March 18, 2018

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Animal Antics: Books & Activities for Independent Readers | Chapter Book Chat

Librarian Abby Johnson kicks off the new Chapter Book Chat column by recommending three animal tales, with accompanying activity ideas.

Squirrel Tales, Sibling Woes, and Conflict in Darfur | Grades 5-8 Fiction

Fiction for the middle-grade set includes both the light and lively, with Lynne Rae Perkins’s “true” tale of squirrels, and the stark and serious, with Andrea Davis Pinkney’s The Red Pencil.

This article was published in School Library Journal's July 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.