Books in the Middle: Reading for Middle School

Our focus is on books middle school students might like to read and topics pertaining to books for these students, and we are giving recommendations. Teachers, librarians and middle school students are the contributors to this blog. If you would like to listen to booktalks of some of these books, please check out this site http://www.buzzsprout.com/229361 and enjoy!

What do cheerleaders, a pig, and a big snowstorm have in common? March 20, 2013

Let It Snow

By: Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle, & John Green

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I know it’s a little late for holiday books, as this one is centered around Christmas-time (which is when I bought it), but it’s a great read, even coming from someone that does not enjoy Christmas as much as most people!

This book has three different “mini-novels” in one! They all inter-relate somehow with characters, events in the area, and some of the same drama that you see people facing- hence the cheerleaders, pig, and snow storm!

I really liked how each story though was quite different and uniquefrom the other and felt it was weaved together very cleverly. If you are looking for some short, quick romances that will make you laugh, cry, and yearn for Christmas again, this is the book for you!

 

25 Books on Bullying for Teens November 5, 2012

At DGPL, I was getting alot of questions from both parents and students about books focusing on bullying.  I decided to put together a list of great books on bullying for teens, with both fiction and nonfiction titles.  It was a sort of depressing last month of reading going through all of the titles, but I think I definitely have a much better understanding of the physical, verbal, and virtual bullying that some students encounter on a daily basis.  And how we as librarians and educators can help to combat it.  http://library.booksite.com/7049/nl/?list=CNL3&group=EB283

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