Children - MidChild

Remember Us by Jacqueline Woodson - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780399545467
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 10th, 2023

Poetic and spare, this story held me close as a hug, making me feel like I knew its characters, especially the narrator, Sage, inside and out. Every small moment was given time to develop significance. It transported me to a specific time and place, showing me first the love and friendships that gave a community strength, and then revealing the struggle of attempting to thrive as a girl who doesn’t fit in, in a neighborhood abandoned by the larger city. Beautiful. ~ Reviewed by Kim van Alkemade


The Lost Library by Rebecca Stead - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250838810
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 29th, 2023

A wonderfully whimsical story about a kid named Evan, about to begin middle school, who must solve a mystery involving an old grumpy cat and three ghosts who have haunted a leftover book cart after the local library burned down many years before. Told from the different points of view of three extremely likeable characters, this perfect little book charmed me with its meditations on life, loss, and the magic that can only be found in a good library. ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


Finch House by Ciera Burch - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781665930543
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 5th, 2023

Coraline fans can rejoice because Finch House is the perfect spooky read for any young reader looking for a haunted house story. Not only is it filled with all your favorite creepy tropes, but it also teaches us that change can be good. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


We Still Belong by Christine Day - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780063064560
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Published: Heartdrum - August 1st, 2023

I just love this book! Wesley is such a sweet, kind, and courageous protagonist, even as her supposed-to-be-perfect day falls apart around her. Her struggles feel so relatable, and the kindness of her family is so wonderful to read. As a gamer myself, I was excited to see all the references to geek culture that rarely make it into print. I recommend this book to readers of ALL ages who want a sweet read that doesn't pull away from tough issues, but addresses them with warmth, nuance, and hope. ~ Reviewed by Claire Bennet


Misfit Mansion by Kay Davault - Book Review

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By Kay Davault, Kay Davault (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781665903073
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 25th, 2023

This was such a joy to read. Perfect for any young reader who finds themselves struggling to fit in. Misfit Mansion teaches us that there is a place for everyone in this world. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Wretched Waterpark (The Sinister Summer Series #1) by Kiersten White - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593379073
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Published: Yearling - March 7th, 2023

I absolutely LOVE this series! When Theo, Alexander and Wil suddenly find themselves left with strange Aunt Saffronia for the summer, things rapidly become very weird. Creepy characters, odd occurrences and disquieting destinations make for a mystery series that is wonderfully gothic and very, very funny. Highest recommend. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


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