Taste a Title: for Middle Grade Readers

Taste a Title

This video series is a chance for middle-grade readers to find something new to read. Each title is available for free online.

To access each title, click on Junior Library Guild from our Free Online Teen Resources page, scroll & click on "Middle School Stream." Search for by title.

Latest Episode: The House in Poplar Wood by K.E. Ormsbee

Taste a Title: The House in Poplar Wood by K. E. Ormsbee

This video series is a chance for middle-grade readers to find something new to read. Each title is available for free online. This week, Miss Tricia reads a brief excerpt from the title "The House in Poplar Wood" by K. E. Orsmbee, a fantasy novel with friendship, family, and some scary elements for grades 5 through 8.To access this title, click on Junior Library Guild from our website (https://winona.lib.mn.us/teens/free-online-teen-resources/), scroll & click on "Middle School Stream." Then, search the title, "The House in Poplar Wood."

Posted by Winona Public Library on Friday, April 24, 2020

Taste a Title Episode Archive:

Taste a Title #1 (link to video) The Knockout by K.A. Holt
Taste a Title #2 (link to video) Language of Spells by Garret Weyr
Taste a Title #3 (link to video) The House in Poplar Wood by K.E. Ormsbee

 

Free Online Teen Resources

*Please note that some of these resources have been provided free of charge for a limited time only during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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