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Buckeye Children & Teen Book Awards

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Looking for book recommendations? Why not read books nominated by students like you!? The Buckeye Children’s & Teen Book Awards (BCTBA) are the only state awards for books that are nominated by and voted on by students across the state.   Check out and read these 2020 nominees:    For Grades K-2        Back Roads, Country Toads by Devin Scillian   Carl and… read more >>

Camp Half-Blood: Monsters of Greek Mythology Challenge!


Calling all tweens:  read The Lightning Thief and join us for the first meeting of Camp Fandom!  We will meet virtually via Zoom on Thursday, July 30th at 6:30.  Register through our events page.  Hope to see you then! Percy Jackson encounters a lot of monsters throughout The Lightning Thief. He must fight a Minotaur, the… read more >>

Camp Fandom: Camp Half-Blood Edition


Calling all Demi-Gods!   For tween fans that already love the Percy Jackson series or tweens that are willing to read the first book, The Lightning Thief: come join us for our first tween book club meeting.   Where?    During the entire month of July, we will have time to read the first Percy Jackson book (or reread it 😊), do some fun activities, and then… read more >>

Tween Books by Black Authors

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Amplify and celebrate Black voices by adding these tween books by Black authors to your TBR.  Betty Before X by Ilysah Shabazz and Renee Watson  Woke A Young Poets call to Justice by Mahogany Browne   Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue by Julius Lester   Blended by Sharon Draper   For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama Lockington  Like Vanessa by Tami Charles  Check out these additional titles:   The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johson  Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome  One Crazy… read more >>

English Festival Recommendations

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The following three books are very different, but highly interesting for a reader that enjoys stories. One book is a biography, one is a story of family, and one story is a fantasy. Stories come in all shapes and sizes and this is no exception. E-books are available on Hoopla and through our website at   English Festival Recommendations – Middle School Edition… read more >>