The Crystal Ribbon, set in medieval China, would be very hard to read if not for the magical elements author Celeste Lim has weaved throughout.
Browsing: middle grade review
After finishing up the Fablehaven series in 2010, Brandon Mull moved on to other projects. This Tuesday, he returned to the world with Dragonwatch.
I’m not sure what I was expecting when I started Ronald L. Smith’s The Mesmerist, but it certainly wasn’t what I ended up reading.
We often get so caught up in our own history, we fail to see the other side. Kathleen Burkinshaw’s ‘The Last Cherry Blossom’ takes readers to WWII Hiroshima.
Melanie Conklin balances humor with raw emotion in “Counting Thyme,” a powerful middle-grade novel with a smart and loving heroine at its center.
“Summerlost” author Ally Condie has a way of developing characters you immediately care about. It only takes a few pages to get you hooked.
“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.
“A Curious Tale of the In-Between” is engrossing. The story is interesting on its own, but it’s the main character that makes this story sing.
Jennifer Brown’s “How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me From Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel” is unlike anything I’ve read in a long time, and that’s a good thing.
“THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EMILY H.,” by Barrie Summy, Delacorte Books for Young Readers, May 12, 2015, Hardcover, $16.99 (ages 10…