Any book that makes you think beyond it is good, and Jennifer Maschari’s latest middle-grade novel, Things That Surprise You, is excellent.
Browsing: Middle Grade
Alan Gratz’s Ban This Book is an excellent read that will probably end up on the banned book list because it questions the reasoning behind banning them.
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.
Alan Gratz’s Refugee is a profoundly moving novel. And it’s particularly poignant against the backdrop of today’s politics around the world.
“I think teaching has given me a heightened sense of empathy,” says Karen English, author of the middle-grade novel It all Comes Down to This.
Patricia Forde has crafted a world that is terrifyingly realistic. There’s nothing that screams, “this is imaginary,” and that’s why The List works so well.
David Neilsen’s middle-grade novel Beyond the Doors is Roald Dahl-esque with a Lemony Snicket snarkiness mixed in for good measure.
Annie Parnell is revisiting the world Betty MacDonald created in a new series, Missy Piggle-Wiggle, and she’s joined forces with Ann M. Martin to do it.
A week ago, I read Ann Dee Ellis’ latest novel, You May Already Be a Winner, and I couldn’t put it down. It’s one book I will read over and over again.