Bet you can guess: Who's the writer and who's the (young-at-heart) sixth grade teacher?
Here on my author site, I've happily handed over my blog space to Louise Hopping (@HoppingReads), my sister, my two-time coauthor
, and an enthusiastic reading teacher at St. Michael School in Livonia, Michigan.
For two decades, Louise has been evaluating books for tweens (ages 10-12.5) for quality, classroom suitability, and kid appeal. She adds the best titles to her locally famous FREADom classroom library.
This Readalicious! blog is for tweens, parents of tweens, middle school teachers, and anyone else interested in putting good books in the hands and minds of tweens.
—Lorraine (the writer, on the left)
Authors, editors, publishers: YES, you are cordially invited to submit ARCs and review copies of books for tweens (ages 10 to 12.5), fiction and nonfiction, English language only.
Louise only reviews or lists books that she recommends and can add to her classroom lending library—meaning the book must be available in a print edition.
Send materials to:
Louise Hopping, Sixth Grade
c/o St. Michael School
Livonia, MI 48150
Across America on an Emigrant Train, J. Murphy
An American Plague, J, Murphy
The Book Thief, M. Zusak (for mature kids)
Bud, Not Buddy, C.P. Curtis
The Cardturner, L. Sachar
The Cats of Roxville Station, J. Craighead Moore
Chains and Forge (Seeds of America), L. Halse Anderson
The Clockwork Three, M. Kirby
The Giver, L. Lowry
The Graveyard Book, N. Gaiman
Every Soul a Star, W. Mass
The Icefall, M. Kirby
Ida B., Katherine Kannigan
Fever 1793, L. Halse Anderson
The Great Fire, J. Murphy
Gregor the Overlander, S. Collins
Hatchet, G. Paulsen
Hey! Listen to This! J. Trelease
Holes, L. Sachar
Honus and Me, D. Gutman
The Ink Drinker, E. Sanvoisin
Invasion of the Road Weenies, D. Lubar
Last Newspaper Boy in America, S. Corbett
Last Shot (first in a sports mystery series), J. Feinstein
Lincon, by R. Freedman
The Lorax, Dr. Seuss
Moon Over Manifest, C. Vanderpool
Number the Stars, L. Lowry
Oh, Yikes! History's Grossest, Wackiest Moments, J. Masoff and T. Sirrell
Operation Yes, S.L. Holmes
The Pigman, P. Zindal
Rascal, S. North
Read All About It, J. Trelease
Sideways Stories from Wayside School, L. Sachar
Splendors and Glooms, L. Schlitz
Stormbreaker, A. Horowitz
Tangerine, E. Bloor
There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom, L. Sachar
The Watch That Ends the Night, A. Wolf
Whales on Stilts, M.T. Anderson
Woods Runner, G. Paulsen
Wonder, R.J. Palacio
A World Without Fish, by M. Kurlansky
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