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Guest Post: Pride Month Middle Grade Recommendations

OwlCrate Jr rep @tracycatherinereads gives us her middle grade book recommendations for Pride month!

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Interview with the Author: Sam Subity

Interview with the Sam Subity, author of The Last Shadow Warrior—featured book from the May 2021 'Sagas & Swords' OwlCrate Jr box.

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'The Last Shadow Warrior' Read-Along: Chapters 19 - 29 [End]

Welcome to day 3 of our read along for The Last Shadow Warrior by Sam Subity. As our story comes to a close, secrets are revealed, battles ensue, but Abby’s adventure is far from over.

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'The Last Shadow Warrior' Read-Along: Chapters 11 - 18

Welcome back, Vikings, to Day 2 of our The Last Shadow Warrior read along! Abby and Co. have battled monsters, bullies, and the epic sport of knattleikr. What else awaits them in their quest?

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'The Last Shadow Warrior' Read-Along: Chapters 1 - 10

Welcome, Vikings, to Day 1 of our read-along for The Last Shadow Warrior by Sam Subity! Grab your axes and swords as we follow Abby on an adventure of mythical proportions.

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May 2021 'SAGAS & SWORDS' Unboxing!

Become the stuff of legends with our May 2021 'SAGAS & SWORDS' box, featuring an action-packed (and hilarious) story all about modern Vikings and, of course, Norse Mythology!

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Whatcha Reading: May 2021

Here’s some of Team OwlCrate Jr’s favourite middle grade books that we read in May.

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‘Legendary Courage’ Word Search
‘Legendary Courage’ Word Search

Learn about the criaturas, brujas y brujos, and curanderas that make up the exciting world of 'Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls' with this printable word search and glossary!

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Everything You Need to Know About June 2021's 'Wondrous Worlds' Theme
Everything You Need to Know About June 2021's 'Wondrous Worlds' Theme

OwlCrate Jr's June 2021 theme is "WONDROUS WORLDS"! Here is what you can expect to find inside...

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'Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls' Readalong: Chapters 16 - 29 [End]
'Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls' Readalong: Chapters 16 - 29 [End]

Welcome back to our readalong of Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera!

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'Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls' Readalong: Chapters 1 - 15
'Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls' Readalong: Chapters 1 - 15

Welcome, readers, to day one of the readalong for Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera!

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