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
The follow up to one of my favorite middle grade books is finally in my hands! I wouldn't have believed it possible, but this book is just as wonderful as The One and Only Ivan. SYNOPSIS Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best… Continue reading The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate
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
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
Between the ages of eight and twelve we all start to discover what makes us unique individuals. We learn how to make new friends and hold onto the ones that are dear to us. We take our first steps into discovering where our place is in the world and how to change and control the… Continue reading My 30 Favorite Middle Grade Books (So Far)
I have been finding a great deal of comfort in reading (and re-reading!) middle grade books and young YAs. I will be posting a list of my favorite middle grade books later today but there is one thing about middle grade and YA books that fascinate me - Where Are the Parents? It seems like… Continue reading Middle Grade Book Bingo: Where Are the Parents?
I am always trying to work through my spectacular shelves of books and when I catch a reading mood I try to ride it for as long as possible. When Leslie @ Books Are the New Black mentioned that she was dedicating May to reading Middle Grade Books because there are two readathons, I knew this… Continue reading Middle Grade May!
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
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
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