Genre: Middle Grade Speculative

Time Castaways: The Obsidian Compass by Liesl Shurtliff

Time Castaways: The Obsidian Compass by Liesl Shurtliff

Mateo, Ruby, and Corey Hudson have lost their friend Jia to the villainous Captain Vincent’s clutches, and now they’re determined to bring her back to safety. But the Hudson kids don’t have a way to time-travel without the Obsidian Compass, until Mateo figures out the secret component to get his own homemade compass working. Soon the whole family—plus their wacky neighbor, Chuck, and his rusty […]

October 15, 2019 / 0 Comments
Dragon (If You Couldn’t Tell) by Brynne Nelson

Dragon (If You Couldn’t Tell) by Brynne Nelson

I never meant to run away from home. I swear. I intended to stay in my cave, eat rocks, and wait around, bored, to finish growing up. Then this mysterious human, Dibbins, popped up in my cave with an intriguing offer. I just couldn’t refuse, you know? The world away from home was exciting! Soon we were facing down evil dwarves and taking in the […]

October 7, 2019 / 0 Comments
Dragonwatch: Master of the Phantom Isle by Brandon Mull

Dragonwatch: Master of the Phantom Isle by Brandon Mull

Kendra leaves the timberland dragon sanctuary of Wyrmroost and travels to the other side of the world to a new and aquatic dragon preserve that teeters on the brink of being overthrown in the ongoing global dragon uprising. The dragons have formally declared war on anyone who stands in their way of freedom and unrestrained power. With every dragon sanctuary that falls, Celebrant, the Dragon […]

October 2, 2019 / 0 Comments
Tabby Cats and Trap Doors by Loralee Evans

Tabby Cats and Trap Doors by Loralee Evans

Julie, Ani, and Jax think their time traveling adventures are over. The old house has been turned into a museum, and the tree with the magical rabbit hole has been chopped down! But when Ani’s new cat starts acting funny and leads them on a wild chase down into an eerie cellar, the kids realize that another adventure is just beginning. But where (and when) […]

August 19, 2019 / 0 Comments
The Queen’s Secret by Jessica Day George

The Queen’s Secret by Jessica Day George

Anthea knows the truth about horses. They’re not carriers of deadly disease like everyone in their kingdom thinks; they’re majestic creatures who share their thoughts and feelings with her through The Way. Anthea has convinced the king of this, but at a cost–he demands that horses and riders with The Way do his bidding. But when a deadly plague breaks out, the people believe that […]

May 15, 2019 / 0 Comments
Geeked Out: Bigger, Badder, Nerdier by Obert Skye

Geeked Out: Bigger, Badder, Nerdier by Obert Skye

Otto Waddle Junior High School is worse than ever. Tip and his geeky friends have finally come into their superpowers—well, their mediocre powers—and now have a whole new cast of impersonators to take on. Their foursome is being challenged by a rival group of students who are pawns in Darth Susan’s evil plot against them. If middle school has any chance of survival, Tip and […]

April 30, 2019 / 0 Comments
Apprentice Needed by Obert Skye

Apprentice Needed by Obert Skye

Ozzy Toffy’s adventure, which began in Wizard for Hire, continues when one dark and windy night, he gets out of bed, jumps out his window, and walks straight into the ocean. More than ever, Ozzy could really use the services of Rin, the wizard he hired to help find his parents—but Rin is missing, despite Ozzy’s continual attempts to contact him. And Clark, the mechanical […]

April 3, 2019 / 0 Comments
Geeked Out: Lame New World by Obert Skye

Geeked Out: Lame New World by Obert Skye

Waddle Jr. High has become a dystopian outpost with divided cliques—Pepville, Jockstown, Staffland, and even Geekdom. Society may be in danger but middle school must go on. Enter geeky Tip and all his friends: easy-to-blush Owen, coding master Xennipher, and brilliant, dependable Mindy, who’ve all had enough of being bullied and decide to take a stand. Together, they form a secret vigilante group: the League […]

February 7, 2019 / 0 Comments
Potion Masters: The Transparency Tonic by Frank L. Cole

Potion Masters: The Transparency Tonic by Frank L. Cole

It has been nine months since Gordy and his friends, Max and Adilene, saved B.R.E.W. (the Board of Ruling Elixirists Worldwide) and the Vessel—the power source for the secret society of potion masters. Now, Gordy is starting the eighth grade, and has been trying new potion brewing techniques, but when he starts zoning out during practice, he knows something is wrong. Gordy and his friends […]

January 16, 2019 / 0 Comments