Children - MidChild

A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry - Book Review

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By Rosanne Parry, Mónica Armiño (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062895936
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 7th, 2019

Swift, a young wolf separated from his pack due to an attack by a rival wolf family, must navigate a lone stretch of pacific wilderness on an adventure of survival. Alone, Swift faces hunger, injuries, poachers and other enemies as he struggles to find a new place called home.
Inspired by the true story of OR-7, this charming journey is told in the wolf's point of view and will stick with you long after you put the book down. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon

The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) by Sayantani DasGupta - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781338185713
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 29th, 2019

Fans of Percy Jackson, pick this up! It has everything:

  • Mythology (from India)
  • Riddles (fun to solve)
  • Non-stop action (the whole book happens in just 3 days)
It is quite a birthday for Kiran... She comes home from school to find that her parents have been abducted by inter-dimensional demons. Twins from a parallel world tell her the only way to save them - a quest involving a Serpent King, a black hole, and a talking bird. Happy Birthday, Kiran!
A very fun read. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Chirp by Kate Messner - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781547602810
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 4th, 2020

I challenge you to read this book and not laugh-out-loud!
Mia is enjoying summer - new camps, new friends, and best of all, helping her grandma on the farm. And she needs help - people aren't excited to eat her product, because... she grows crickets. The answer? Launch a social media cricket eating challenge, of course!
As Mia and her friends look to the future and work on growing the cricket business, Mia is also looking to her past. She used to be a star gymnast, but since her fall, she gets queasy just looking at a balance beam. But maybe the fall wasn't the only thing that makes her hesitant to go back...
Kate Messner is a master of tween stories, giving readers current big world-issues to explore, and creating fully-formed characters you can root for! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780763694647
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Published: Candlewick - September 24th, 2019

Another wonderful character brought to life by Kate DiCamillo. Beverly embarks on an adventure in search of a new life after her dog dies-finding more than she knew she was looking for. Fast paced, touching, and humorous, readers will jump right in with Beverly. ~ Reviewed by Jessie DeGarmo

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062747808
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 28th, 2019

Warga tells a beautiful story about fitting in when you only stand out. Yet, our narrator Jude wants to stand out. But not because she is “weird” (aka: Muslim, does not speak English well) but because she belongs. Jude finds a way to balance all the parts that make her, Jude: the brave girl, the sister, the proud daughter, the friend and cousin. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner - Book Review

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By Heather Kassner, Matt Saunders (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250296894
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 6th, 2019

Irréelle is a perfectly imperfect girl magicked into being by the villainous imagination of Miss Vesper and the help of some bone dust. All Irréelle wants is to be made real. But at what cost? Kassner's debut is a haunting tale of magic and graveyards, sure to delight fans of all things spooky. Though the story is rich with darkness its theme of friendship woven throughout casts a bright light, creating a masterful work full of heart. ~ Reviewed by Hanna Yost


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