Shirley Parenteau’s Dolls of War tells the story of a Japanese friendship doll and the American girl who cared for her during WWII.
Browsing: ages 8-12
It’s easy as a reader to become so swept up in Avi’s new middle-grade novel, The Player King, that you keep reading straight through to the end.
I started reading R.M. Romero’s The Dollmaker of Kraków not knowing what to expect. I finished it wondering why more people weren’t talking about it.
We may be closing in on Halloween, but a strong spooky story like Lindsay Currie’s The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street is worth reading any time of year.
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.
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.