Children - MidChild

Under the Broken Sky by Mariko Nagai - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250159212
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 15th, 2019

This story of a 12-year-old Japanese girl, Natsu, growing up in Manchuria is a beautiful prose-poetry novel. Her mostly sheltered life as a Japanese citizen in Manchuria-China has not prepared her for the repercussions of war. When the unheard of occurs, Natsu and her younger sister quickly learn that what we do to survive is not always pretty, but necessary. A lovely look at a forgotten piece of history. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Beast: Face-To-Face with the Florida Bigfoot by Watt Key - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374313692
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 14th, 2020

Adam saw something standing in the road which ultimately caused the accident that led to his parents' disappearance. Unable to come to terms with what he saw, he ventures into an uninhabitable wilderness in search of answers, no matter how dangerous his journey may become.
Living in the north country, we're familiar with Bigfoot - or Sasquatch - and all of us know a story or two about the myths surrounding the mysterious being. Key's fast paced and wild thrill ride takes us to the very edges of human civilization in pursuit of these elusive legendary creatures, in a hair-raising story of survival and adventure. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Bernard Pepperlin by Cara Hoffman - Book Review

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By Cara Hoffman, Olga Demidova (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062865441
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Published: HarperCollins - September 17th, 2019

We have a hero mouse, with a familiar past, showing what the little guy can do. The story of Bernard (aka The Dormouse of one famous tea party), is one of courage, community, friendship and even, mistakes. This basically sequel to Alice in Wonderland brings to light why there was an eternal tea party; shows magic is real; it’s hard work to do the right thing and sometimes it only takes one mouse to stand up, for others to follow. ~ Reviewed by Jeanettte


Nightbooks by J. A. White - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062560094
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 25th, 2019

Alex gets trapped in an enchanted apartment with a witch who demands he tell her a scary story every night in order to survive. But when he begins to run out of stories, Alex and his new friends - other captives - must try to find a way to escape, or be stuck forever!
Fast paced and fun, this quick read is a modern day retelling of Hansel & Gretel that takes the entire fairy tale to a whole new level. This "Nightbook" is full of magic, darkness, and what it truly means to embrace what makes you unique in a world that demands you be the same as everybody else. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Dead Voices by Katherine Arden - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525515050
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

Ollie and her friends are back for another adventure - and this time they're snowed in at a ski resort that's haunted by vengeful ghosts! Can they survive the perilous night and outsmart an enemy the three of them thought that they had left in their past?
Creepy, chilling, and fun, Dead Voices is a spine tingling ghost story that has a twist you won't see coming! ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Wondrous Rex by Patricia MacLachlan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062940988
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 17th, 2020

Grace lives next door to her writer aunt, Lucy. After school one day, Grace sees pickles and freshly baked cookies out. This means Lucy is having writer's block. But not to worry, she has sent out an ad to find an assistant who, with the help of magic, can help her. Magic transforms not only Lucy’s life, but Grace's and a dog named Rex, too. Perfect for anyone who loves writing, dogs, pickles, humor, or magic! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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