If you’re looking for a fast, amusing summer read, Taryn Sounders’ middle-grade novel, “How to (Almost) Ruin Your Summer,” is a good choice.
Browsing: ages 8-12
Claire Legrand’s “Some Kind of Happiness” is an exquisite novel of growth, friendship and the power of love. The book is well-worth a read.
“The Firefly Code” author Megan Frazer Blakemore has a talent for capturing key moments in young people’s lives with sophistication and clarity.
Although Ronald Kidd’s prose adds a sophistication YA readers will appreciate, “Dreambender” is a dystopian is more suitable for middle readers.
“The Adventures of Lettie Peppercorn” is definitely quirky. The novel is carried by a cast of imaginative and colorful characters that entice you to keep turning pages.
“Eden’s Wish” is a decent read. But there’s nothing spectacular about it. It’s pretty middle of the road when it comes to middle grade books.
I’ve never been a fan of books written in verse. So it was with some trepidation I started “Full Cicada Moon,” by Marilyn Hilton. Turns out I had nothing to worry about.
“A Curious Tale of the In-Between” is engrossing. The story is interesting on its own, but it’s the main character that makes this story sing.
Jennifer Brown’s “How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me From Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel” is unlike anything I’ve read in a long time, and that’s a good thing.