I’ve never been a fan of soccer. So when I received Ten: A Soccer Story, by Shamini Flint, I opened it with some trepidation. I was pleasantly surprised.
Browsing: middle grade review
David Neilsen’s middle-grade novel Beyond the Doors is Roald Dahl-esque with a Lemony Snicket snarkiness mixed in for good measure.
Mary Downing Hahn’s One For Sorrow is a well-written book that is delightfully creepy, but without at least one sympathetic character, it fell flat.
Stealing Our Way Home, by Cecilia Galante, is a strong middle-grade novel that deals with the loss of a parent and finding a way back to a new normal.
Ryan K. Sager’s The World’s Greatest Chocolate-Covered Pork Chops is a delicious choice for young fans of shows like MasterChef Junior.
Author Scarlett Thomas offers a new take on magic in Dragon’s Green, the excellent first book in her Worldquake series for middle graders.
Laurel Snyder’s Orphan Island is a quiet book and yet there’s a magic to it that’s unparalleled. This thoughtful story of self-discovery is worth reading.
Being a teen is hard enough without losing a parent. Things are about to get even more complicated for the lead character in Carol Weston’s Speed of Life.
Lauren Wolk’s Beyond the Bright Sea is a beautiful read. And though its target audience is upper middle grade, it should appeal to YA readers and beyond.
Johanna Hurwitz has penned more than 75 books for children. But the author of The Two and Only Kelly Twins didn’t publish her first book until she was 38.