A Journey Through Art is a beautiful book that offers bite-size snippets of information that are easy to digest. It’s a great nonfiction addition to our home library.
Browsing: Middle Grade
Adventures in Science: The Human Body from Silver Dolphin has to be one of the coolest book/activity sets I’ve received.
Judy Moody’s got a new look! All 13 paperbacks now feature animal print covers. One winner will receive a Judy Moody tote bag and all 13 books.
Never That Far is set in rural Florida, and the dialogue is a bit hard at first. However, it doesn’t take long before Carol Lynch Williams’ warm prose envelopes you.
Obert Skye’s Wizard for Hire is the first book in a series, but it definitely stands alone. While the ending leaves room for expansion, it also provides a satisfying conclusion.
G. Neri & David Litchfield’s When Paul Met Artie is not your typical picture book. This one is clearly intended for middle-graders, and they will love it.
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.
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.