Karen Romano Young’s latest novel for middle-graders, “Hundred Percent,” is a tribute to the ups and downs of middle school.
Browsing: ages 9-12
Tahereh Mafi’s “Furthermore” is unlike any book I’ve ever read. This makes every turn of the page exciting and unexpected.
If you or your child is a fan of “Princess Academy,” by Shannon Hale, then “The Scourge,” by Jennifer A. Neilsen, should be added to your to-be-read list.
“The Lost Twin” is the first book in the Scarlet and Ivy series by Sophie Cleverly, which was first published in the U.K. It’s a fun read for middle readers.
The setup for “The Inn Between” is perfect for middle-graders in that author Marina Cohen expects readers to use their imaginations and fill in the gaps.
Jen Calonita’s Charmed returns to a world where life after “ever after” means reform — reform of anyone (or anything) considered wicked.
Writing is the way “Hour of the Bees” author Lindsay Eager processes the world. And writing for young people is a privilege and responsibility, she says.
“The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof” was written in 1970, and the author passed away in 1995. Translator David Colmer has modernized the tale without losing the sharp, clean prose that makes it comfortable and inviting.
At first glance, “Paper Wishes” is an unassuming book, but it is oh so much more. Lois Sepahban’s look at the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII is by far one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.
If you’ve been following my blog, then you know I’m a fan of Jennifer A. Nielsen. Her books are interesting, complex, full of action and packed with heart. “Rise of the Wolf” is no different.