middle grade

August 10, 2016
mayday

Mayday by Karen Harrington

In Mayday, 13-year-old Wayne discovers that even a plane crash can have a silver lining, and treasures may hide under life’s hard knocks. Mayday by Karen […]
August 6, 2016
Roller girl

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

The rough, tough world of girls’ roller derby is the setting for this surprisingly sweet depiction of friendship, breakup, and change. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson.  […]
July 29, 2016
what elephants

What Elephants Know by Erick Dinerstein

Lowland Tibet is the exotic setting for this coming-of-age story featuring an 11-year-old boy and the elephants he loves. What Elephants Know by Erick Dinerstein.  Disney […]
July 15, 2016
Hilo2

Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World by Judd Winick

The exuberant boy-robot Hilo is back from “the void,” pursuing his mission to destroy his arch-enemy Razorwark and discover his own origin and purpose. Hilo Book […]
July 13, 2016
mother daughter club

The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick

In this series opener, four sixth-grade girls discover that reading the classics can change contemporary attitudes. The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick.  Simon & […]
July 13, 2016
mother daughter camp

The Mother-Daughter Book Camp by Heather Vogel Frederick

The Mother-Daughter Book Club series wraps up with all five members of the club serving as camp counselors together before launching their adult lives. The Mother-Daughter […]