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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fabulous New Middle Grade Books!

A ton of great middle-grade and picture books have come out the past couple of months, and I've not posted about them because it's been, well, summer and everything. But anyway. Back to it! Click on the title to read reviews, which are pulled from Kirkus Reviews unless otherwise noted. (PW = Publishers Weekly)

Picture Books










Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller & Anne Wilsdorf
Chick-o-Saurus Rex by Lenore & Daniel Jennewein (PW)
The Monstore by Tara Lazar & James Burks (Picture Book Academy)
Year of the Jungle by Suzanne Collins (for somewhat older readers)

MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS


Dystopia/Science Fiction










The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke
Parched  by Melanie Crowder (dystopia) (Wall St Journal)
Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman (dystopia/sci fi, coming Sept 24) (rev by The Moonlight Library)
Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner (sci fi)

Contemporary












Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan
Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington
Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga by Teddy Steinkellner (PW)

Mystery, Adventure, & Magic









The Path of Names by Ari Goelman (mystery/ghost story) (rev by KidsReads)
The Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher(contemporary mystery)
Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson (fantasy adventure) (rev by PW)
The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt (mystery/adventure)
The Glitter Trap by Barbara Brauner & James Iver Mattson (magic/paranormal)
Fallout by Todd Strasser (thriller)

Historical











Every Day After by Laura Golden (1930s)
Brotherhood by A.B. Westrick (Civil War)

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Come back tomorrow for a roundup of recently released YA books. There are a ton! 

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