The following are just some of the middle-grade books that came out in April that I was unable to review, but are worth checking out.
Browsing: ages 10 & up
A street urchin finds herself a baker’s apprentice as part of a scheme to keep her gang fed in Lindsay Eager’s The Patron Thief of Bread.
Earth Day — April 22 — is fast approaching. The following books encourage young people to protect our planet.
A street urchin finds himself the target of multiple nefarious characters in Children of the Flying City, by Jason Sheehan.
March is Women’s History Month. Here are some recently released picture and middle-grade books that celebrate women’s accomplishments.
A Loyalist turned British spy is at the heart of Loyalty, a new novel by Avi that takes place during the American Revolution.
In time for Black History Month, these books are great ways to learn about the Black community’s past, present and hopes for the future.
A boy faces the inequalities of being a scholarship student at boarding school in Aisha Saeed’s follow-up to Amal Unbound, Omar Rising.
An orphan finds herself on the wrong side the land’s top wizard in the middle-grade novel The Lock-Eater, by Zack Loran Clark.
A boy is forced to fend for himself along the Nordic coast in author Gary Paulsen’s final novel, Northwind.