Category Archives: Middle grade novel

Ride On by Faith Erin Hicks

Ride On by Faith Erin Hicks. First Second, 2022. 9781250772824 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback graphic novel What did you like about the book?  Norrie, Sam, and Quinn, three horse-crazed teens, spend … Continue reading

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Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good by Louie Stowell

Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good by Louie Stowell. Walker Books, Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536223279 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover illustrated novel What did you like about the book?  Any … Continue reading

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Valentina Salazar is Not a Monster Hunter by Zoraida Cordova

Valentina Salazar is Not a Monster Hunter by Zoraida Cordova. Scholastic, 2022. 9781338712728  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC Paperback Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? Valentina Salazar does NOT … Continue reading

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Dad’s Girlfriend and Other Anxieties by Kellye Crocker

Dad’s Girlfriend and Other Anxieties by Kellye Crocker. Albert Whitman & Company, 2022. 9780807514214 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 4 Format: Paperback ARC Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Ava and her … Continue reading

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The Final Cut by Denis Markell

The Final Cut by Denis Markell. Delacorte Press, 2022. 9780593180662 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Alex is in 7th grade, and is excited … Continue reading

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Hello, Goodbye by Kate Stollenwerck

Hello, Goodbye by Kate Stollenwerck. Spark Press, BookSparks, 2022. 9781684631452 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback (ARC) Genre: Realistic Fiction  What did you like about the book? Fifteen-year-old Hailey  is expecting to have … Continue reading

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Cress Watercress by Gregory Maguire, illustrated by David Litchfield

Cress Watercress by Gregory Maguire, illustrated by David Litchfield. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536211009 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Animal fantasy What did you like about the book? The young rabbit Cressida … Continue reading

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Meant to Be by Jo Knowles

Meant to Be by Jo Knowles. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536210323 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Ivy and her family have recently moved … Continue reading

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The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat

The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536204957 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? In a Thai-inspired fantasy world, Sai, a 12-year-old … Continue reading

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Tiger Honor by Yoon Ha Lee

Tiger Honor by Yoon Ha Lee. Disney Hyperion, 2022. 9781368055543 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy or Science Fiction What did you like about the book? Sebin, a nonbinary Korean thirteen-year-old, … Continue reading

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