: Bryan Bliss and Beck Rourke-Mooney in Conversation

Fighting for Happily Ever After, a guest post by Erica Ivy Rodgers

On Three Years Of Community Whiteboards, a guest post by Natalie Leif

Skateboarding and Cookies: Another SPEED ROUND on The Yarn Podcast

Never a Dull Moment, a guest post by Desmond Hall

On Sequels and Meta-Romance, a guest post by Rachel Lynn Solomon

SLJ Reviews Playaway's Wonderbook | Tech Review

Take Five: Grief and Loss in Middle Grade

Book Mail: Speed cubing, wrestling, vampires, a gothic mystery, and more!

Grieving The Loss of My Closeted Teen Self, a guest post by Robbie Couch

Answering the Eternal Question of “Why?” A guest post by Natalie Linn

Post-It Note Reviews: Books about camp, the Dutch Resistance, OCD, a sock detective, and more!

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19 Audiobooks for Listeners of All Ages Featuring Asian and Asian American Characters

Not Writing Romance, a guest post by Tracy Badua

The Trouble with Twelve, a guest post by Kat Zhang

Memory Mash-Up: A Novel of Randoms That Somehow Came Together, a guest post by Christine Webb

Celebrating Asian American Native Hawai’ian Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Comic Books for Kids, by Angela Frederick

Take Five: Debut Middle Grade Authors

The Chambered Nautilus: How A Small Idea Played a Big Role in the Plot for the Third Book in my Middle Grade Trilogy, a guest post by Laura Segal Stegman

The Joy of Wonder: Using Story to Bring Science to Life, a guest post by Rebecca E.F. Barone

Read Rec Rachel: Book Rainbows, by Teen Librarian Rachel Strolle

Six facts about The Worst Perfect Moment, a guest post by Shivaun Plozza

Take Five: Short Middle Grade Novels

This Feels Like My First Book, a guest post by Jeffrey Ebbeler

Processing Fear Through Fiction, a guest post by Stacy Stokes

Take Five: New Middle Grade Books in May

Happy AANHPI Month! A guest post by Malia Maunakea

AAPI Women Audio Narrators on the Joys and Challenges of the Job

Beyond Trigger Warnings: Care in Reading (and Writing) Pain, a guest post by Janice Lynn Mather

Book Mail: Summer camp, an escape room, a secret society, minor superpowers, and more!

Take Five: Middle Grade Anthologies and Short Story Collections

Alternate Worlds: Exploring Disability and COVID in YA Fiction, a guest post by Bethany Mangle

Post-It Note Reviews: Quick Looks at 15 New Books

The Age of Queer Defiance, a guest post by Matthew Hubbard

In Jane Jacobs’ honor: Connect, Engage, and Build a New Kind of Community Resilience, a guest post by Rebecca Pitts

On Learning to be Kinder to Your Imperfect Self, a guest post by Marisa Kanter

This Above All, a guest post by M. E. Corey

At Last! Mr. Schu on The Yarn Podcast

Take Five: LGBTQIA+ Middle Grade Novels

How to Put Together an Anthology of Super Stories for Readers Who Live in Middle School: A Play, a guest post by Leah Henderson and Gary D. Schmidt

On Middle Grade and the Present Moment, a guest post by Anne Ursu

The Tortured Poets Department Poetry Packs for National Poetry Month and Album Release (April 19)

The Tortured Poets Department Inspired Poetry Packs for National Poetry Month and Album Release (April 19)

A Culinary Cabaret: Graphic Novels about Foodies and Cooking, by Angela Frederick

Take Five: Middle Grade Novels in Verse

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Boxes, Bridges, and Isabel in Bloom, a guest post by Mae Respicio

Take Five: New April Middle Grade Novels

Book Review: Just Another Story by Ernesto Saade

Book Review: Timid by Jonathan Todd

The Monsters of AI, a guest post by S. A. Patrick

Uncanny Vibes: Atmospheric Settings in Otherworldly, a guest post by F. T. Lukens

Take Five: Middle Grade Nonfiction

Book Mail: 24 New Books to Check Out

Post-It Note Reviews: 12 Quick Reviews of New Books

Take Five: Middle Grade Fantasy

In and Out the Window, An Interview with Author Jane Yolen

Take Five: Cooking and Baking in Middle Grade Fiction

Writing in the Margins, a guest post by Parisa Akhbari

The Luminous Life of Lucy Landry and the Process of Choosing Character Names, a guest post by Anna Rose Johnson

The Walk of Life, a guest post by Chris Lynch

Peachtree and Peachtree Teen Showcase: April through July 2024

An Open Dialogue: Highlights from ALA-GNCRT’s 2023 Best Graphic Novels for Children List, by Librarian Angela Frederick

Swimming (and Other Things I Know Nothing About), a guest post by Abbey Nash

Take Five: New March Middle Grade Novels

Wednesday Books, Tor Teen, and Flatiron Showcase: May through August 2024

Book Mail: Feral girls, ghosts, period activism, a robot vacuum cleaner, and more!

Getting Kids “Unstuck” As Writers, a guest post by Barbara Dee

Mario, Minecraft, and More! | SLJ’s Video Game Reviews

Now on The Yarn Podcast: Jesús Trejo and PAPÁ’S MAGICAL WATER JUG CLOCK

Take Five: New Middle Grade in February

A Magical Writing Journey, a guest post by Swati Teerdhala

Book Review: Unstuck by Barbara Dee

The 5 People You Meet on Deadline. Spoiler: All of them are you, a guest post by Ellen O’Clover

Book Review: Bunt!: Striking Out on Financial Aid by Ngozi Ukazu, Mad Rupert (Illustrator)

Over on The Yarn Podcast: Ruth Behar

Take Five: Realistic Middle Grade Graphic Novels

Book Review: Freshman Year by Sarah Mai

Exciting New Releases in Middle Grade and Young Adult Literature for 2024: A Must-Read List for Librarians and Educators, a guest post by Amanda Hunt

Romance for Logistical Headaches, a guest post by Edward Underhill

Take Five: Periods in Middle Grade Novels

To All the Queer People throughout History: A Love Letter Wrapped in a Sapphic Heist Fantasy Novel, a guest post by Jamie Pacton

How Hiking 310 Miles Helped Build a Novel—and Taught Me a Few Things About Writing Along the Way, a guest post by Erin Soderberg Downing

Holiday House and Pixel + Ink Showcase: January through June 2024

Take Five: Environmental Issues in Middle Grade Novels

An Author Answers The Question Everyone Asks, a guest post by Fred Bowen

25 Audiobooks for Black History Month and Beyond

Like a Prayer: Complexities of Faith in YA Fiction and Life, a guest post by Annie Cardi

Dory Fantasmagory LIVES on The Yarn Podcast

Take Five: New Middle Grade in January

Post-It Note Reviews: Quick Looks at New Books

Book Mail: Magic face paint, summer school, ghosts, spies, and more!

Take Five: Chronic Illness in Middle Grade Novels

Now on The Yarn podcast: Our 2024 Children’s Literature Preview Episode

My Five Rules for Writing, a guest post by Tom Llewellyn

Take Five: Middle Grade Survival Stories

Book Review: Diary of a Confused Feminist by Kate Weston

YA Challenges in a Middle School Library, a guest post by Amanda Hunt (@thenextgenlibrarian)


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