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April 17 is Support Teen Literature Day, part of National Library Week 2014. The honorary… Read More

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Find the Book That Suits Your Mood with #EmojiReads!

Finding the right thing to read depends a lot on your mood. Sometimes you need a laugh or two, sometimes you’re craving a spooky scare, and sometimes you just want to curl up with a book and have a good, satisfying cry. That’s why the Middle Schoolers offer is introducing #emojiReads!

Starting in September, you can find our top picks for what’s

frightening , romantic , or silly  ,

along with our Tearjerker of the Month , Almost Home, which comes with a pack of tissues. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you!)

In Almost Home, from Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer, 12-year-old Sugar and her mom find themselves suddenly homeless. They decide to move to Chicago for a fresh start, but it isn’t easy, and soon Sugar’s mom has a breakdown. Sugar finds herself in foster care—and she’s worried not only about her mother, but about what will happen to her beloved rescue dog, Shush.

Luckily, Sugar has an outlet for all of her feelings and fears: writing. She soon learns to pour her heart out into her poetry, and it helps her learn that while she may find herself in unfortunate circumstances, all she can do is try to handle herself with grace, good humor, and dignity.

To discover which books might match your current reading mood, check out the #emojiReads section of the September Middle Schoolers flyer from Scholastic Reading Club!

 

Bio About Author: Sean is a managing copywriter for the Scholastic Reading Club print catalogs. An all-around entertainment junkie, Sean also DJs in his spare time.

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