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Middle Grade LGBTQIA+ Books for Pride Month

Read on for just some of the incredible books that have come out in the past year that features, focuses, and highlights stories of LGBTQIA+ kids and their families!

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Amazing Summer 2022 Middle Grade Releases

Let’s look ahead to all the incredible books coming our way this summer 2022 season.

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The cover of the Magic in Bloom June 2020 OwlCrate Jr magazine is shown floating amid blooming pink cherry blossoms. The cover shows a green plant dragon being watered by a floating watering can.
Naturally Curious and Creative

With summer right around the corner, revisit some of our favorite Creativity Corner activities inspired by the great outdoors!

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Gone Campin'! — Book Recommendations

Ahh, summer. A time to relax, to read, and if you’re anything like the protagonists in these six book recommendations, attend a summer camp. Read on for some great book recs!

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'The Mirrorwood' Book Club: Day 3 [End]

What a wild ride! Welcome back to the third and final book club read-along for The Mirrorwood by Deva Fagan. I absolutely loved this story and I’m so excited to hear what you all think about it as well.

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Everything You Need To Know About June's 'CAMPFIRE STORIES' Theme!

OwlCrate Jr's June 2022 theme is CAMPFIRE STORIES! Here is what you can expect to find inside . . .

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'The Mirrorwood' Book Club: Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of our Book Club Read-Along of The Mirrorwood by Deva Fagan!

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'The Mirrorwood' Book Club: Day 1

It’s time for day 1 of the OwlCrate Jr Book Club Read-Along for our April 2022 book, The Mirrorwood by Deva Fagan!

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April 2022 'TWISTED TALES' Magazine

Ready yourself to enter an enchanted wood where nothing is what it seems in our April 2022 TWISTED TALES OwlCrate Jr box. Take a look in our April magazine for an author interview, a word search, and more!

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10 Middle Grade Books for Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month where we shine a spotlight on the importance of caring for every person’s mental health and we’ve put together a list of just a few of the middle grade books available that discuss mental illnesses. Take a look to get started.

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Marvelous Matriarchs in Middle Grade

In celebration of Mother's Day, we're taking a look at just a few of our favorite moms, grandmothers, and caregivers that make up the world of middle grade.

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