Middle Ground: Why Are Middle-Grade Books So Sad?

Posted by on January 6, 2015.

Girl reading a sad book

I recently recommended a book to Mary (not her real name), a twelve year-old girl who regularly comes to the library. Mary and I talk about books a lot, and she’s always seemed to like the books I’ve suggested. On this particular visit, I encouraged her to read what I thought was a pretty hilarious book.

March 14 Friday Links Library

Posted by on March 14, 2014.

Happy Friday!

We’re digging out after Vulcan dumped two feet of fresh snow over Vermont. Which means all this weekend we’ll be doing our two favorite activities: reading and skiing.

Here are some clips from the last two weeks.

Meredith found a lot happening in Ohio to help third graders pass reading tests:

  • When more than half of Columbus, Ohio third graders scored below proficient on the Ohio Achievement Assessment tests, the schools enlisted parents to help (and, we hope, to love reading together).