Category Archives: Books

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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Those Kids from Fawn Creek, Answers in the Pages, and Zia Erases the World

Here are shorter reviews of three more books I checked out for the #MGReadathon. Continue reading

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Every Bird a Prince by Jenn Reese

The shifting landscape of seventh grade combines with the unseen magical battles in the nearby woods.   Continue reading

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#MGReadathon Finish Line

Here’s my wrap-up, with reviews of It’s the End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit and Valentina Salazar is NOT a Monster Hunter. Continue reading

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The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat

Here’s another lovely Thai-inspired historical fiction/fantasy book from Christina Soontornvat, whose earlier books A Wish in the Dark and All Thirteen won Newbery Honors the same year. Continue reading

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The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton

Here’s a fantastic new magical school story from best-selling author Dhonielle Clayton. Continue reading

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The Loophole by Naz Kutub

A queer teen tries to track down his missing ex-boyfriend to win him back, with help from a possible genie, in this winning debut. Continue reading

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5 Stories of Adventure & Change

Here’s a mix of books from the past couple of years, all sharing an element of change and adventure. Continue reading

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Witchlings by Claribel Ortega

Claribel Ortega’s newest middle grade fantasy, Witchlings, is an appealing mix of friendship, danger, and magic set in a contemporary fantasy world filled with whimsical details. Continue reading

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Chaos on Catnet by Naomi Kritzer

Queer teens, a friendly AI, and a grandmother with suspicious skills save the day in this fantastic near-future teen thriller. Continue reading

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