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The Magic Faraway Tree | by Enid Blyton | my pick for this months #littlelitbookseries theme "books that take you places" is this beloved, dog eared, well read 1980's copy of probably the most magical book I consumed as a child. A quick climb up the tree, dodging the Dame Wash A Lot, meant the most fabulous of retro adventures, weird and wonderful visits to the land of goodies, or do-what-you-please. Only after you finish your chores of course... Check out these awesome accounts for their picks:
@averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @thekaleidoscopeca @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla
#thelittlebookcollector #themagicfarawaytree #enidblyton #retroreads

It's landmarks month at the #littlelitbookseries, and I knew it was the perfect time to break out @gregpizzoli's NYC Skyline Playset. Pair this with his My Little Cities series--written by Jennifer Adams, pubbed by @chroniclebooks. 🍎

Be sure to check out the rest of our lineup for more favorites:

@averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @thekaleidoscopeca @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla

Have you ever dreamed of exploring Canada from coast to coast? Annie and her dog Carson drive from Tofino to Labrador in the most adorable little yellow car in this descriptive picture that celebrates the diverse landscapes of our home and native land. 🇨🇦 It has us all extra excited for our road trip this summer (even if it's only Calgary -> Tofino) for more great travel book picks check out the #littlelitbookseries crew: @averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @thekaleidoscopeca @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla

"A great friendship is like a great work of art. It takes time and attention, and a spark of something that is impossible to describe."
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This month, the #littlelitbookseries is diving into the world of middle grade. I have a soft spot in my heart for this genre of #kidlit as I have many fond memories of reading great books at this impressionable age and it's the shelf on which I hope to someday soon find a home as a children's author. There are so many great middle grade titles, both classic and contemporary.
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Today, I'm sharing a two-fer: a middle grade mystery / tale of an unlikely friendship between boy and beetle AND her sister chapter book companion series for slightly younger readers. MASTERPIECE, by Elise Broach, follows the adventures of eleven-year-old James and Marvin, a beetle. The pair ends up trying to return stolen art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Spot illustrations by Kelly Murphy add a nostalgic element to Broach's storytelling. Readers who are bridging the gap to longer texts would enjoy the chapter books (first book in the series pictured in green).
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Looking for more middle grade recommendations? Don't miss other selections by the crew. Simply click on the #littlelitbookseries hashtag or any of the following IG handles all month long:
@averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @secretsocietyofbooks @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla

For the month of August, the #littlelitbookseries is making a slight departure from their regular focus on picture books and shining a light on all kinds of middle grade literature instead. Being one of those adults who absolutely loves to read middle grade novels (and is constantly trying to convince other adults to join me!), I couldn't be happier about this month's theme.

The only problem? Narrowing down my many favorites. In the end, I went with a series that practically shouts SUMMER: The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall features the adventures of four sisters. Although the first one was published just twelve years ago, in 2005, the books have been called classic for good reason--they have a timeless feel that will serve them well for many decades to come.

My personal favorite, and the one that feels quintessentially summer, is The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, which is the third in the series. It takes place on the coast of Maine, and I promise you, you won't be able to read it without feeling desperate to go there yourself.
I'm anxiously awaiting the fifth and final installment in the series, which is due to come out sometime in the next year.

There are many more great middle grade books being featured today and the rest of this month at the following accounts:
@averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @secretsocietyofbooks @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla

❤️My favorite picture book (and story) of 2016! Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt De La Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson about a boy CJ and his grandma discovering the beauty and wonder of their colorful and vibrant neighborhood. Excited to share this as part of this months #littlelitbookseries See some other great stories loved by these awesome kids bookstagrammers too! @averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @readtome @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @thekaleidoscopeca @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla

Curious Constructions written by #MichaelHearst illustrated by #MattJohnstone | Landmarks is what we're talkin' bout over at #littlelitbookseries and I have just the book! “A peculiar portfolio of fifty fascinating structures” says the title, and indeed it is.
An illustrated and in depth look at 50 incredible structures that will make your traveling bucket list roughly 50 places longer.
The curation is perfect and has everything from the life size Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter built entirely out of legos (5,335,200 bricks to be exact) to the great Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudi. Pictured is a list of the giant sculptures of Paul Bunyan and his trusty blue buffalo spread all over. We were able to see one last summer in the Redwoods and it was RAD!
The writing is informative but has a fantastic amount tongue and cheek.
Another amazing non fiction book that will teach as much as it will entertain. #TheReadingNinja

