Genre: MG General

Strong Like the Sea  by Wendy S. Swore

Strong Like the Sea by Wendy S. Swore

Even though twelve-year-old Alexis was born in Hawaii, she won’t surf or swim with her friends—not since the ocean and its hidden creatures swept her out to sea. Instead, she grabs her best detective hat and decodes her mom’s latest challenge. Alex’s mom works in counterintelligence and leaves codes, ciphers, and puzzles behind for Alex to solve, always with a “treasure” at the end. It’s […]

May 25, 2021 / 0 Comments
Fly with Me by Julie Hahn

Fly with Me by Julie Hahn

Eleven-year-old Jessa Newberry desperately wants to fit in with the popular girls but on the first day of middle school she makes a fool of herself in front of the whole class. On top of that, she’s having these strange dreams about Sidney, a friend she hasn’t seen since kindergarten. Together in the dreams they fly around Dreamland, a magical world with ice-cream trees and […]

March 30, 2021 / 0 Comments
Sophie Murphy Does Not Exist by Tiffany Blanchard

Sophie Murphy Does Not Exist by Tiffany Blanchard

An important life is measured by one thing: Netopedia When Sophie Murphy discovers that her father’s life wasn’t remarkable enough to warrant a listing, she makes a decision. Her life would be remarkable. But if you’re not an Olympian, a singer, or a football star, becoming important is hard. It’s even more difficult when you also have to heal your family and remind the world […]

March 4, 2021 / 0 Comments
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