Category Archives: Middle Grade

16 Awesome Graphic Novels for Kids on Hoopla

In my on-going series trying to keep kids without access to physical libraries in books, here are some graphic novels that my kids and I enjoy that are available for download from hoopla through your library (if it subscribes to … Continue reading

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The Bromeliad Trilogy by Terry Pratchett

I have been deliberately reading Terry Pratchett’s prodigious work just one or two a year, saving them for hard times.  It felt like a pandemic definitely counts as time to pull out the comfort reads!  The Bromeliad Trilogy was first published 1989-1990. Continue reading

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Graphic Novel Ghosts: Sheets and Lola

Sheets by Brenna Thummler. Lion Forge Comics, 2018. ISBN 978-1941302675. Read on hoopla. 13-year-old Marjorie Glatt has been running a small laundromat by herself ever since her mother died, while going to school and caring for her younger brother.  Her … Continue reading

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Young Blerds: SLAY and My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich

Here are two more books from my Cybils TBR Read Down pile.  As the partner of someone who was usually one of just a few people of color at the local sci-fi conventions, I was so happy to see two books for young nerds of color like his younger self! Continue reading

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A Game of Fox and Squirrels by Jenn Reese.

Here’s a moving adventure from the author of the Above World trilogy, reviewing as part of the #CybilsReadDown. Thanks to Charlotte of Charlotte’s Library (link to her review) for the review copy!   A Game of Fox and Squirrels by Jenn Reese. … Continue reading

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Kids on Bikes: Ghost Squad and Ways to Make Sunshine

Here are two books for the younger middle grade set that are just coming out in April of 2020, both featuring girls on bikes  These are both from my Cybils Awards ReadDown TBR pile. Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega. … Continue reading

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My Favorite Books of 2019

Here’s the long list of the books I loved most last year, with notes to help you find them at your library now. Continue reading

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10 Great Fantasy Audiobook Series for Kids on hoopla

Here’s a list of fantasy audiobooks I love, all downloadable from hooplaDigitial if your library subscribes. Continue reading

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Love Sugar Magic: A Mixture of Mischief Blog Tour

I was honored to be invited to participate in the blog tour for the third and sadly final book in the Love Sugar Magic series.  If you missed the first two, here are the reviews of Love Sugar Magic: A … Continue reading

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Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens

This year I finally read all the books in this series that are available in the U.S.  I may have read this one over the summer and saved the review until it was more seasonally appropriate… what could go better … Continue reading

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