Real Stories From My Time are illustrated nonfiction books that focus on events that took place at the same time central to American Girl’s BeForever characters.
Browsing: ages 8-12
Veera Hiranandani’s MG novel The Night Diary is wonderfully textured. I read it in one sitting and was captivated throughout.
Tae Keller’s debut novel, The Science of Breakable Things, explores one girl’s experiences with her mother’s mental illness.
I have mixed feelings about Natasha Lowe’s Lucy Castor Finds Her Sparkle. It’s a cozy little book that has sparkles of magic mixed with a few bumps along the way.
Ellie Swartz’s novel Smart Cookie is one of those “unlikely but plausible” books that you love to read as a middle-grader.
From the cover to the last page of Jackson Pearce’s middle-grade novel Ellie Engineer, there’s no doubt that it is a STEM book.
The following are middle-grade books (listed in no particular order) I think deserve recognition, even though I haven’t read them yet.
If you’re a fan of darker middle-grade fantasy, then MarcyKate Connolly’s Shadow Weaver may be up your alley. It’s the first book in a duology that’s filled with mystery, magic and adventure.
Each year, American Girl announces a Girl of the Year. This year, that girl is Luciana Vega, a girl with a passion for space.
The Eternity Elixir, the first book in Frank L. Cole’s Potion Masters trilogy, has all the makings of a fast-paced and enjoyable middle-grade fantasy.