Ellie Swartz’s novel Smart Cookie is one of those “unlikely but plausible” books that you love to read as a middle-grader.
Browsing: middle grade review
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.
I started reading R.M. Romero’s The Dollmaker of Kraków not knowing what to expect. I finished it wondering why more people weren’t talking about it.
Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding is Alexandra Bracken’s first foray into middle-grade, but it feels like she’s been writing for middle readers for years.
With Embers of Destruction, J. Scott Savage could have easily coasted. Instead he continues to build his characters and world in a fresh and exciting way.
The Henry Whiskers series by Gigi Priebe is an excellent example of books for the lower middle-grade that are enjoyable and don’t talk down to readers.
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.
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.