Genre: MG General

Willa and the Whale by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

Willa and the Whale by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

After losing her mom, Willa is grieving and having a hard time living with her dad and his new family on an island off the coast of Washington State. Her dad tries to cheer her up by taking her whale watching, something Willa’s mom used to do. While all the passengers are on one side of the boat, Willa encounters a humpback whale on the […]

March 7, 2020 / 0 Comments
The Wish and the Peacock by Wendy S. Swore

The Wish and the Peacock by Wendy S. Swore

Be Strong and Wish Big Paige’s favorite family tradition on the farm is the annual bonfire where everyone tosses in a stone and makes a wish. This time, Paige’s specific wish is one she’s not sure can come ture: Don’t let Mom and Grandpa sell the farm. When Paige’s younger brother finds a wounded peacock in the barn, Paige is sure it’s a sign that […]

February 4, 2020 / 0 Comments
A Monster Like Me by Wendy Swore

A Monster Like Me by Wendy Swore

Sophie is a monster expert. Thanks to her Big Book of Monsters and her vivid imagination, Sophie can identify the monsters in her school and neighborhood. Clearly, the bullies are trolls and goblins. Her nice neighbor must be a good witch, and Sophie’s new best friend is obviously a fairy. But what about Sophie? She’s convinced she is definitely a monster because of the “monster […]

March 4, 2019 / 0 Comments
Blizzard Besties by Yamile Saied Méndez

Blizzard Besties by Yamile Saied Méndez

Vanesa Campos can’t wait for winter vacation. Skiing on the slopes, sipping hot cocoa… her week at Pinecloud Lodge promises to be cozy and perfect. And maybe she can make some new friends! Never mind that glamorous Beck writes off Vanesa right away; twins Emma and Eric are ready to join the fun out in the snow. But when the flakes start falling, everything changes. […]

December 27, 2018 / 0 Comments
The Three Rules of Everyday Magic by Amanda Rawson Hill

The Three Rules of Everyday Magic by Amanda Rawson Hill

Magic doesn’t work the way you think it will, but it’s what Kate needs as she confronts friendship trouble, her parents’ divorce, and Grammy’s dementia. Kate has trouble believing in magic, especially since the people she loves keep leaving her. But when Grammy tells her the three rules of everyday magic—believe, give, and trust—Kate can’t resist believing, at least a little. Following Grammy’s advice, she […]

November 6, 2018 / 0 Comments
Squint by Chad Morris & Shelly Brown

Squint by Chad Morris & Shelly Brown

My name is Flint, but everyone in middle school calls me Squint because I’m losing my vision. I used to play football, but not anymore. I haven’t had a friend in a long time. Thankfully, real friends can see the real you, even when you can’t clearly see. Flint is furiously trying to finish the illustrations on his first comic book before he loses his […]

October 2, 2018 / 0 Comments
Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin

Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin

When twelve-year-old Della Kelly finds her mother furiously digging black seeds from a watermelon in the middle of the night and talking to people who aren’t there, Della worries that it’s happening again—that the sickness that put her mama in the hospital four years ago is back. That her mama is going to be hospitalized for months like she was last time. With her daddy […]

July 6, 2018 / 0 Comments
Never That Far by Carol Lynch Williams

Never That Far by Carol Lynch Williams

Libby Lochewood is twelve years old when her grampa dies of a heart attack. She is devastated at losing her best friend. Now that he’s passed on, it’s just her and her father, and he is so overcome by grief that he can barely get out of bed in the morning. The night of the funeral, though, Grampa’s spirit appears in Libby’s bedroom and tells […]

April 9, 2018 / 0 Comments
Paper Chains by Elaine Vickers

Paper Chains by Elaine Vickers

Katie and Ana are the kind of friends who share everything with each other. But there are some things you can’t even share with your best friend. Katie has always known she was adopted, but recently she’s been wondering about her birth parents and her birthplace. She worries that saying this out loud—even to her best friend—could mess up the perfect family she has now. […]

October 17, 2017 / 0 Comments
Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

Twelve-year-old Maddie has a quirky sense of humor and loves making her classmates laugh by slapping on fake mustaches every chance she gets. Being funny gets her noticed by class queen Cassie, and things are looking up when Maddie is cast as Juliet in the school play. Maybe Juliet could wear a mustache? When Maddie starts tripping when she walks and her hand starts curling […]

October 10, 2017 / 0 Comments