Shelli reviews this medieval fantasy, in which a girl learns to channel her inner heroine.
Middle grades screwball comedy, YA Victorian steampunk mysteries, and a little historical fiction were highlights of this week’s reading list.
All that short story reading has paid off: Suzanne has the definitive guide to the best short stories for your middle school or high school homeschool (or for your own personal reading list).
A robot washes up on the shore of deserted island in this Robinson Crusoe-Blade Runner mash-up that's as philosophical as it is charming.
A charming middle grades mystery and a gender-bending take on Oliver Twist are highlights in this month's new releases.
The earliest days of U.S. history come to life in this readaloud about the James Town settlement of 1607.
A lovely coming of age story about a girl who would grow up to become a key player in the civil rights movement.
The future Black Panther gets an early start on being a superhero when he's sent to middle school in the city of Chicago. A fun, fast-paced middle grades novel that will get you ready for the upcoming movie.
It's flu season, and we've got a reading list of historical fiction and nonfiction to help you explore epidemics past.
This thoughtful middle grades historical fiction tackles Little Rock's turbulent integration era through the story of two girls' friendship.
An imaginary friend discovers that he's imaginary and sets off on a whimsical quest to find himself in this odd but lovely book.
Suzanne picks the best 10 children's and young adult books she crossed off her TBR list in 2017 in this Library Chicken roundup.
A Native American history reading list for your middle grades homeschool, including fiction and nonfiction books.
A boarding school on a ship, a demon with a centuries-old agenda, and a haunted house in Chicago bring a little mystery to middle grades fiction.
In this spooky middle grades ghost story, Molly must face her own ghosts before she can confront the spirit haunting the crumbling English manor house she hopes to call home.
It's all about adventure in these new books, whether you're visiting a fantasy world where one brave guild stands between a city and disaster or meeting a tween determined to start her own restaurant.
In this genuinely scary ghost story, Zoe must solve a 19th century death to save her ghostly friend.
In this timely tale, kids from two different species try to figure out who is sowing hate and discord between their communities.
In an alternate London, ghosts are on the rampage — and only squads of spirit-sensitive kids can stop them.