Category Archives: middle grade

Book Preview: The Great Greene Heist

Here is a novel for adolescents worth reading. The Great Greene Heist will be released in late May of this year. Written by Varian Johnson, it features Jackson Greene, Maplewood Middle School con artist extraordinaire, along with a diverse cast … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Water Castle

The Water Castle (2013) by Megan Frazer Blakemore is a tale with classic themes. It takes place in a small Maine town known as Crystal Springs, a place that isn’t on any map. When young Ephraim’s father suffers a stroke, his … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Twistrose Key

The Twistrose Key (2013) is a debut fantasy novel for children  in the middle grades by the Norwegian author Tone Almhjell, and is illustrated by Ian Schoenherr. It has been compared to The Chronicles of Narnia and The Golden Compass, but this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Liar and Spy

A fun book that I finished reading recently is Liar and Spy (2012), by Rebecca Stead. I won an advance copy in an online contest (I never win things), and then put it away and forgot about it. When I discovered … Continue reading

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