There are so many things to like about Melanie Heuiser Hill’s Giant Pumpkin Suite: the brother-sister relationship, science, music and friendship.
Browsing: Middle Grade
Shirley Parenteau’s Dolls of War tells the story of a Japanese friendship doll and the American girl who cared for her during WWII.
If your father left for a trip and never came home, would you believe that he’s not coming back? That’s the premise of Lily’s Mountain, by Hannah Moderow.
It’s easy as a reader to become so swept up in Avi’s new middle-grade novel, The Player King, that you keep reading straight through to the end.
I started reading R.M. Romero’s The Dollmaker of Kraków not knowing what to expect. I finished it wondering why more people weren’t talking about it.
We may be closing in on Halloween, but a strong spooky story like Lindsay Currie’s The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street is worth reading any time of year.
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, by Karina Yan Glaser, is a charming middle-grade novel that would be fun read aloud or individually.
Emily Winfield Martin’s Snow & Rose is just the sort of fairy tale I would have devoured as an 8-year-old. It’s one of my favorite fairy-tale retellings.
If not for its cast of quirky characters, Rob Buyea’s Perfect Score would read like a treatise against testing. As it is, though, the book feels grounded.
Mira Bartók’s The Wonderling is set in a slightly steampunk Victorian land that borders between Dickensian realism and fairytale magic.