Middle-Grade Nonfiction Round-Up

The beginning of the school year is almost here and it’s time to stock up on meaningful and well-written nonfiction titles for your classroom or library. Here are four recently released or upcoming titles that are inspiring as well as informative: Moonbird by Phillip Hoose (Claudette Colvin; The Race to Save the Lord God Bird; We Were There, Too!). B95 […]

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate: A Lesson in Animal Rights

Most of you are probably already aware of the award-winning author, Katherine Applegate. Her books include the 2008 Golden Kite Award-winning Home of the Brave, the chapter book series Roscoe Riley Rules (#1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs), and The Buffalo Storm, a picture book. She is also the co-creator (with her husband, Michael Grant) of the Animorphs series (#1: The Invasion), a publishing […]