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.

Feb. 14 Friday Links Library

Posted by on February 14, 2014.

Valentine’s Day/Nor’easter edition! Just got in from shoveling, so let’s start with a pick-me up:

  • Those kids reading aloud to shelter cats that went viral this week.
    The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, PA started a Book Buddies program when their program coordinator noticed her son preferred reading to a feline audience.