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Aimee Miles

Aimee Miles is a newly-minted librarian, mother to two small children, and former grand champion goat showman. She has collected two citizenships, three different driver’s licenses, and approximately 300 dearly loved books. Sadly, she currently has zero goats. You can see her quiet Twitter at Icanread4Miles and her blog on children's books at

Do We HAVE to Read Children’s Classics?

Working in a children's library as got one Rioter thinking about the merits of giving shelf space to children's classics.

Middle Grade Fantasy Books About Indian Mythology

Why you should read multiple books about modern Indian girls going on adventures inspired by Indian mythology, and about any underepresented group.

Why I Will Let My Daughter Read TWILIGHT

"One of the things that TWILIGHT did do was get a lot of kids to enjoy reading, just like HARRY POTTER."

14 (er, 18) Places for Newbies to Start in Romance

One Rioter offers 14 places to start for anyone looking to dip a toe (or jump fully) into the world of reading romance books!

12 Own Voices Middle Grade Audiobooks

Twelve favorite middle grade audiobooks written and read by own voices authors and performers for when you want to hear own voices as well as read them.

Good Guys and Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different

Why You Should Read “Fluff” Books

One Rioter explains her opinion on why reading "fluff" books is not just fine, but important to your reading health, because fun matters.

Back to (Assassin) School: An Unconventional Reading List

Spoilers Don’t Actually Spoil Anything

People put a lot of time and energy into avoiding spoilers these days, but research suggests that "spoilers" actually heighten your enjoyment of a story.

70 Must-Read Books for 3rd Graders

70 books and graphic novels perfect for delighting and engaging any 3rd grader you may know. These are the best books for 3rd graders you'll find.