Please join us Monday nights at 9pm EST on Twitter for great conversations between educators, librarians, and authors about how to get great books into the hands of middle grade readers!

If you have an idea for a topic centered around supporting children’s reading lives and celebrating MG books and would like to co-host an upcoming #MGBookChat, please contact us on Twitter (@corrinaaallen, @kmcmac74 or @jarrett_lerner)

Here is a list of our upcoming chats and topics.

Did you miss #MGBookChat? Never fear! Elementary teacher librarian Laurie Hnatiuk (on Twitter at @lhnatiuk) has got you covered! Laurie has used Wakelet to archive our chats, and so you can now peruse them at your leisure. Just click on the links below to access the Wakelet for that particular chat.

A big THANK YOU to Laurie for putting in the work to make this great resource available to us all!

#MGBookChat August 6, 2018 — “Building Book Access in Book Deserts”

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#MGBookChat August 13, 2018 — “Back to School with #MGBookChat”

_Back to School_ with #MGBookChatAugust 13, 2018 at 9 pm ESTHosts_ @mbiehl1 & @kirstenbiehlQ1_ As we begin a new school year, what books are you most excited to book talk to your students_Q2_ How do you get to know y.png

#MGBookChat August 20, 2018 — “The Importance of Immigrant & Refugee Stories”

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#MGBookChat August 27, 2018 — “Back to School Reads”

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#MGBookChat September 3, 2018 — “Teachers and Public Librarians: Supporting Each Other”

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#MGBookChat September 10, 2018 — “Ending Gendered Labels of Middle Grade Books”

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#MGBookChat September 17, 2018 — “Mental Health and Middle Grade Books”

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#MGBookChat September 24, 2018 — “Teacher-Librarian-Author Collaboration”

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#MGBookChat October 1, 2018 — “Teachers as Readers”


#MGBookChat October 15, 2018 — “Middle Grade Spooktacular: Why Scary Stories Matter”

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#MGBookChat October 22, 2018 — “Words, Words, Words: Building a Love for Language with MG Books”

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#MGBookChat October 29, 2018 — “Taboo Roll Call: Does Anything Go Now?”

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#MGBookChat November 19, 2018 — “Knock, Knock! Who’s There? It’s A Middle Grade Humor #MGBookChat!”

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#MGBookChat December 3, 2018 — “Deeper Themes and Tough Topics in Harry Potter”

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#MGBookChat December 10, 2018 — “Teaching with Harry Potter”

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#MGBookChat January 7, 2019 — “Reading Insights: Reflecting on 2018 and Looking Ahead to 2019”

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#MGBookChat January 14, 2019 — “Defining the Gap between MG and YA”

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#MGBookChat January 21, 2019 — “Writing From Life!”

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#MGBookChat January 28, 2019 — Engaging Not-Yet-Hooked Readers Through Read-Alouds

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#MGBookChat February 4, 2019 — Comics: Our Super Power to Reach Readers

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