Holling C Holling comes to appreciate more than Shakespeare in this humorous historical fiction middle school novel. Starred review!
In Checked, one family’s deep involvement in hockey provides the background for life questions
A dauntless 11-year-old boy confronts a possible Russian spy in this Cold-War-era thriller.
Chiko and Tu Reh learn to face challenges and love their enemies in modern day, war-torn Burma in this realistic fiction novel for teens. Starred review.
To “pay attention” to the world around you is rule #1 of a life well lived, as this winning middle-grade novel shows
Two recent graphic-novel adaptations of classic stories have their strengths, but overall demonstrate the adage, “the book is better.” A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine …
New Kid offers a fresh and funny graphic-novel take on the middle-school blues.
You Who: Why You Matter and How to Deal with It is a refreshing take on the “find yourself” messages blaring from our culture for teens and their parents.