Sleeping Beauty and Jack and the Beanstalk get a royal mashup in Katherine Coville’s middle grade novel Briar and Rose and Jack.
Browsing: ages 10 & up
Are you on the lookout for a new series with an enjoyable young protagonist? Then you need to check out Lena Jones’ Agatha Oddley: The Secret Key.
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.
Once it arrived at my house, The Prophet Calls, a MG novel by Melanie Sumrow, immediately went to the top of my to be read stack.
Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist, by Sylvia Acevedo, is a fascinating autobiography for middle-graders.
If you’re looking for a lovely short middle-grade read with a lot of heart, Kate DiCamillo’s Louisiana’s Way Home is a great choice.
House of Dreams, written by Liz Rosenberg and illustrated by Julie Morstad, is an accessible biography of L.M. Montgomery.
In The Orphan Band of Springdale, author Anne Nesbet transports readers back to a simpler time, that’s not really that simple.
Obert Skye’s Wizard for Hire is the first book in a series, but it definitely stands alone. While the ending leaves room for expansion, it also provides a satisfying conclusion.
Switched isn’t a bad book. Jen Calonita’s writing is still easy and inviting. But it’s definitely the weakest book in the series.