We're so excited about this month's #littlelitbookseries theme of Middle Grade books because that means we get to share one of our favorite classic #middlegrade reads, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle!
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Humor mixed with charm and magic is always a winning combination.
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We're just breaking into this genre and the recommendations by our fellow bibliophiles are wish list worthy. Check them out at these accounts: @averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @littlelitbookseries @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @secretsocietyofbooks @sunlitpages @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla

Oh look what @thekaleidoscopeca posted as her #littlelitbookseries This Peter Brown chapter book will be in our third #bookclubforkids in August, and is available in store now! More on this over on Kellie's feed! #collagecollageclasses #readsomethinggreat

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Reminiscing over this beautiful, award-winning book. Hard to believe it's been out in the world almost a year already! #tbt

Repost @writesinla For our #littlelitbookseries landmarks theme, I give you Journey, Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West. The last wolf in California was hunted in 1924, so when an Oregon wolf that scientists were studying left its pack and headed south on its own, the west watched. Journey, named by two children in a contest, traveled almost 2,000 miles for three years, sometimes in California, until finally finding a mate and settling in southern Oregon, with its pack. Wolves were basically extinct in the US until some were released in Yellowstone in 1966, and those wolves started to migrate. This story is about a landmark event in the natural world, and tracks the western wilderness as well. ™@writesinla

"One rainbow mermaid with a tail of shimmering blue..." 🌈🌺 #therainbowmermaidsofhawaii • • • • • • •
Thank you @bbookshilo for having us! We feel so honored to have been the first event in your new (and beautiful!) location. It was such a fun event + talk story ... as always in friendly #hilo! 📚
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August 21st will bring a great deal of excitement to the 🇺🇸USA as the country will experience its first total 🙈🌞solar eclipse since 1979. The path of totality will spread from Oregon on the west coast across the country to South Carolina in the east. To prepare for this truly great natural 💫phenomenon, we are continuing exploring our 🌌Cosmos unit study.
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📚 Discover a book with empty black pages which come "alive" when viewed with the "magical"🔦light -torch! Find out why Saturn, the Gas Giant could float in the ocean 🌊 and more😉
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Any 📚 book you may suggest that caught your attention❓
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. 👀See details about what we are 📖reading and puzzles Adrian is enjoying on my blog's post "🌌COSMOS Unit Study" 💻👉🏻 http://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/2017/07/space-solar-system-study-science-montessori.html 💖.
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Happy #bookloversday 🌈📚! Big Island, HI followers keep reading for a fun event 🏝⠀⠀
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Join us at @bbookshilo new location for an Author/Illustrator event with #GillMcBarnet this #Saturday! She will be reading from her book "The Rainbow Mermaids of Hawaii," as well as #HokuTheSealsThreeWishes. 🌺 There will be photo opportunities for the #keiki with a rainbow #mermaid with a tail of shimmering blue! Click on the link in bio for details ... looking forward to seeing you there 🤙🏼
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SPF initiative... a very nice booklet for bringing awareness to the little ones :) #kidlit #readforlife #childrensbooks #raisingareader#booksforkids#littlelitbookseries#whatareyoureadingsg #readingnationsg

"Goodnight to the 🌜 and 🌟🌟🌟, shining way up high.
Goodnight to the fragrant 🌼🌺🌸 framing a blue-black sky." ~ #TheGoodnightGecko
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(Swipe ⬅️!) Also, a big #Mahalo to everyone who came to our event last Saturday at #MakawaoLibrary! 🦎🐬☀️
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Our theme for the #littlelitbookseries this month is middle grade novels. There are so many I considered posting, both contemporary kidlit and classics. There are many special books that have captured the readers in my school library and inspired them to eagerly recommend to a friend, but I thought I would flashback to one of my favourite novels from my own childhood - Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards (yes, that Julie Andrews). I lived just a few blocks from the public library and spent my summers checking out books, reading them in a few days and returning for more. I don't remember a lot about all the books I read, but the images from this one are crystal clear in my mind. Mandy climbing over the orphanage wall, and spotting the little cottage in the distance, creeping in and marvelling at the seashell walls, the way she tended to the garden and brought it alive again, and tidied and mended the cobwebbed cottage. I have recommended this sweet and simple story to many students and for the right child, this is a perfect book. It has stayed with me into adulthood - I loved Mandy's awe at the natural world and her sense of making a place a home. I know I thought of it when we bought our house and I saw our garden (though I'll never have one as pretty as this cover!). Anyone else love orphan fiction as a child? It seemed to me I would have the best adventures if only I could live in an orphanage or with some long lost relative..... Check out more great picks from my bookish friends: @averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @secretsocietyofbooks @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla

