Best Middle-Grade Fiction 2022, Part 2

Today we bring you part two of librarians’ picks for the best middle-grade fiction of 2022. Each year, the School Library Journal names its top books. We share four more of their selections for readers eight through twelve with your today. The books are presented in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. Descriptions come […]

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Crosleys Thanksgiving List

Happy Thanksgiving from the Night Buddies Gang! As you enjoy your favorite foods and time with your family, Cros and John are preparing for new adventures. Crosley did pause between mouthfuls of Crusted Crème Fro-Madges to jot down what he is thankful for this year. I’m thankful for my brother Crenwinkle. He’s the genius who […]

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COVER REVEAL!

Jeeks! John and Crosley will so be back with a new program! Night Buddies and Evil School Bus #264 is about to hit the presses. Today—FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!!!—we’re sharing the cover with you! Drum roll, please…     Ta Da! As you can see from the cover. The iguanas are back and up to […]

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Holiday Book Exchange

If you’re planning a holiday gathering with friends or family, skip the gag gifts or white elephants and have a book exchange instead. Book exchanges are simple and fun for all ages. They are a great way to both clean out and refresh your library and to share books you love! Each person gift wraps […]

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Crosley Approved Pumpkin Cheesecake

Labor Day marks the official start of… wait for it… pumpkin spice season! While Crosley, our favorite red crocodile from the Night Buddies series, loves pineapple cheesecake, he does enjoy some seasonal variations. Here, with some help from Kraft foods, is a quick and easy recipe for pumpkin cheesecake that the family can make and […]

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Science through Fiction

Don’t tell, but we’ve found some wonderful mid-grade fiction books that teach a little science along the way. Young readers will learn along with the characters and it most likely won’t even feel like an assignment. Bees on the Roof by Robbie Shell Sam needs to find a seventh-grade science fair project and a way […]

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