The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill on August 9th 2016 Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade Pages: 400 Goodreads Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise...

Behind the Canvas by Alexander Vance

Behind the Canvas by Alexander Vance Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 23rd 2016 Genres: Middle Grade, Fiction Pages: 336 Goodreads A girl discovers she has the ability to inhabit the world of famous paintings, and tries to help a boy trapped behind the canvas. There is a world behind the canvas. Past the paint of the canvas is a realm where art lives, breathes, creates, destroys. Claudia Miravista...

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson Published by Dial on March 10th 2015 Genres: Graphic Novels, Middle Grade Pages: 240 Goodreads For fans of Raina Telgemeier’s Smile, a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby. Twelve-year-old Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid signs up for roller derby camp, she assumes Nicole will too. But Nicole signs...

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander Published by HMH Books for Young Readers on March 18th 2014 Genres: Poetry, Fiction, Middle Grade Pages: 237 Goodreads 2015 Newbery Medal Winner 2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I’m delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his...

Book Review: George by Alex Gino!

by Alex Gino Published by Scholastic Press Genres: LGBTQIA, Middle Grade Hello everyone! Today I have a review of GEORGE which is an awesome book that I encourage everyone to read. If you haven’t read all the magical reviews yet, may I persuade you to read mine? George by Alex Gino Published August 25th 2015 Genres: MG, LGBTQIA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction Rating:  BE WHO YOU ARE. When people look at...

The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz

The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz Series: Hook's Revenge #2 Published by Disney-Hyperion on September 15th 2015 Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Retelling Pages: 352 Goodreads Fresh off a fearsome encounter with the Neverland crocodile, Jocelyn Hook decides the most practical plan is to hunt down her father's famous fortune. After all, she'll need the gold to fund her adventuring in the future. (And luckily, Hook left her the map.) But...

School for Sidekicks by Kelly McCullough

School for Sidekicks by Kelly McCullough on August 4th 2015 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction Pages: 336 Goodreads Being a hero isn't always what it's cracked up to be in this funny and genuine novel from adult fantasy author Kelly McCullough. Evan Quick is a GIANT superhero geek who dreams of one day becoming a superhero himself. Every morning he checks to see if he's developed his powers overnight, and every day...

The Book of Dares for Lost Friends by Jane Kelley

The Book of Dares for Lost Friends by Jane Kelley on July 14th 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Middle Grade Pages: 304 Goodreads Val and Lanora have been friends forever. Val expects their relationship to stay the same. But after they start middle school, Lanora decides to reinvent herself. Her parents have split up, and she wants to rise above that. Unfortunately Lanoraʼs choices lead her into trouble. Val hates watching...

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman Published by Henry Holt and Co., MacMillian on June 2nd 2015 Genres: Fiction, Middle Grade, Mystery Pages: 368 Goodreads A hidden book. A found cipher. A game begins . . . . Twelve-year-old Emily is on the move again. Her family is relocating to San Francisco, home of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger, a game where books...

Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle: Mini-Review

Better Nate Than Ever by Nate Federle Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on February 3rd 2013 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Middle Grade Goodreads Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he'd settle for *seeing* a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one...