Genre: Middle Grade

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
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
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
Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Chaya Lindner is a teenager living in Nazi-occupied Poland. Simply being Jewish places her in danger of being killed or sent to the camps. After her little sister is taken away, her younger brother disappears, and her parents all but give up hope, Chaya is determined to make a difference. Using forged papers and her fair features, Chaya becomes a courier and travels between the […]

August 28, 2018 / 0 Comments
Raccoons and Rabbit Holes by Loralee Evans

Raccoons and Rabbit Holes by Loralee Evans

What do raccoons and rabbit holes have in common with Harriet Tubman? Jax, Julie, and Ani wouldn’t have thought much at all, until the three kids go exploring near an old house in the woods that local legends say is haunted. The kids don’t believe in ghosts, and don’t expect to find anything scary. But when they meet a raccoon that’s acting a little weird, […]

July 26, 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
Mickey Malloy, Wonder Boy! by Laurisa White Reyes

Mickey Malloy, Wonder Boy! by Laurisa White Reyes

Mickey Malloy is just your average kid who loves comic books and superheroes. When a mysterious package arrives with his name on it, he finds a strange contraption inside. Urged on by his friend, Juanita, Mickey pushes the thing’s button and gets ZZZZZZAPPED! Suddenly, he isn’t a normal kid anymore, he’s Mickey Malloy, Wonder Boy! The human magnet! But what seems like an awesome superpower […]

March 8, 2018 / 0 Comments
MAX: Arts and Thefts by Allison K. Hymas

MAX: Arts and Thefts by Allison K. Hymas

Middle school retrieval specialist Jeremy Wilderson must team up with preteen private detective Becca Mills once again to solve his most mind-boggling case yet! Ahh, summer vacation! Jeremy Wilderson, Scottsville Middle School’s first (and only) retrieval specialist, is enjoying a slower-than-usual season of retrieving (NOT stealing) lost objects in order to help the under thirteen population of Scottsville. But crime doesn’t take a vacation! And […]

February 13, 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