A 10-year-old makes a deal with God in exchange for the safe return of her dad from Iraq in Birdie’s Bargain, by Katherine Paterson.
Browsing: ages 9-12
A plucky young orphan takes center stage in Noel Straetfeild’s middle grade novel Thursday’s Child.
A young Jane Austen sets out to uncover a diamond thief in the mystery Jane Austen Investigates: The Burglar’s Ball, by Julia Golding.
A girl who struggles with reading must repeat the fifth grade in Kate McGovern’s debut middle-grade novel, Welcome Back, Maple Mehta-Cohen.
A young British spy finds herself in the heart of the Nazi government in Kathryn Lasky’s new upper middle-grade novel, Faceless.
Jennifer A. Nielsen returns to the kingdom of Carthya in the fifth and final book in her Ascendance series, The Shattered Castle.
A ragtag group of kids join forces to pull off the heist of the century in Kevin Sands’ new middle-grade novel, Children of the Fox.
A girl uses makeup as a refuge while navigating friendships and her parents’ divorce in Barbara Dee’s Violets Are Blue.
A gifted artist finds her muse in the form of Claude, a police horse in Paris, in Stacy Gregg’s The Forever Horse.
The author behind The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings comes to life for younger readers in Simonetta Carr’s J. R. R. Tolkien for Kids.