KING AND THE DRAGONFLIES / Kacen Callender

Twelve-year-old Kingston James is sure his brother Khalid has turned into a dragonfly. When Khalid… Read More… Continue reading KING AND THE DRAGONFLIES / Kacen Callender


THE BRIDGE HOME / Padma Venkatraman

Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Padma Venkatraman’s stirring middle-grade debut.… Read More… Continue reading THE BRIDGE HOME / Padma Venkatraman


BEST NERDS EVER / James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

I’m Finn McAllister, I’m a normal middle schooler, and on June sixth I died. I… Read More… Continue reading BEST NERDS EVER / James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein



THE SUMMER WE TURNED GREEN / William Sutcliffe

It’s the summer holidays and 13-year-old Luke has just had his life turned upside down.… Read More… Continue reading THE SUMMER WE TURNED GREEN / William Sutcliffe


MAYA AND THE RISING DARK / Rena Barron

Twelve-year-old Maya is the only one in her South Side Chicago neighborhood who witnesses weird… Read More… Continue reading MAYA AND THE RISING DARK / Rena Barron



TROUBLE MAKER FOR JUSTICE / Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle & Michael Long

Trouble maker for justice is a biography for younger readers about one of the most… Read More… Continue reading TROUBLE MAKER FOR JUSTICE / Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle & Michael Long



MARLEY DIAS GETS IT DONE / Marley Dias with Siobhan McGowan

Marley Dias, the powerhouse girl-wonder who started the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign, speaks to kids about her… Read More… Continue reading MARLEY DIAS GETS IT DONE / Marley Dias with Siobhan McGowan