Children - MidChild

Donut the Destroyer by Sarah Graley - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781338541922
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Published: Graphix - June 2nd, 2020

Are you ready for Donut (first name) The (middle name) Destroyer (last name)? This super strength-wielding girl is packed to the top with goodness! Little old Ladies are saved from demons! Libraries saved from chaos! Going to bed early and up early shows character! If only her parents could understand her desire to be who she knows she was meant to be: a hero! But when your parents are the most wanted villains in your land, what is a poor girl to do? And sometimes even doing the right thing, is not so easy as it seems. Kid-jokes fill this aged 8 to 13 graphic novel. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

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)
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


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