Tag: middle grade



Frazzled by Booki Vivat Meet Abbie Wu! She’s about to start middle school and she’s totally in crisis. Abbie Wu is in crisis—and not just because she’s stuck in a family that doesn’t quite get her or because the lunch ladies at school are totally corrupt or because everyone seems to have a “Thing” except her. Abbie Wu is in crisis always. Heavily illustrated … Read More Frazzled

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Get in the Halloween Spirit.

As always, TTT is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Halloween books. Here are my ten picks. I don’t usually read scary books, so this was maybe more of a challenge for me than for other people. 1. The Gates by John Connolly -A lovely little semi-funny book about a boy and his weiner dog on Halloween, the night … Read More Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Get in the Halloween Spirit.

When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead This remarkable novel holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart. By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it’s safe to go, and they know who to avoid. Like the crazy guy on the corner. But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by … Read More When You Reach Me