I’ve always been drawn to the BeForever line over American Girl’s other books and dolls, but Gabriela may have changed my mind.
Browsing: ages 8-12
On Feb. 16, American Girl released its newest contemporary character, Tenney Grant. Tenney’s line features three books written by Kellen Hertz.
Author Kirsten Hubbard is an excellent storyteller. Her latest middle-grade novel, Race the Night, is dark and haunting but is also hopeful.
In the middle-grade novel “Threads,” author Ami Polonsky presents death and coping with grief in a way that makes sense and is easily accessible.
Susan Maupin Schmid’s “If the Magic Fits” is along the same vein as Jessica Day George’s “Tuesdays at the Castle.” It’s light, exciting and full of magic.
J. Scott Savage’s middle-grade novel “Gears of Revolution” is as engrossing as its Mysteries of the Cove predecessor, “Fires of Invention.”
If you pick up “The Magic Finger” expecting a “Matilda,” you’ll be disappointed. The same Roald Dahl humor is there, but the book is very short at 63 pages.
Bravery comes in all forms. That’s what Wren Baker learns in Cecilia Galante’s excellently written middle-grade novel “The World From Up Here.”
Jenn Bishop’s middle-grade novel “The Distance to Home” is a heartfelt look at loss and the different paths people take because of it.
Simonetta Carr’s “Michelangelo for Kids” is worth your money. It’s an amped up picture book/scaled-down history book that’s inviting and interesting.