This month on #littlelitbookseries the theme is #middlegrade books - my favorite! I thought I'd show what my own middle grade reader is up to - she's knee deep in the St. Clare's series by Enid Blyton. This collection of 9 books details the rioting hijinks of a bunch of British schoolchildren at their boarding school. Midnight feasts, jolly hockey sticks, warring head prefects, everything you ever imagined about boarding school life (in a fun way) is in here! My kiddo is on Book 4, and has been loving each one.

For more middle grade selections, please see my friends: @averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @welovebookworms @jsyamsek @kidlitbookaday @writesinla @picturethisbook @live_read_write @teeandpenguin @ourbookbag @thekaleidoscopeca @littlebooksbigworld @sunlitpages @readtome @thereadingninja @thelittlebookcollector

"There is magic in starlight, of course. This is well known. Moonlight, however. That is a different story. Moonlight IS magic. Ask anyone you like." ✨
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I've been working my way through some middle-grade fiction this summer (you can see my book stack from a few posts back) and THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON is simply enchanting. A witch saves baby Luna from certain death and mistakenly feeds her moonlight instead of starlight. The baby becomes "enmagicked" and, as she grows, her powers begin to emerge. While there are multiple plot lines and characters to follow, they all coincide as Luna sets out to better understand herself and her place in the world. Full of fantasy and adventure, this 2017 Newberry Award Winner is sure to become a classic. (Ages 10+)
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If you're searching for other middle grade fiction, be sure to visit my #littlelitbookseries friends for more suggestions. @averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @secretsocietyofbooks @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla
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#middlegradefiction #booksforkids #readtome #readaloud #readingismagic #keepreading #20minutesaday #chapterbooks #TheGirlWhoDrankTheMoon #KellyBarnhill #NewberryMedal

Warren the 13th by #TaniaDelRio illustrated by #WillStaehle | This months #littlelitbookseries theme is middle grade books. #TheReadingNinja is nearly there but not quite. With lots of pictures within the text this one fits his (non-intimidating) bill and has become a recent favorite. I’ve been recommending this one to a lot of people lately.
The first of a series (2 so far) is the story of Warren, the 13th a small 11 year old boy who helps keep up a hotel thats been in his family for 13 generations. His uncle and evil step-aunt are the owners until Warren comes of age. But what you will eagerly learn as the book unfolds is the mysterious past of this enchanted hotel. Full of secrets, creatures, and a step-aunt who is after the magical all seeing eye that's hidden somewhere on the grounds. Warren is lovable, loyal, and a fantastic protagonist you'll be rooting for from the beginning. And let's not forget mentioning the incredible quality of this gorgeously made book. The illustrations and attention to detail are stunning and bountiful. The hard embossed and gold leafed cover alone will make you want to add this gem to your collection. #Middlegrade winner 👊#quirkbooks

"Corinne La Mer's heart beat like wild drums as she ran through the forest." So begins The Jumbies by @traceybaptistewrites. I finally read this one and it's a wonderfully creepy adventure story, perfect for a summer night, that draws from Caribbean folklore and explores ideas of difference, nature, and understanding others' perspectives. Now I want to read the sequel, out in September! This is my#littlelitbookseries middle grade pick for the month.

