All about YA today.
Because our focus is on kids from birth through age 12, we give away more board, picture, early chapter, and middle grade books than we do YA. But we do keep some on our shelves, we read it, and we keep our antennae up for what’s happening.
Up until Saturday morning, I had about 10 boxes of books sitting in my living room and dozens of middle grade and young adult books scattered throughout my house. I had a pile of books to read when I was upstairs, a pile of books to read when I was downstairs, a pile of books on my nightstand.
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.
CLiF is delighted to welcome Caitlin Corless to our blog roster. Caitlin’s blog, Middle Ground, will focus on middle grade and young adult book recommendations, award and conference coverage, and more.
I was one of those kids who secretly stayed up past her bedtime and read books under her blanket with a flashlight.
When I was a kid there was a vacant field in the middle of our block. It was a place from which almost all of us could hear our mothers calling when it was time for dinner, but it was hidden away just enough that we could pretend we didn’t.