Category Archives: Middle Grade

Mysterious Travelers: Prince of Nowhere and the Lock-Eater

Here are two 2022 middle grade fantasy books, both with characters named Traveler and automata, as well as other cool things like dragons, griffins, and time travel. Continue reading

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Alliana, Girl of Dragons by Julie Abe

I was eagerly awaiting this origin story of Eva’s mother’s best friend, Queen Alliana – especially since it includes dragons. Continue reading

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The Other Side of the River by Alda P. Dobbs

This freshly imagined story of an immigrant girl, taking off from the author’s grandmother’s story, is filled with determination, hard-won joy, as well as hope and humor. Continue reading

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Magical Schools: Wildseed Witch and Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

Here are two exciting new magical school books, both with kids at all-Black schools, one drawing on Louisiana’s Black history and one set in a futuristic Nigeria. Continue reading

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A Taste of Magic by J. Elle

Here’s a sparkling and delicious new story of a 12-year-old learning magic, baking and other secrets in her inner city neighborhood magic academy. Continue reading

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Blog Tour! HOMEBOUND by John David Anderson

If you love thrilling space adventures and galactic war combined with found and real family and reflections on the meaning of life, read on! Continue reading

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How to Be Brave by Daisy May Johnson

Here’s a smart, modern British boarding school story, packed with humor, friendships, footnotes, bravery and British baked goods. Continue reading

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Pepper’s Rules for Secret Sleuthing by Briana McDonald

I have finally gotten around to reading my daughter’s absolute favorite mystery book. Continue reading

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Castle of Tangled Magic by Sophie Anderson

What happens when a girl, a fox spirit, and a cranky witch team up to save a magical castle? Continue reading

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Fenris and Mott by Greg van Eekhout

Who doesn’t want to read a fast-paced middle grade fantasy combining Norse mythology with magical puppy mayhem? Continue reading

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