Emily Winfield Martin’s Snow & Rose is just the sort of fairy tale I would have devoured as an 8-year-old. It’s one of my favorite fairy-tale retellings.
Browsing: ages 8-12
Michelle Cuevas’ middle-grade novel The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole is on its face one thing and inside something much more.
The reason I initially read The White Tower, by Cathryn Constable, was it’s ethereal cover. The reason I’ll read it again is the excellent writing.
Mustaches for Maddie was based on the true story of the authors’ daughter, Maddie, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2013.
Nancy J. Cavanaugh’s middle-grade novel Elsie Mae Has Something to Say is a strong mystery full of Southern charm that features a spunky heroine.
Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding is Alexandra Bracken’s first foray into middle-grade, but it feels like she’s been writing for middle readers for years.
With Embers of Destruction, J. Scott Savage could have easily coasted. Instead he continues to build his characters and world in a fresh and exciting way.
Nanea Mitchell’s story focuses on the Pearl Harbor attack and the impact it had on those living in Hawaii. She’s American Girl’s newest BeForever character.
Any book that makes you think beyond it is good, and Jennifer Maschari’s latest middle-grade novel, Things That Surprise You, is excellent.
Alan Gratz’s Ban This Book is an excellent read that will probably end up on the banned book list because it questions the reasoning behind banning them.