Category Archives: Middle grade novel

Long Road to the Circus by Betsy Bird, illustrated by David Small

Long Road to the Circus by Betsy Bird, illustrated by David Small. Alfred A. Knopf, 2021. 9780593303931 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Historical fiction What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Whispering Alaska by Brendan Jones

Whispering Alaska by Brendan Jones. Delacorte Press, 2021. 9780593303535 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Nicky is moving from Pennsylvania to Alaska with … Continue reading

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The Lost Language by Claudia Mills

The Lost Language by Claudia Mills. Margaret Ferguson Books, 2021. 9780823450381 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Realistic; Novel in verse What did you like about the book? Betsy (Bumble) and Lizard … Continue reading

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The Fowl Twins: Get What They Deserve by Eoin Colfer

The Fowl Twins: Get What They Deserve by Eoin Colfer. Disney Hyperion, 2021. 9781368075671  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy. What did you like about the book? Myles and Beckett are … Continue reading

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Archibald Finch and the Lost Witches by Michel Guyon,  illustrated by Zina Kostich

Archibald Finch and the Lost Witches by Michel Guyon,  illustrated by Zina Kostich. Andrews McMeel, 2021. 9781524867720 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 2 Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy What did you like about the book?  Archibald … Continue reading

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The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay

The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2021. 9781665900911 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Historical fiction What did you like about the book? This compelling World War II … Continue reading

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Shelter by Christie Matheson

Shelter by Christie Matheson. Random House, 2021. 9780593376386 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Maya narrates a day in her life living in a … Continue reading

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It’s the End of the World and I’m In My Bathing Suit by Justin A. Reynolds

It’s the End of the World and I’m In My Bathing Suit by Justin A. Reynolds. Scholastic Press, 2022. 9781338740226 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 2 Format: ARC, publication date April 5, 2022 Genre: Science … Continue reading

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A Comb of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow

A Comb of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow. Quill Tree Books, 2022. 9780063043435 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback ARC (published February 8th, 2022) Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? This … Continue reading

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Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds, drawings by Raúl the Third

Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Raúl the Third. Caitlin Dlouhy/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2021. 9781534418165 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy/superheroes What did you like about the … Continue reading

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