Genre: Middle Grade Speculative

Crime and Carpetbags by Julie Berry

Crime and Carpetbags by Julie Berry

Now that Maeve Merritt has surrendered Mermeros, the djinni she found in a sardine can, she expects her life in London will be dull as dirt. But villains from Maeve’s previous escapades are still searching for the djinni, now in the hands of Mr. Poindexter, the adoptive father of Maeve’s friend Tommy. When Mr. Poindexter tries to use one of his wishes, he and Mermeros […]

October 19, 2021 / 0 Comments
Relatively Normal Secrets by C.W.  Allen

Relatively Normal Secrets by C.W. Allen

Tuesday and Zed Furst are perfectly normal children with perfectly strange parents. Their father won’t discuss his job, their mother never leaves the house without her guard dog, and the topic of the family tree is off limits. When a last minute “business trip” gets the adults out of the way, Zed and Tuesday decide to get to the bottom of things once and for […]

September 9, 2021 / 0 Comments
Dread Watch by Jared Agard

Dread Watch by Jared Agard

A secret fear. An antique pocket watch with a tragic past. When 8th grader Caleb Meyer stumbles upon the old watch at an abandoned railroad museum, he’s sure that if he has it, all his fears will vanish. But the watch is more than just spindles and gears. A twisted ghost lives within, a Dreadmonger, feeding off the fears of his victims. And Caleb, seeking […]

September 1, 2021 / 0 Comments
Champion’s Quest: The Die of Destiny by Frank L. Cole

Champion’s Quest: The Die of Destiny by Frank L. Cole

Lucas Silver’s life is about to change. He thinks it’s because he’s made plans to escape from his foster home and make his way to New York, but then he and some unlikely friends find Hob and Bogie’s Curiosity Shoppe and agree to play a game of Champion’s Quest. When the four kids walk out the front door of the Curiosity Shoppe, they immediately discover […]

August 3, 2021 / 0 Comments
Puppies and Portals by Loralee Evans

Puppies and Portals by Loralee Evans

Babysitting little Leah Walquist might not be very exciting, but after one time travel escapade with her friends, Amy Yellow horse is happy not to go on any more adventures! But when a girl shows up at the Walquists’ house with technology that can only be from the future, Amy realizes her day isn’t going to be normal after all. Thank goodness her friend Will […]

July 29, 2021 / 0 Comments
Zero Chronicles: Dragon Planet by Dan Wells

Zero Chronicles: Dragon Planet by Dan Wells

The colonists from the Pathfinder have arrived on Kaguya, a planet with low gravity but a very dense atmosphere. It’s fun to jump around, but the air makes you loopy. Even worse than that, the heavy atmosphere means that wind storms, although rare, are absolutely devastating. Zero and Nyx help to get everything locked down before the first big storm, but they stumble onto a […]

July 12, 2021 / 0 Comments
The Stars of Whistling Ridge by Cindy Baldwin

The Stars of Whistling Ridge by Cindy Baldwin

Ivy Mae Bloom is almost thirteen years old, her name is almost a complete sentence, and her family’s RV is almost a home. That’s one too many “almosts” for Ivy. She desperately wants a place to put down roots, but it’s her mama’s job as a fallen star to tend the magic underpinning the world—a job that’s kept Ivy’s family living on the road since […]

June 15, 2021 / 0 Comments
The Double Life of Danny Day by Mike Thayer

The Double Life of Danny Day by Mike Thayer

A boy who lives every day twice uses his ability to bring down bullies at his new school. My name is Danny Day, and I live every day twice. The first time, it’s a “discard day.” It’s kind of like a practice run. At the end of the day, I go to bed, wake up, and poof everything gets reset, everything except my memory, that […]

June 15, 2021 / 0 Comments
Legend of the Dragon Slayer by Brandon Mull

Legend of the Dragon Slayer by Brandon Mull

In ancient times, dragons posed the ultimate threat to the rest of the magical world. During the Dragon War, a group of specially trained Dragon Slayers banded together to stand against the onslaught. They called themselves Dragonwatch, and they succeeded in confining the majority of dragons to sanctuaries. Legend of the Dragon Slayer is the illustrated story of the very first Dragon Slayer who took […]

April 20, 2021 / 0 Comments
Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera

Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera

When a powerful desert spirit kidnaps her sister, Cece Rios must learn forbidden magic to get her back. Living in the remote town of Tierra del Sol is dangerous, especially in the criatura months, when powerful spirits roam the desert and threaten humankind. But Cecelia Rios has always believed there was more to the criaturas, much to her family’s disapproval. After all, only brujas—humans who […]

April 15, 2021 / 0 Comments