★ Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt ~ Probably my favorite middle grade book of all time. Not for the youngest or most reluctant readers, but the story and the characters and the writing are all amazing.

★ Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt ~ Probably my favorite middle grade book of all time. Not for the youngest or most reluctant readers, but the story and the characters and the writing are all amazing.

Middle Grade  A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice  5 Stars (Goodreads)

Middle Grade A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice 5 Stars (Goodreads)

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok.   This was an excellent read! Kwok's descriptions of Kim's life. Kim's misunderstanding of what her teachers and classmates are saying when she first starts school are really funny. Read the rest of my review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/491367180

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok. This was an excellent read! Kwok's descriptions of Kim's life. Kim's misunderstanding of what her teachers and classmates are saying when she first starts school are really funny. Read the rest of my review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/491367180

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool | LibraryThing. A great read for all ages!  - pfb. Historical Fiction, Mystery, 1930s, Small Town, Kansas, Great Depression, Drought, Dust Bowl,   Family History, Secrets

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool | LibraryThing. A great read for all ages! - pfb. Historical Fiction, Mystery, 1930s, Small Town, Kansas, Great Depression, Drought, Dust Bowl, Family History, Secrets

One of my students did a presentation on this book today, and I already love Avi, so I want to read it.  It's about a young immigrant living in NYC during the turn of the century.

City of Orphans

One of my students did a presentation on this book today, and I already love Avi, so I want to read it. It's about a young immigrant living in NYC during the turn of the century.

This book is unbelievable!  Every person alive should read it.  Easy read.  Fourth Grade reading level.  It doesn't matter if you are 46 or 4th grade.  Unbelievable book!!!

This book is unbelievable! Every person alive should read it. Easy read. Fourth Grade reading level. It doesn't matter if you are 46 or 4th grade. Unbelievable book!!!

If I Ever Get Out of Here | Eric Gansworth -- FIC GAN. YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults.

IF I EVER GET OUT OF HERE by Eric Gansworth – Reviewed by Nancy Bo Flood

If I Ever Get Out of Here | Eric Gansworth -- FIC GAN. YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults.

Still in progess...but SO good so far!     It's right up my alley for being a science nerd but still has enough STORY to keep you interested if you're not a nerd.

Still in progess...but SO good so far! It's right up my alley for being a science nerd but still has enough STORY to keep you interested if you're not a nerd.

Singularly unique. Told from the perspective of a 12 year old as the world begins to spin slower and lives go out of control.

The Age of Miracles: A Novel

Singularly unique. Told from the perspective of a 12 year old as the world begins to spin slower and lives go out of control.

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