Each year, Cracking the Cover compiles a list of books that make great gifts. These are middle-grade books published in and/or reviewed in 2023.
Browsing: ages 7-12
Halloween reading is upon us. The Skull and Crimson Twill: Witch in the Country offer the feel of chapter reading while still leaning into illustrations.
The Puppets of Spelhorst, by Kate DiCamillo and Julie Morstad, follows five puppets as they face circumstances beyond their control.
As the school year ends, it’s time to stock up on books for summer reading. These books are for middle readers ages 6-7 and up.
Cartoonist Nathan Hale takes on natural history in The Mighty Bite, the first book in his graphic novel series for younger middle readers.
If you’re looking for an entry point into MG fantasy, look no further — The Guardian Test, by Christina Soontornvat, is an excellent option.
The following middle grade books were published in and/or reviewed in 2022 and would make great gifts.
Fans of all things space rejoice: Can’t Get Enough Space Stuff by Stephanie Drimmer and Julie Beer is out and it’s awesome.
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.
The Kid’s World Factbook is sort of like a paired down almanac. It’s a dense book that features black-and-white facts and maps.