Genre: Middle Grade Speculative

Diana: Princess of the Amazons by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale

Diana: Princess of the Amazons by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale

Eleven-year-old Diana leads an idyllic life on the island of Themyscira. Cut off from the rest of the world, she’s beginning to feel a little alone. Though she has a loving mother and many “aunties,” she is an only child. In fact, she’s the only child on the entire island! After an escapade goes wrong, Diana gets in trouble for not living up to the […]

January 8, 2020 / 0 Comments
Zoo by Ann Hunter

Zoo by Ann Hunter

“I hear her whisper under her breath that everything will be all right. I want to believe her, but I know she’s wrong. Things haven’t been all right at Braveland Zoo for a very long time.” —Ariella Braveland Zoo is desperately in need of new leadership. The few workers that haven’t abandoned it are coming together to bring the rundown place back to life. There […]

January 1, 2020 / 0 Comments
The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle by Shannon Hale & Dan Hale

The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle by Shannon Hale & Dan Hale

Something smells like trouble! Can five princess heroes and one Goat Avenger pool their talents to vanquish a monstrous stink? The Princess in Black is in a very stinky situation. A foul cloud is plaguing the goat pasture, and it smells worse than a pile of dirty diapers or a trash can on a hot summer day. But every time the Princess in Black and […]

November 16, 2019 / 0 Comments
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
Sweet Secrets in Pennsylvania by Cheri Pray Earl & Carol Lynch Williams

Sweet Secrets in Pennsylvania by Cheri Pray Earl & Carol Lynch Williams

Hershey, Pennsylvania 1907 George and Gracie must return an antique rug and rescue their parents. When the time machine lands them smack dab in the middle of a barn, George turns into… something pretty weird. And Gracie drives a car into a fence. They meet Milton Hershey, the chocolate king, who invites them to be his chocolate tasters. But when George and Gracie discover a […]

October 10, 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