Be a 2-minute superhero! “Our planet is in trouble. It needs YOU.” Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day, time for some action. Kids who read
At nearly 10 inches by 12 inches, Africa, Amazing Africa Country by Country, written by Atinuke and beautifully illustrated by Mouni Feddag, is the perfect coffee table book. But this book is so much more than a visual treat: it’s a lyrical and engaging nonfiction homage to Africa’s diversity of people, traditions, animals, and landscapes that is sure to delight children and adults alike.
If you google VERB TENSE, you’ll find lists ranging from 12 to 16 confusing forms. Fortunately, writers of middle grade and young adult literature only
IMAGINARY, written by Lee Bacon and illustrated by Katy Wu, is poignant, humorous, and sheer delight from start to finish. Released in October 2021, this early middle grade novel is centered around eleven-year-old Zack, who still hasn’t recovered from his father’s death five years earlier. Zack’s only solace is to retreat into his imagination with his imaginary best friend Shovel. If you think the narrator is Zach, guess again.
To Austin For all the reasons you forgot From those who remember This is the dedication at the front of Ryan Dalton’s beautiful new middle
“I can’t say my name. Not because it’s a secret or anything. Honestly I’d shout it into a microphone right now if I could. I’d give up anything to be able to do that. Even my guitar-playing fingertip calluses, which took like a million hours to get. The first half-million hours hurt. A lot.”
Before you turn the page on 2021, please join me in reviewing a sample of the wonderful posts that were offered this past year.
What’s your favorite MG? Three bloggers share theirs.
Happy Book Birthday to THE BACKYARD SECRETS OF DANNY WEXLER by talented author Karen Pokras. This middle grade novel takes readers back to 1978, to
Jayla Jumps In, written by Joy Jones, is an entertaining Middle Grade novel which invites kids to get outside and play! Jayla is a bit
Groundbreaking science, rampaging nature, and colorful characters intertwine in this 2nd Maggie and Nate mystery by talented middle grade author Summer Rachel Short. As the
Odd couple characters abound in children’s books. If you think for a moment, I bet you can rattle off a bunch. There’s Frog and Toad,