If You’re a Parent and…You Wonder Why Audubon is Cool

Posted by on November 10, 2015.

I admit that I am one of those adults who enjoys reading middle level and young adult books. I think of it as prep work for recommending books to my second grader or CLiF program attendees.

Three of my recent favorite books with teenager main characters have been One Came Home by Amy Timberlake, Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt, and The True Blue Scouts of the SugarMan Swamp by Kathi Appelt*.

Middle Ground: Making Noise in the Library

Posted by on April 28, 2014.

Essex Free Library DCF book group

Every couple of months, I meet and discuss books with a group of some of the most critical and thoughtful readers I know. They’re insightful, articulate, and extremely smart. They’re also in grades 4 through 8.

 

They are members of the Essex Free Library’s Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Discussion Group, and each time we meet, we discuss a book from the DCF list.