Two girls from opposite sides of the world meet and discover they have a lot to learn from each other.

The British publisher made children’s books popular; 100 years ago his name was suggested for a new U.S. prize.

  • Marylou Tousignant
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A potentially embarrassing mistake sparks a friendship between two middle-schoolers.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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Christina Li’s debut novel pairs middle-schoolers with very different interests.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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This summer’s eight middle-grade books focus on the power of friendship.

Mary Winn Heider’s “The Losers at the Center of the Galaxy” features a dad who has disappeared.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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Nikki Grimes, Linda Sue Park and Dwayne Reed offer a wide range in form and tone.

  • Abby McGanney Nolan
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Middle-grade novel in verse explores how a girl deals with criticism from other kids and her own mother.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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As a child in Cuba, Terry Catasús Jennings read “Treasure Island” and “Don Quixote.”

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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“The Year I Flew Away” features a Haitian girl who moves to New York and struggles to fit in.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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Tae Keller’s novel, which weaves Korean folklore into a story of growing up, earns the highest honor in children’s literature.

The author of more than 130 books tells of a rough youth, when he was often on his own.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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Rivalry with his own twin created stress. Illustrator Shannon Wright remembers friend drama.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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Christopher Paul Curtis’s “The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963” incorporates the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, it isn’t just a lesson about the civil rights movement.

Authors and reviewers share their favorite middle grade, nonfiction and picture books.

Rosanne Parry has been curious about the huge animals since she heard them as a child.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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John Rocco’s new book is filled with illustrations that help explain the daunting task.

  • Abby McGanney Nolan
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Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney’s latest collaboration is historical but timely.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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Fewer than 30 of the California birds existed in the 1980s. Now there are more than 450.

  • Abby McGanney Nolan
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Kids from 36 states and D.C. joined this year’s club and received a gift for bedtime reading.

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