Children - MidChild

Don’t Turn Out the Lights: A Tribute to Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Jonathan Maberry - Book Review

In this terrifying tribute to Alvin Schwartz, featuring some of the most popular horror writers, I thoroughly enjoyed the creepiness of these tales, the terror that some - like the Tall Ones - created for me... and the genuine classic horror feels that makes a good scary story - scary! Sometimes you don’t need blood and gore.. sometimes all you need is a bump in the night, something scratching against the windows, a growl in the dark...⁣ ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon

Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Novel #1) by Renée Watson - Book Review

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By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781547600564
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 28th, 2020

A sweet, empowering story about a girl named Ryan who is curious and loves to cook but her world gets turned upside down when she finds out her family has to move into a smaller house due to her father's job situation. Ryan will teach you the power of standing up for yourself and keeping your head held high when you have your family's love and guidance to help you be brave. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp

Skunk and Badger (Skunk and Badger 1) by Amy Timberlake - Book Review

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By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781643750057
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

Skunk and Badger are The Really Odd Couple. Timberlake created a book that has an old school/old world feeling to it. When two opposites are made to live with each other, the feathers fly (and not just from the chickens Skunks invites over). There is stink humor, a little danger and a lot of antics readers ages 7 to 10 can find a good time. It also would make for a fun read aloud by doing a chapter or two a night. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062836625
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Published: Walden Pond Press - September 3rd, 2019

A beautiful coming-of-age story about Leah and Jasper - two young girls who've both faced tragedy and loss at such an impressionable age. Drawn to each other through the desperate need for friendship, a powerful, unbreakable bond forms between the two that is full of understanding, love, and healing.
Jasper and June is a moving read with topics that tackle death, grief, loss, homelessness, family, and friendship. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon

Bloom (The Overthrow #1) by Kenneth Oppel - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524773007
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

It came in the rain...
Bloom is a fantastic, alien survival adventure series that is creepy, thrilling, and an instant favorite! This novel is packed full of action and adventure that’ll leave you dangling precariously from its deadly vines, eager for the next book in the trilogy. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon

Chirp by Kate Messner - Book Review

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

An honest and powerful book that should be in every bookstore and school library. The parallels between the cricket farm and a woman's experience in this male dominated world were unexpected but worked for the story. Kate Messner does an excellent job of creating an engaging story, while also sharing words of wisdom that the intended audience (Middle-grade) can understand. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


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