Posts tagged Middle Grade Readers

Lumberjanes

I wish I had the Lumberjanes when I was young. Following five girls – Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley – at Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types, Lumberjanes is a…

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Nest

In Esther Ehrlich’s middle grade novel Nest, 11-year-old Naomi “Chirp” Orenstein is growing up in 1970s Cape Cod in a quiet, small town and she loves birds. She’s a bird watcher who can recite a…

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The Riverman

It’s really not a secret that I’m a huge Neil Gaiman fan. I haven’t been the only person here to review Gaiman, but if you look at any of my Gaiman reviews, I swoon. So…

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Goblin Secrets

At the 2012 National Book Awards ceremony, when the Young People’s Literature winner was announced I thought, “Goblin Secrets, wha..?” I was shocked because Goblin Secrets is a fantasy novel up against books about drug…

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Okay for Now

Doug Swieteck has an abusive father, passive mother, a jerk for an older brother, and he and his family just moved to stupid Marysville, New York, where the library is only open on Saturdays and…

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Wonderstruck

If you don't like gushing, stop reading this right now and start reading Wonderstruck. If you don't mind gushing, read this first, then start reading Wonderstruck. Wonderstruck is the follow-up to Brian Selznick's Caldecott Medal-winning…

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