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Editor’s Note
Can I Have Another One? Series Books for Middle Grade Readers
Sylvia M. Vardell
Savvy librarians, teachers, parents, and grandparents already know the secret to growing readers: give kids the books they want, not the books we think they need. And for some young people, this may mean choices that we wouldn't normally consider; nonfiction over novels, audiobooks over print books, graphic novels instead of traditional novels. And many, many readers enjoy series books featuring favorite characters in adventure after adventure in shorter, readable formats. Read More
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