A young homebody is forced to think outside of the box in Tricia Springstubb’s The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe.
Browsing: ages 9-12
A teen struggles to find herself within the confines of anxiety and depression in Nicole Melleby’s How to Become a Planet.
The Firebird Song (Bloomsbury Children’s Books) is a strong standalone middle-grade fantasy novel by debut author Arnée Flores.
A young pickpocket’s world gets turned upside down when he steals a cursed item in Alison Croggon’s The Threads of Magic.
A young Jane Austen sets out to solve a mysterious haunting in Julie Golding’s Jane Austen Investigates: The Abbey Mystery.
A family is pushed to the limit as its members race to create a chapeau that could help bring peace to their kingdom in The Hatmakers.
Author Alan Gratz explores the events of 9/11 and its aftermath in Ground Zero, a new novel for middle readers.
The premise of Name Tags and Other Sixth-Grade Disasters is strong and the humor laced throughout is a bonus, but it could be a lot better.
Catherine Fisher’s The Clockwork Crow is a magical mystery that will transport readers to Victorian Wales.
Barbara Dee’s latest middle-grade novel, My Life in the Fish Tank, is one of my favorite books of 2020.