White House photographer Amanda Lucidon gives young readers an inside look at what life was like for First Lady Michell Obama in Reach Higher.
Browsing: ages 8-12
Squint, by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown explores how passion for something can sustain a person through great challenges.
Jennifer A. Nielsen’s latest middle-grade novel, Resistance, is an intense World War II read full of tension and action.
Patricia Cleveland-Peck’s The Secrets of Tutankhamun is exactly the type of book I would have loved as a child and love now as an adult.
While Melissa Sarno’s Just Under the Clouds doesn’t make my Top 10 MG books of this year, it certainly is one of the stronger novels I’ve read this year.
Building a house — even a little one — is a large task, but that’s just what the main character in Mae Respicio’s The House That Lou Built sets out to do.
Kelly Yang’s Front Desk — a fictionalized account of a 10-year-old’s life as a Chinese immigrant to the U.S. — is one of my favorite 2018 books.
I truly enjoyed Sandra’s first middle-grade novel, The Quilt Walk, and was excited when her third, Hardscrabble, landed on my doorstep.
Seeker of the Crown, by Ruth Lauren, is the sequel to A Prisoner of Ice and Snow, which was one of my favorite novels of 2017.
Never That Far is set in rural Florida, and the dialogue is a bit hard at first. However, it doesn’t take long before Carol Lynch Williams’ warm prose envelopes you.