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Library Chicken Update :: Top 10 Kids/Young Adult Books Read in 2017

Library Chicken Update :: Top 10 Kids/Young Adult Books Read in 2017

Suzanne picks the best 10 children's and young adult books she crossed off her TBR list in 2017 in this Library Chicken roundup.

HSL Book Deal of the Day 5.27.17: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

Suzanne was raving about this series at lunch this week (and I don't want to spoil anything, but it might feature in her next Library Chicken update), so I can't not share that Volume 1 is bargain-priced for the Kindle right now. Squirrel Girl is a smart, feminist, awesome superhero who adventures are pure, hilarious fun. Can't wait to read it myself!

(Hey, are you a fan of the daily book deal? Leave a comment—we've been doing them for a couple of weeks and want to be sure we're not cluttering up the blog with stuff you don't want to see!)

We're highlighting our picks for best book deal of the day on the blog, but you can always find our favorite Kindle book deals here.


HSL Book Deal of the Day 5.24.17: El Deafo

El Deafo
By Cece Bell

Being different isn't always easy. When Cece Bell loses her hearing, she has to learn how to navigate the world in all new ways, including wearing a cutting-edge 1970s hearing aid and figuring out how to make friends when she can't always hear what people are saying—or when she hears too much. Cece is a likable, friendly character, and her story—part memoir, part graphic novel—is one that almost every middle schooler can relate to. This is one of the graphic novels designed specifically for the Kindle, so you don't have to worry about weird formatting issues.

We're highlighting our picks for best book deal of the day on the blog, but you can always find our favorite Kindle book deals here.


HSL Book Deal of the Day 5.17.17: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

In this web comic-turned-novel in cartoons, 7th grader Greg Heffley recounts the trials and tribulations of middle school life in his definitely-not-a-diary. Think of it as a hybrid novel-slash-comic book, and enjoy the delightfully goofy humor. This book isn't intellectually challenging, but it can be a great door-opener for reluctant readers. (In fact, it can be such a lightbulb book that we have people regularly asking us what to read next.

We're highlighting our picks for best book deal of the day on the blog, but you can always find our favorite Kindle book deals here.

Homeschool Gift Guide: Everybody Needs Books!

Homeschool Gift Guide: Everybody Needs Books!

The “something to read” is always my favorite part of shopping. I can’t buy all the books for my own family, so here’s a roundup of fabulous titles for many ages and interests.

At Home with the Editors: January Rewind

At Home with the Editors: January Rewind

Living books to inspire a reluctant reader, learning how to take notes, and other stuff that's happening in our high school right now.