Genre: Middle Grade Speculative

Geeked Out by Obert Skye

Geeked Out 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
The Wishbreaker by Tyler Whitesides

The Wishbreaker by Tyler Whitesides

Ace and Ridge are back to save their friend—and the world. Being a Wishmaker may be more trouble than it’s worth. Sure, you get a genie who can grant an unlimited number of wishes, but for each one you make you have to accept an awful consequence in return. Not to mention that you’re also given an impossible quest and only seven days to fulfill […]

January 9, 2019 / 0 Comments
Dragonwatch: Wrath of the Dragon King by Brandon Mull

Dragonwatch: Wrath of the Dragon King by Brandon Mull

The dragons have declared war on humans. Two of the seven dragon sanctuaries have already fallen. Will Wyrmroost be next? After a humiliating defeat at the hands of Kendra and Seth, Celebrant, King of Dragons, prepares to unleash his fury and take control of his native preserve. Armed with information from a new ally—Ronodin, the dark unicorn—Celebrant seeks a legendary talisman—the dominion stone. However, the […]

October 23, 2018 / 1 Comment
The Darkdeep by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs

The Darkdeep by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs

Everyone in Timbers knows Still Cove is off-limits, with its creepy Beast sightings and equally terrifying legends. But when a bullying incident sends twelve-year-old Nico Holland over a cliff and into Still Cove’s icy waters, friends Tyler and Emma—and even Opal Walsh, who usually runs with the popular kids—rush to his rescue… and discover a mysterious island hiding in the murky, swirling mists below. Though […]

October 5, 2018 / 0 Comments
The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale

The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale

Princess Magnolia is excited. Excited and nervous. She’s going to the Interkingdom Science Fair today to present her poster about seeds and plants, and when she arrives, she sees that her friends are there too! Princess Honeysuckle made a mole habitat, Princess Sneezewort has built a blanket fort, and Tommy Wigtower has a talking volcano that’s saying “EAAAAT!” Wait, what? A surprise goo monster makes […]

September 25, 2018 / 0 Comments
Time Castaways: The Mona Lisa Key by Liesl Shurtliff

Time Castaways: The Mona Lisa Key by Liesl Shurtliff

Mateo, Ruby, and Corey Hudson’s parents don’t have too many rules. It’s the usual stuff: Be good. Do your homework. And never ride the subway without an adult, EVER. But when the siblings wake up late for school, they have no choice but to break a rule. The Hudson siblings board the subway in Manhattan and end up on a frigate ship in Paris…in the […]

September 19, 2018 / 0 Comments
Clockwork Charlie: The Library Machine by Dave Butler

Clockwork Charlie: The Library Machine by Dave Butler

Charlie’s life used to be quiet, but now it’s full of adventure and surprises—none more surprising than the discovery that he is not a regular boy but one of his father’s inventions—a living clockwork boy! Charlie’s weeks have been filled with dwarves, kobolds, pixies, and humans, as he’s sought to avenge his father’s death and stop the dastardly Iron Cog from their plans to sow […]

September 14, 2018 / 0 Comments
Earth to Dad by Krista Van Dolzer

Earth to Dad by Krista Van Dolzer

Eleven-year-old Jameson O’Malley’s dad is on Mars. The only way to see him, other than squinting into the night sky, is through the JICC—short for Jameson’s Interplanetary Communication Console. Jameson thought the JICC would help shorten the millions of miles that stretch between Base Ripley and Mars, but he’s is starting to realize no transmission can replace his real, actual father. When a new family […]

August 8, 2018 / 0 Comments