Once I settled in with Allison Rushby’s writing, The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery moved quickly and played out in unexpected ways.
Browsing: middle grade review
House of Dreams, written by Liz Rosenberg and illustrated by Julie Morstad, is an accessible biography of L.M. Montgomery.
I highly recommend Stacy McCanulty’s The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl. It’s one of my favorite middle-grade reads of 2018.
Obert Skye’s Wizard for Hire is the first book in a series, but it definitely stands alone. While the ending leaves room for expansion, it also provides a satisfying conclusion.
Real Stories From My Time are illustrated nonfiction books that focus on events that took place at the same time central to American Girl’s BeForever characters.
Veera Hiranandani’s MG novel The Night Diary is wonderfully textured. I read it in one sitting and was captivated throughout.
The Rizzlerunk Club: Best Buds Under Frogs is Leslie Patricelli’s first middle-grade novel and it’s based on her own fourth-grade experience.
Ellie Swartz’s novel Smart Cookie is one of those “unlikely but plausible” books that you love to read as a middle-grader.
Each year, American Girl announces a Girl of the Year. This year, that girl is Luciana Vega, a girl with a passion for space.
It’s not often I find a book that I read through cover-to-cover in one sitting, but in the case of Escape From Aleppo, by N.H. Senzai, I couldn’t help myself.