Daisy’s Search for Freedom

Title: Daisy's Search for Freedom Author: Bertha Schwartz Series: The Searchers #1 Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction Publishing Date: June 17, 2018 About the Book: It’s the 1850s and Daisy, a slave girl from Alabama, is thrilled when her Mama is brought to her plantation to be the new cook. Six Oaks Plantation has been Daisy’s home … Continue reading Daisy’s Search for Freedom

The Girls’ Guide to Conquering Middle School

Title: The Girls' Guide to Conquering Middle School Author: Erica & Jonathan Catherman Series: N/A Genre: Youth Non-Fiction Publishing Date: October 16, 2018 About the Book: The transition from elementary school to middle school skirts the borders of traumatic for many girls. Their bodies are changing, their moods are shifting, their friendships are tested, and … Continue reading The Girls’ Guide to Conquering Middle School

Imagine… The Fall of Jericho (Imagine #3)

Title: Imagine... The Fall of Jericho Author: Matt Koceich Series: Imagine Series #3 Genre: Adventure/Time Travel Target Age-Group: 8-12 # of Pages: 112 Publishing Date: October 1, 2018 About the Book: The Third Release in an Epic Bible Adventure Series for Kids The last thing fourth-grader Jake Henry remembers (before the world as he knew it … Continue reading Imagine… The Fall of Jericho (Imagine #3)

The Beginning (The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls #1)

Title: The Beginning Author: MJ Thomas Series: The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls #1 Genre: Middle Grade Adventure Target Age: 6-9 (Grades 1-3) # of Pages: 107 Publishing Date: August 8, 2017 About the Book: The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series follows siblings Peter and Mary and their dog, Hank, as they discover ancient scrolls that transport them back … Continue reading The Beginning (The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls #1)

Wonder

Title: Wonder Author: RJ Palacio Series: Wonder #1 Genre: Middle Grade Fiction Publishing Date: February 14, 2012 About the Book: I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.  August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade … Continue reading Wonder

The Worlds Next Door

Title: The Worlds Next Door Author: C.E. White Series: Stand-Alone Genre: Fantasy (Middle Grade) Publishing Date: November 29, 2017 About the Book: Twelve-year-old Janie Rutland somewhat grudgingly befriends Reggie Rankin—the weird new kid at school—and finally has someone to investigate her curious sightings in the abandoned house next door. When they find there’s an impossible world … Continue reading The Worlds Next Door