Browsing: ages 8-12
There once was a girl who was struck by lightning, and the impossible became possible. That’s the premise behind Two Girls, a Clock, and a Crooked House.
Zeno Alexander’s middle-grade novel The Library of Ever takes readers on multiple adventures that only a special library could offer.
Kathleen Benner Duble’s The Root of Magic has a Tuck Everlasting feel to it. It has a dreamlike quality that meanders at a decent pace.
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.
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.
The Darkdeep is well-written mystery/fantasy/adventure that moves so smoothly you’d never guess there were two authors involved.