Tag: middle-grade

  1. Recommended Book: The Jumbies

    The Jumbies By Tracey Baptiste ISBN: 9781616204143 When Corinne La Mer chases an agouti into the woods to retrieve her pendant, she attracts the attention of an ancient being who lives in the forest: a jumbie. The jumbies, like the European fairy folk, are Other: the supernatural, sometimes dangerous beings…

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  2. Book Review: Smek for President

    Smek for President by Adam Rex Science fiction for kids is rare enough; truly funny middle-grade science fiction is even rarer. In fact, off the top of my head I can only think of one book in the hilarious middle-grade science fiction genre: The True Meaning of Smekday. Now that…

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  3. Book Review: Rose and the Lost Princess

    Rose and the Lost Princess by Holly Webb In the first book, Rose was thrilled to be selected for a position as a housemaid for a prominent magician. As an orphan, her dream was to get out of the orphanage and earn her own living. But when she discovered that…

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  4. Book Review: Rose

    Rose by Holly Webb Synopsis: Rose is a practical girl. When the other orphans daydream about finding their parents, Rose dreams of getting a position in domestic service, of being independent, working hard, and earning a living. So when the housekeeper for a leading magician comes to the orphanage looking…

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  5. Book Review: The Boy at the End of the World

    The Boy at the End of the World by Greg van Eekhout Fisher’s first moments of life could end up being his last. Born from a pod of bubbling gel, he comes to awareness in a lab that is collapsing around him. Fisher manages to escape with the help…

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  6. Book Review: Departure Time

    Departure Time Truus Maati There is a girl, who finds herself on an empty plain just as the rain starts. She doesn’t remember how she got there, or even who she is. Seeking shelter from the rain, she finds a hotel run by a fox and a rat. There’…

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  7. Middle grade fantasy & science fiction review roundup

    I’ve been busy these days reading YA SFF for the Cybils, and haven’t had much time to read the middle grade books. If you’re looking for good fantasy or science fiction for middle grade readers, Cybils panelist Charlotte has rounded up MG SFF reviews for the week…

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