Jeffrey Michael Ruby’s Penelope March is Melting is, for the most part, a fast-paced middle-grade mystery chock full of twists and turns.
Browsing: ages 9-12
There are so many things to like about Melanie Heuiser Hill’s Giant Pumpkin Suite: the brother-sister relationship, science, music and friendship.
If not for its cast of quirky characters, Rob Buyea’s Perfect Score would read like a treatise against testing. As it is, though, the book feels grounded.
Alan Gratz’s Refugee is a profoundly moving novel. And it’s particularly poignant against the backdrop of today’s politics around the world.
Annie Parnell is revisiting the world Betty MacDonald created in a new series, Missy Piggle-Wiggle, and she’s joined forces with Ann M. Martin to do it.
Author Scarlett Thomas offers a new take on magic in Dragon’s Green, the excellent first book in her Worldquake series for middle graders.
Lindsey Becker’s The Star Thief is unlike any other middle-grade novel I’ve read. It’s part magic, part steampunk and part mystery.
“When the Sea Turned to Silver” is a beautiful novel. Not only are Grace Lin’s illustrations intricate and beautifully rendered, her prose is, too.
Karen Romano Young’s latest novel for middle-graders, “Hundred Percent,” is a tribute to the ups and downs of middle school.
Tahereh Mafi’s “Furthermore” is unlike any book I’ve ever read. This makes every turn of the page exciting and unexpected.