We're so excited about this month's #littlelitbookseries theme of Middle Grade books because that means we get to share one of our favorite classic #middlegrade reads, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle!
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Humor mixed with charm and magic is always a winning combination.
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We're just breaking into this genre and the recommendations by our fellow bibliophiles are wish list worthy. Check them out at these accounts: @averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @littlelitbookseries @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @secretsocietyofbooks @sunlitpages @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla

Storytime, a wonderful compilation of stories in a magazine and it give reading stories a fresh new feeling :) #kidlit #readforlife #childrensbooks #raisingareader#booksforkids#littlelitbookseries#whatareyoureadingsg #readingnationsg

Another great find, totally captivating!
how to get your teacher ready by Jean Reagan #kidlit #readforlife #childrensbooks #raisingareader#booksforkids#littlelitbookseries#whatareyoureadingsg #readingnationsg

We're huge fans of #middlegrade books, so I'm thrilled that this underrated segment of books is this month's theme for the #littlelitbookseries. We've featured many of the fantastic new #mglit titles in the last couple of years, so I thought I'd go with this modern classic today. Naturally the "Book" in the title was what made me randomly pick this out from the library shelf when it was first published in 2005 — but I was so glad I did, because it blew my socks off with its originality, dark humour and heart. Of course, there is so much I have forgotten about the story — which is probably the perfect reason to read it again, right? And oh, that opening page (swipe to see!) is simply sublime. Let me know your thoughts if you've read this one! 💀📖#thebookthief #markuszusak #middlegradebooks #ireadmg #middlegradefiction #ptmiddlegradebooks #childrensbook #kidsbookstagram #picturethisbook

I have been doing a lot of reading this summer, and so I was excited when the #littlelitbookseries chose #middlegrade for our monthly share. There are so many great ones to choose from but I'm going with The Unicorn In The Barn.
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11 year old Eric Harper is sitting in his tree house when he spots what he thinks is a white deer with a coat that shimmers like pearls. He follows the animal to a barn that was once owned by his family. The new owner turns out to be a doctor but not just any doctor, a doctor to magical animals. There are so many big feelings in this book. The thrill of a first job, new friendships, dad's that aren't big on hugs, and there is loss but there is also new life.
A tender and magical debut by #JacquelineKOgburn illustrated by #RebeccaGreen.
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I have been following @rebeccagreenillustration career for some time, so it was thrilling to finally see her art in one of my favourite forms, books! .
This book is a perfect family read aloud. My 8 year old and I read it separately, and I'm saving it for the Fall to read aloud with my 7 and 5 year old. I can't wait to introduce them to this magic.
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Age: 8-12

Hello August! We're reading #middlegrade books for this month's theme in our #littlelitbookseries. For those of you who want to read a feel-good book, you've gotta check out Counting by 7s written by Holly Goldberg Sloan. Not only does the front cover draw you in but it's filled with winsome characters who captivate the heart.

I immediately felt in love with Willow Chance, a unique 12 year old, who faces unexpected adversity. Her inner strength and resilience are both inspiring and commendable. And the strangers she encounters along way, prove that there is still goodness is this world. It makes me appreciate all of those, whom I call friends and family. I even appreciate the simple acquaintances and encounters that would usually go unnoticed from my day to day.
For more recommendations from my fellow kid-lit lovers, peep out these accounts:
@littlelitbookseries @averyandaugustine @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @secretsocietyofbooks @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla

You’ve got some lazy days of summer left, right? Spend it with this book. It is one of my faves of the year—maybe a fave of ever? Four kids—Virgil, Valencia, Kaori, and Chet—slip right in and around and through each other’s lives. They’re not quite friends. Some start as strangers. But their worlds collide, and wasn’t that what was meant to be all along?

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Be sure to check out the rest of our #littlelitbookseries lineup (It’s #middlegrademonth!) for more favorites:

@averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @secretsocietyofbooks @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla

August is #middlegrade month for us at #littlelitbookseries. If you read any book this month with your upper graders before the school year starts, let it be this one.
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Two fifth graders from totally different backgrounds don't share too much in common—at first. Ravi has just moved to America from India. Joe has APD (auditory processing disorder) and is subject to misunderstandings and difficulties in communicating. Save Me a Seat chronicles their story of standing up to one of the most intimidating bullies in their class and devising a plan to stop him over the course of a week. Each chapter alternates between Ravi's and Joe's perspectives. It's an exceptional story about friendship, acceptance and how assumptions are often wrong. And how "it's possible for a couple of zebras to outsmart a crocodile." It's relatable on so many levels. Glossaries and recipes from both characters are included in the back. A must-read.
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Save Me a Seat was collaboratively written by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadajaran, and was published by Scholastic (@scholasticinc).
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For more notable middle grade books, check in at @littlelitbookseries throughout the month and head over to see other favorites of ours today:
@averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @secretsocietyofbooks @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla

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