Children - MidChild

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

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


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