Children - MidChild

My Life Begins! by Patricia MacLachlan - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780063116016
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 2nd, 2022

An adorable book about siblings and finding who you are not only to yourself but to others. It is a cozy (short) story about Jacob and the Trips (his triplet sisters). Even though Jacob wanted a litter of puppies, not siblings, he soon learns through his school project they are not "dolls" or "the girls" or even "the Trips" they are three unique people and even though he’s “the big brother” he might just be one of them, too. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Rise of the School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780063161528
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Published: HarperCollins - May 31st, 2022

This is the origin story of how the School for Good and Evil came to be. It is also the story of two brothers sworn to love each other forever and never betray the other under penalty of losing the immortality the Storian gave them in exchange for becoming Good Schoolmaster and Evil Schoolmaster. Sounds simple, except for the whole living-forever thing and growing bored of the only companion they’ve had for the past hundred years. But there are consequences for upsetting the balance between Good and Evil. Prepare for a roller coaster ride of betrayal, treachery, desire, trickery, love, romance, jealousy, and magic. ~ Reviewed by Hannah Odasz


The Wild Robot by Peter Brown - Book Review

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$8.99
ISBN: 9780316382007
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

This was such an adorable and heartwarming story! We follow Roz: a robot who finds herself activated by a group of otters after her crate is washed up on an island shore. Unaware of her purpose or how she arrived on the island, Roz is forced to quickly learn and adapt to her surroundings as she explores the wilderness around her and meets other animals on the island, both friends and foes. The Wild Robot is an important story about overcoming adversity and what it means to be human- I’d recommend it to everyone! ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup


Once Upon a Tim by Stuart Gibbs - Book Review

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By Stuart Gibbs, Stacy Curtis (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534499256
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

A humorous story of a peasant tired of "peasanting" and in desperate need of a change. Timely illustrations paired with iconic scenes give readers a visual on what's happening. Stuart Gibbs looks to expand the vocabulary of readers of all ages with "IQ Boosters" strategically placed throughout the book. A frolicking, fun knights' tale! ~ Reviewed by Hannah Odasz


The Secret of Glendunny: The Haunting by Kathryn Lasky - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780063031012
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Published: HarperCollins - March 15th, 2022

Alternating point-of-view between various animal species as well as some humans drives the plot of this story at a fairly rapid pace. There is more than one mystery to be solved, adding an element of suspense to the action of the story. Since the setting is mainly in the beaver’s environment, readers not only learn some interesting facts about beavers but also see a glimpse of their world. ~ Reviewed by Hannah Odasz


This Is Not a Drill by K.A. Holt - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781338739589
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 17th, 2022

Although this book is written strictly in text message format, readers can very much feel the fear and tension from the students as they hunker down in whatever hiding places they can find in their middle school. Despite the students' craziness on the school's communication app once they realize the adults are locked out, they prove that kids can be brave and band together to help each other out even when they are on their own and in imminent danger. ~ Reviewed by Hannah Odasz


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