Genre: Middle Grade

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The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

I first read a few samples of this in BuzzBooks and it felt like I was going to cry. You know that tight feeling in your throat, the burning behind your eyes? Yeah, that was what I felt. So, of course, I knew I had to read more. The Thing… Read more »

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Max Flash: Game On

Max Flash: Game On

Max Flash: Game On is a fast-paced chapter book for Middle Grade readers. It’s full of action, video games, sassy kids, super secret spy missions, and some wacky science fiction. In short? I loved it. Max Flash is kind of a magical kid. See, his parents are both stage magicians,… Read more »

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Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman

Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman

This was a fantastic middle-grade book. It was full of action, strong characters, an adventure with high stakes, parents that care, and a happy ending.  While I would say this is targeted more towards female readers (because our main character is a strong and independent girl) it’s easily accessible for male readers… Read more »

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The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt

The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt

At first blush it’s hard to decide on what the point of this story was. Max’s parents have vanished, leaving Max behind to take care of himself. He tries to live with his Granny for a while, but that doesn’t work out for him, so he decides to go back home…. Read more »

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Stitch Head and The Pirate’s Eye by Guy Bass

Stitch Head and The Pirate’s Eye by Guy Bass

Stitch Head is like Frankenstein for children. See, in Frankenstein the Doctor creates this creature that is sadly misunderstood, rejected by his creator, and is a rather sensitive creature who only wants friends. And Stitch Head, though given his name my his maker, is abandoned and just wants to be… Read more »

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Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell

Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell

First my reluctant reader 7-year-old read this book in two days (and only two because I made him stop reading and go to bed), then it was my turn and it was easy to see how this graphic novel captured his attention so intensely. The artwork is vibrant and full… Read more »

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