OwlCrate Jr Blog — Book Recommendations

Whatcha Reading? January 2023
Whatcha Reading? January 2023

After a well deserved break, Team OwlCrate is off to a strong reading start in 2023! Here are just a few of our favorite reads from January. We'd love to hear yours in the comments!

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OwlCrate Jr Backlist Reads: Animal Party!
OwlCrate Jr Backlist Reads: Animal Party!

This month’s backlist reads article is a celebration and exploration of various animals through these excellent eco fable, animal centred middle grade titles!

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10 Must-Listen Middle Grade Audiobooks for All Ages
10 Must-Listen Middle Grade Audiobooks for All Ages

Middle Grade stories are one of our absolute favourite genres of audiobooks - you definitely don’t have to be a middle grader to enjoy middle grade! 

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OwlCrate Jr Middle Grade Book-A-Like
OwlCrate Jr Middle Grade Book-A-Like

OwlCrate Jr Middle Grade "Book-A-Like" reading recommendations.

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The Top 11 Middle Grade Books We Read in 2022
The Top 11 Middle Grade Books We Read in 2022

The Best Middle Grade We Read in 2022* *In addition to all of our official OwlCrate Jr picks As bonafide professional bookworms, our team reads A LOT of books every year, in addition to the twelve new titles we get to build boxes around. As 2022 comes to an end, we wanted to highlight a few of our very favorite middle grade reads from the last year —newly published and backlist— that we believe deserve a spot on everyone's TBR list.  Get your wish lists and library cards ready!  In The Beautiful Country by Jane Kuo This semi-autobiographical novel in...

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OwlCrate Jr December Backlist
OwlCrate Jr December Backlist

OwlCrate Jr December Backlist  Not everyone celebrates Christmas, but one thing most of us share through the month of December is gathering with our families. With some time off of school and work, we can pause and spend some moments with those who mean the most to us. In that spirit my picks for this month’s Middle Grade Backlist Reads article celebrate all things family! Whether it’s your own family, found family, or blended, all these stories celebrate the places that we feel safest and those who always have our back.    To Read: The List of Things That Will...

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Helping Students tell a Story across Genres
Helping Students tell a Story across Genres

When we read a story today, how often does it stand alone? Words only? More likely we see slowly flickering photos to complement the story, hear an audio clip of a related interview or piece of music, or watch a video help tell the story we’re reading. 

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Whatcha Reading? October 2022
Whatcha Reading? October 2022

Team OwlCrate Jr's favorite middle grade reads of October 2022

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Jinxed! Reading Recommendations
Jinxed! Reading Recommendations

Take a look at these six book recommendation based on the OwlCrate Jr November 2022 theme, JINXED!

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Mission To Space: Reading Recommendations
Mission To Space: Reading Recommendations

Dive into these six out of this world stories to in anticipation of October's MISSION TO SPACE theme!

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Whatcha Reading? September 2022
Whatcha Reading? September 2022

Here's what the OwlCrate Jr team read and loved in September!

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