Hello everyone, I hope this new month is treating everyone well. Down here in New Zealand, the clocks have changed and our days are slightly longer. Summer is around the corner!! This next read is an inspirational graphic novel about a young African American boy and his adventures in a new school. If you remember your first day in a new one, then you, like me will surely relate with him. Have a read and find out…Continue reading “New kid by Jerry Craft”
Hi everyone, this lovely read caught my eye a few years ago and after reading it gave me a yearning to look into my own family history. Sadly, it will take me a little longer to find my own genealogy, but thanks to this book it got me interested in the subject. Hope it gives you the same spark of curiosity as it did me!! Have a read of a truly lovely story…Continue reading “The Laura Line by Crystal Allen”
Hello all, here is October’s last post. This week we meet up with a pair of friends who have to explore their school in search of a fabled treasure by following a set of cryptic clues. If you enjoy treasure-hunting books like these, well, you are in for a treat with the two books reviewed in this post!!Continue reading “Tuckernuck Books by Emily Fairlie”
Hi everyone, this week’s review is a unique story about what happens to a group of kids over the span of one night. And here’s the interesting part: each voice is written by a different author!! If this snippet is enough for you, then read on…Continue reading “Best Night Ever by Seven Different Authors”
Hello everyone, this week’s review is about another series of books I found. They have something special about them: they are all graphic novels. Set in a typical American middle school, we’re treated to a unique look into the daily lives of a group of tweens. If this has captured your attention because your ‘tween’ will read only graphics, then have a read of this delightful series!Continue reading “Awkward series by Svetlana Chmakova”
Hi everyone, this is not your average extra post. I want to bring to your attention something quite important in schools all over the world, an issue that we still battle to this day. I’m talking about bullying.Continue reading “Special post on Bullying”
Hi all, this second week’s post features a different middle school and another group of friends. These youngsters, however, are facing difficulties in communication, keeping alliances and more drama than you can imagine. If you like school stories where our heroes have to face a multitude of challenges to find themselves and fit in amongst all the others, then this is definitely for you!!Continue reading “Posted by John David Anderson”
Hi everyone, welcome to the first week of October!! For this month’s first post I will feature a trio of stories about a very special teacher and his students. I won’t get into too much detail but one thing you do need to know is that the story is told by all of the students!! If you enjoy school stories, then this should be your first one!!Continue reading “Mr Terupt series by Rob Buyea”
Hello everyone, this month I have decided to move onto funnier topics. Here in New Zealand the last school term of the year has begun and my niece is about to complete her first year of school. It’s amazing how fast the time has gone!! The fun and exciting stories she recounts to me always bring a smile to my face. So, in order to have a smile a week, why don’t you sit back and enjoy a selection of middle school stories this month!!
Hi everyone, I hope you found The Best Man as fascinating as I did. For this extra post I’ve included a few similar stories I had read and collected into my notebooks. These all feature young tweens who identify as either gay or transgender, not just a familiar adult or teacher. As my reading these days expand into different genres I can’t help but notice that there is a rise in LGBTIQ representation within tween and teen fiction. I know some people might find it difficult, but to me these stories are exceptionally well written. So, why not have a go and see what you can learn with these first few titles.