Middle Grade · Mystery · series

Enola Holmes by Nancy Springer

The divine Netflix trailer brought this series back to my attention. Now that I have read the first book I cannot wait to get my hands on more! SYNOPSIS When Enola Holmes, the much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared—on her 14th birthday nonetheless—she knows she alone can find her.… Continue reading Enola Holmes by Nancy Springer

Middle Grade · nonfiction · Uncategorized

NonFiction Friday: Undefeated

This middle grade story of the early days of football has all the elements of a Hollywood or Disney hit movie. An unparalleled talent, a football genius, and a team that refused to quit came together to give us the sport of football as we know it today. SYNOPSIS Jim Thorpe: super athlete, Olympic gold… Continue reading NonFiction Friday: Undefeated

Middle Grade

The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club Trilogy by Alex Bell

This middle grade, action-packed trilogy had the perfect mixture of friendship and fantasy. I would like to immediately move to a place with miniature dinosaurs, fairies, and gentlemen flamingos. Note: Since this is a review of the trilogy I am going to share my views very generally to avoid spoilers. Also, I am actively trying… Continue reading The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club Trilogy by Alex Bell

Graphic Novels · Middle Grade · Sunday Comics · Uncategorized

Sunday Morning Comics: Guts by Raina Telgemeier

This middle grade graphic novels features the author's own memories and experiences dealing with the physical manifestation of anxiety. The accessible message paired with the bravery and kindness of the characters makes this an ideal read for the stressors of today's world. SYNOPSIS A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling,… Continue reading Sunday Morning Comics: Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Graphic Novels · Middle Grade · Sunday Morning Comics · Uncategorized

The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner

A middle grade graphic novel that speaks to the power of communication in families. I couldn't love Moth Hush more if she used her magic to make a million copies of herself. SYNOPSIS A School Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of 2019! Sabrina the Teenage Witch meets Roller Girl in this hilarious, one-of-a-kind graphic novel… Continue reading The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner

FrighteninglyGoodRead · Middle Grade

Frighteningly Good Reads #4: The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

This middle grade book is the kind of thrillingly creepy tale that will bring a shiver to your spine even as the last heat of the summer sun continues to burn your skin. The Night Gardener follows two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. But… Continue reading Frighteningly Good Reads #4: The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier