Children - MidChild

Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780763694630
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Published: Candlewick - October 2nd, 2018

While a sequel/companion to Raymie Nightingale this standalone title follows the character Louisiana on the trip of a lifetime when Granny and her head out of Florida to places unknown. It is here that Louisiana learns some upsetting facts about herself, her Granny and the world she thought she knew. But also, she learns what it means to be strong and what family really is. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II by Alan Gratz - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780545880169
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 11th, 2016

Michael O’Shaunessey is a typical Irish kid, except his father is the Irish ambassador, his mother a spy for the British Secret Service and Michael a member of the Hitler Youth. Yet he hates the violence, book burning, and bullying the other boys inflict. When his “friend” shows him secret plans the Nazis are working on, Michael learns that sometimes even a typical boy can fight back, but sometimes secrets are to die for. Mature subject matter but aimed at ages (strong) ten and up. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


My Brigadista Year by Katherine Paterson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780763695088
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Published: Candlewick - October 16th, 2017

Lora, a 13-year-old slightly pampered girl of Havana is called by Castro’s national literacy campaign to go into the mountains and teach the farmers there to read and write. Paterson shows the other side of the Cuban revolution that brought Castro to power. Based on the events of 1961, Paterson opens a world to us that we might not know. While the more mature facts are not hidden, they are presented in an accessible way. A very strong 8 or 9-year-old could read this, or have it read to them, but it is aimed at ages 10 to 13. The Author's note and a timeline of Cuban history at the end help tie everything together. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Dollar Kids by Jennifer Richard Jacobson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780763694746
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Published: Candlewick - August 7th, 2018

Fans of Paper Things, rejoice! This new book about a group of kids whose families move them to a new town (to 'improve' a neighborhood) is full of great characters and lots of drama: after all, does the new town even want improving? And what does that even mean? An eye-opening story about fitting in, good intentions, and making mistakes. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


Echo's Sister by Paul Mosier - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062455673
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Published: HarperCollins - August 7th, 2018

Laughter, or El as she prefers, takes on a lot when her sister, Echo, is diagnosed with cancer. She also thinks she must hide this information from everyone at her new school. She does not want to “stand out.” But she finds support in some wonderfully odd places and finds out a lot about herself as well. Aimed perfectly at the audience of ages (mature) 8 to (lower) 13. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062653864
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Published: HarperCollins - August 7th, 2018

Prince and the Pauper meets Fairyland. Aldridge has created a full-color graphic novel that will please any fantasy lover. The themes of coming of age, magic, siblings, dragons, goblins and more are wrapped up in a delightful package. When danger invades Edmunds and Childe’s worlds they (along with Childe’s golem, Wick, and Edmund’s human sister) must stop it. In the process they just might finally find where they belong. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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