Children - MidChild

Guys Read: Heroes & Villains by Jon Scieszka - Book Review

Number seven in the Guys Read series, boys and girls and aliens from Mars and adults can read these stories about what makes heroes and what makes a villain. They are great stories by some of today's greatest contemporary authors of young adult literature. You will only but this down to read the other books in this series: Thriller; Other Worlds; True Stories; Funny Business; Sports Pages and Terrifying Tales. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Long Shadow by Beth Kanell - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781432837631
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Published: Five Star Publishing - April 15th, 2018

Set in North Upton, Vermont in 1850, Kanell deals with abolition, bounty hunters and hiding fugitives of the escaped slave kind. Her narrator, Alice, is a young teen girl, growing up in a family of brothers in a small Vermont town. Her best friend lives next door and her family owns the local tavern. The first time she meets a person of color is when Sarah, a slave that was brought to Vermont to keep her free, comes to the village. When the slave bounty hunter comes to the area, Alice will do anything she can to help save her new “sister” even take her friend to Canada if need be. History comes to life and we see how the everyday person has strengths they did not realize they had. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) by Mac Barnett - Book Review

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By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338143591
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Published: Orchard Books - September 11th, 2018

Spies! Intrigue! The Queen of England! Disguises! Homework! These are just some of the dangers that Mac B., Kid Spy deals with in this new, almost true! series. A laugh-out-loud, James Bond meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid type of adventure. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Third Mushroom by Jennifer L. Holm - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524719807
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2018

The silly sequel to the bestselling The Fourteenth Goldfish is here! Ellie decides to enter the science fair with her grandfather, who remains trapped in the body of a 14-year-old boy. With the help of a groundbreaking experiment, Ellie learns just how important family can be when navigating the trials of middle school. ~ Reviewed by Necole Zemp

My Father's Words by Patricia MacLachlan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062687692
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 2nd, 2018

When Fiona’s father dies, she and her 5-year-old brother struggle to find meaning in the family’s new life without him. But help soon comes from unexpected places, guiding them to move forward and heal by rediscovering the wisdom their father had imparted to them long ago. A sweet and gentle story! ~ Reviewed by Linda Then

Monstrous Devices by Damien Love - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780451478580
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

A 12-year-old boy named Alex receives an old tin robot from his grandfather, which mysteriously triggers an attack that puts them in danger. What makes the robot so deadly? Together, Alex and his grandfather embark on an adventure across Europe to unravel the secrets of the old toy. Fastpaced and full of humor! ~ Reviewed by Beth Byrne


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