Children - MidChild

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

The Runaway Princess by Johan Troïanowski - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593118405
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Published: Random House Graphic - January 21st, 2020

Modern language makes this Pippi Longstocking-meets-Swiss Family Robinson-meets Dora the Explorer-meets Tangled (if Rapunzel was an 8-year-old girl) graphic novel an interesting read. Extremely detailed illustrations. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Best Friends by Shannon Hale - Book Review

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By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250317469
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Published: First Second - August 27th, 2019

This is Hale and Pham’s second relatable graphic novel. Adults and children ages 10 and up can relate to the rules of 6th grade. Just when you think you have it figured out, everything changes. Fast-paced and wonderfully illustrated. Step back in time to 1985, but with a timeless story. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Forever Neverland by Susan Adrian - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525579267
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 25th, 2019

Nostalgia comes in the form of pixie dust as you find yourself flying once again to Neverland with Peter, accompanied by his ever faithful fairy Tinkerbell. Adrian's story of Peter Pan holds steadfastly onto its classical themes of adventure, fantasy, friendship, mischievousness, and a touch of danger. Fans, both new and old, will enjoy this adventure that pushes past Neverland's boundaries and into new waters. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525515043
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Published: Puffin Books - July 9th, 2019

Reminiscent of R.L. Stine's The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight, Katherine Arden's Small Spaces will give you the chills down your spine, goosebumps prickling your skin, and make you fearful of those eerie nights where dense white fog chokes the damp ground and makes you wonder what sort of creatures exist within the fog... ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon

The Mystery of the Moon Tower (The Pathfinders Society) by Francesco Sedita - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780425291870
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

Ages 8 to 10 can follow Kyle, Vic, Beth, Harry, and Nate, five kids with nothing in common but being at the Pathfinders camp, where kids swim, deal with random and frequent downpours of rain and bouts of fog, treasure hunt and dodge ridiculously smelly natural gas leaks. Their individual talents come into play as they start their adventure to finding the towns (possibly real) long lost treasure. In the meantime, they must deal with said gas, rain, the past and present overlapping (literally) and a creepy mansion. And if they find the treasure, it will stop the demolition of the mansion and their camp. So, you know, no pressure or anything. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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