Since 1981, Claudia Mills has written more than 50 books for children. Her latest chapter book is Nixie Ness, Cooking Star.
Browsing: Middle Grade
Cathleen Young’s The Pumpkin War is a quick-moving novel full of humor and heart. It’s a great contemporary choice for this summer.
The Queen’s Secret, the second book in Jessica Day George’s Rose Legacy trilogy, is so frustrating. Why? Because we have to wait until 2020 for the third book.
Obert Skye is back with the second book in his Wizard for Hire series, Apprentice Needed, which is one of the better sequels I’ve recently read.
Jessie Burton’s The Restless Girls differs from Twelve Dancing Princesses in one big way — the princesses themselves do all the rescuing.
Wendy S. Swore’s debut middle grade novel, A Monster Like Me, follows a girl who learns the term monster is more nuanced than she thought.
In Song for a Whale, a introspective middle-grade novel by Lynne Kelly, a young girl discovers her voice without saying a word.
Like many of her other books, the idea for How I Became a Spy was born out of one of Deborah Hopkinson’s earlier projects.
If you’re looking for a delightfully cinematic Victorian steampunk novel for middle-graders, look no further than Peter Bunzl’s Cogheart.
I loved Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts. It’s a great continuation of the picture book characters by the same name.