Julia Nobel’s The Secret of White Stone Gate is a middle-grade mystery that should appeal to a large cross-section of readers.
Browsing: ages 8-12
I can’t read and review all the books that come to me. These are some February mg books not featured on Cracking the Cover but still deserve your attention.
How do you cope with the loss of a parent? Willa and the Whale, by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown, explores grief and the healing power of hope.
Middle school dynamics take center stage in Gillian McDunn’s emotionally on-point middle-grade novel, The Queen Bee and Me.
A pair of friends bite off more than they can chew in Margaret Finnegan’s new novel for middle graders, We Could Be Heroes.
A girl tries to save her family farm while simultaneously dealing with the loss of her father in The Wish and the Peacock, by Wendy S. Swore
Lindsey Duga’s The Haunting takes me right back to my childhood, curled under a blanket with a flashlight and squeezing a stuffed animal.
If you have not read the first two books in Frank L. Cole’s Potions Masters trilogy, stop here. Go read them before reading The Seeking Serum.