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.
Browsing: Middle Grade
Switched isn’t a bad book. Jen Calonita’s writing is still easy and inviting. But it’s definitely the weakest book in the series.
Veera Hiranandani’s MG novel The Night Diary is wonderfully textured. I read it in one sitting and was captivated throughout.
Tae Keller’s debut novel, The Science of Breakable Things, explores one girl’s experiences with her mother’s mental illness.
I have mixed feelings about Natasha Lowe’s Lucy Castor Finds Her Sparkle. It’s a cozy little book that has sparkles of magic mixed with a few bumps along the way.
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.
Want to know how tectonics work? Try this experiment from Dr. E’s Super Stellar Solar System, by Dr. Bethany Ehlmann with Jennifer Swanson.
Ellie Swartz’s novel Smart Cookie is one of those “unlikely but plausible” books that you love to read as a middle-grader.
From the cover to the last page of Jackson Pearce’s middle-grade novel Ellie Engineer, there’s no doubt that it is a STEM book.
The following are middle-grade books (listed in no particular order) I think deserve recognition, even though I haven’t read them yet.