Cathleen Young’s The Pumpkin War is a quick-moving novel full of humor and heart. It’s a great contemporary choice for this summer.
Browsing: middle grade review
The Queen’s Secret, the second book in Jessica Day George’s Rose Legacy trilogy, is so frustrating. Why? Because we have to wait until 2020 for the third book.
Obert Skye is back with the second book in his Wizard for Hire series, Apprentice Needed, which is one of the better sequels I’ve recently read.
If you’re looking for a delightfully cinematic Victorian steampunk novel for middle-graders, look no further than Peter Bunzl’s Cogheart.
This year, American Girl’s 2019 girl of the year is Blaire Wilson, a creative girl growing up on her family’s sustainable farm and B&B in upstate New York.
Once it arrived at my house, The Prophet Calls, a MG novel by Melanie Sumrow, immediately went to the top of my to be read stack.
Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist, by Sylvia Acevedo, is a fascinating autobiography for middle-graders.
Once I settled in with Allison Rushby’s writing, The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery moved quickly and played out in unexpected ways.
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.