A roundup of recent middle-grade novels about family formation and dissolution. Stories, like people, begin at home, and no matter how fanciful or adventurous middle-grade …
Biracial siblings connect with their estranged grandparents in Caterpillar Summer.
Home-schooled Emma learns a lot about classrooms and friendship “Because of the Rabbit.”
Beast Rider offers a sympathetic take on the immigration issue through the experience of one Mexican boy.
Eventown is a place of forgetting, but how much forgetting does that take before you forget yourself?
Someday We Will Fly explores a little-known chapter of the Holocaust: the Jewish refuge of Shanghai.
Mitali Perkins’ latest novel takes two conflicted teens to India to confront human trafficking and challenges to their Christian faith.
A days-long power outage is the premise for Zap, a STEM-based, character-driven novel for middle graders.