Ruth Lauren wrote the middle-grade novel Prisoner of Ice and Snow because she wanted to have fun and write an adventure for girls about girls.
Browsing: ages 8-12
When Holly M. McGhee started Matylda, Bright and Tender — she realized the main character was going to lose her friend — and took a year break.
After finishing up the Fablehaven series in 2010, Brandon Mull moved on to other projects. This Tuesday, he returned to the world with Dragonwatch.
I’ve always been drawn to the BeForever line over American Girl’s other books and dolls, but Gabriela may have changed my mind.
On Feb. 16, American Girl released its newest contemporary character, Tenney Grant. Tenney’s line features three books written by Kellen Hertz.
Author Kirsten Hubbard is an excellent storyteller. Her latest middle-grade novel, Race the Night, is dark and haunting but is also hopeful.
In the middle-grade novel “Threads,” author Ami Polonsky presents death and coping with grief in a way that makes sense and is easily accessible.
Susan Maupin Schmid’s “If the Magic Fits” is along the same vein as Jessica Day George’s “Tuesdays at the Castle.” It’s light, exciting and full of magic.
J. Scott Savage’s middle-grade novel “Gears of Revolution” is as engrossing as its Mysteries of the Cove predecessor, “Fires of Invention.”
If you pick up “The Magic Finger” expecting a “Matilda,” you’ll be disappointed. The same Roald Dahl humor is there, but the book is very short at 63 pages.