#BookADayMay 2021

Book a Day May at Middle Grade Carousel. Learn more at Elymnifoquent.com.

It’s become something of a tradition for me and my mom, CJ, to host our very own #BookADayMay reading challenge via our book blog, Middle Grade Carousel. This is a fun way to get a jump on those year-long reading goals and get a little extra reading in before the summer heat hits!

Book a Day May at Middle Grade Carousel. Learn more at Elymnifoquent.com.

Want to play? Learn more about #BookADayMay and download our handy graphics over at Middle Grade Carousel.

  • Photograph features the book VIOLET MACKEREL'S BRILLIANT PLOT by Anna Branford
  • Photograph features the book SNAPDRAGON by Kat Leyh
  • Photograph features the book TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING by Judy Blume
  • Photograph features the book MORNING GIRL by Michael Dorris
  • Photograph features the book MIGHTY JACK AND THE GOBLIN KING by Ben Hatke
  • Photograph features the book THE YEAR OF THE BOOK by Andrea Cheng
  • Photograph features the book THE WITCH BOY by Molly Knox Ostertag
  • Photograph features the book THE LAST HOLIDAY CONCERT by Andrew Clements
  • Photograph features the book YORICK AND BONES by Jeremy Tankard & Hermione Tankard
  • Photograph of the book A GRAIN OF RICE by Helena Clare Pittman
  • Photograph features the book UNGIFTED by Gordon Korman
  • Photograph features the book WHEN THE CIRCUS CAME TO TOWN by Laurence Yep
  • Photograph features the book CLICK by Kayla Miller
  • Photograph features the book MASTERS OF DISASTER by Gary Paulsen
  • Photograph features the book TUNE IT OUT by Jamie Sumner
  • Photograph features the book SPACE BOY by Stephen McCranie
  1. Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot by Anna Branford
  2. Snapdragon by Kat Leyh
  3. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  4. Morning Girl by Michael Dorris
  5. Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke
  6. The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng
  7. The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag
  8. The Last Holiday Concert by Andrew Clements
  9. Yorick and Bones by Jeremy Tankard & Hermione Tankard
  10. A Grain of Rice by Helena Clare Pittman
  11. Ungifted by Gordon Korman
  12. When the Circus Came to Town by Laurence Yep
  13. Click by Kayla Miller
  14. Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulsen
  15. Tune it Out by Jamie Sumner
  16. Space Boy: Vol 1. by Stephen McCranie
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Rainbow Week 2021 – Black & White

"The two-story shop's walls were covered floor to ceiling with bookshelves and autographed black-and-white photographs of famous magicians. Every surface was cluttered with magical items of every sort: crystal balls, decks of cards, top hats, wands, capes, and even a human skull." -The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris
"The two-story shop's walls were covered floor to ceiling with bookshelves and autographed black-and-white photographs of famous magicians. Every surface was cluttered with magical items of every sort: crystal balls, decks of cards, top hats, wands, capes, and even a human skull." -The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

Share your favorite black & white books, quotes, and more for Rainbow Week!

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Rainbow Week 2021 – Purple

"Trolzor, the barkeep, had given Mulrox the notebook as a surprise a few months ago. The tiny book was wrapped in purple fabric and, on the front, was a toad outlined in gold. It was so lovely he hesitated each time before writing in it, afraid to screw it up with his messy ideas." -Mulrox and the Malcognitos by Kerelyn Smith
"Trolzor, the barkeep, had given Mulrox the notebook as a surprise a few months ago. The tiny book was wrapped in purple fabric and, on the front, was a toad outlined in gold. It was so lovely he hesitated each time before writing in it, afraid to screw it up with his messy ideas." -Mulrox and the Malcognitos by Kerelyn Smith

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Rainbow Week 2021 – Blue

"The note said: SOMEONE IN THIS CLASS IS A WITCH. It was written in capital letters in ordinary blue ballpoint, and it had appeared between two of the geography books Mr. Crossley was marking. Anyone could have written it." -Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones
"The note said: SOMEONE IN THIS CLASS IS A WITCH. It was written in capital letters in ordinary blue ballpoint, and it had appeared between two of the geography books Mr. Crossley was marking. Anyone could have written it." -Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones

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Rainbow Week 2021 – Green

"The front of the creature's body looks like a galloping horse, while the rear looks like the tail of a serpent. The mane and tail look like they are made of long flowing strands of seaweed, glistening and translucent in the shimmering green glow." -Song of the Deep by Brian Hastings
"The front of the creature's body looks like a galloping horse, while the rear looks like the tail of a serpent. The mane and tail look like they are made of long flowing strands of seaweed, glistening and translucent in the shimmering green glow." -Song of the Deep by Brian Hastings

Share your favorite green books, quotes, and more for Rainbow Week!

Use the hashtag #ReadByColor on your colorful posts to add to the celebration.


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