Join Mojo in welcoming these three amazing new middle grade releases.


Winston Chu vs. The Whimsies by Stacey Lee (February 7, 2023)

A re-imagining of a classic Chinese folktale.

When Winston Chu stops a robbery at Mr. Pang’s Whimsies, a shop in Chinatown, Mr. Pang invites him to pick any item from the store. He warns him not to touch until he is sure, because what he touches will be his. When he touches a broom, Mr. Pang throws in the dustpan for free. When some of his possessions then go missing, Winston is sure this is magic. Can he solve the mystery?

The Swifts: A Dictionary of Scoundrels by Beth Lincoln (February 7, 2023)

A hilarious mystery-adventure perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket.

When Swift children are born, they are given a name and a definition by the Dictionary. Shenanigan Swift is given the definition Mischief -maker. But when she goes to the Swift Family Reunion, she decides to be a detective. Can she track down a murderer and prove the Dictionary does not define her?

When Sea Becomes Sky by Gillian McDunn (February 28, 2023)

A powerful story about the bond between siblings.

Siblings Bex and Davey aren’t looking forward to summer near the saltmarsh this year. There’s a drought and a development threatens to ruin it. Will they lose their favorite place? But then, they discover a mysterious underwater statue and they set out to solve its mystery. They learn the difficult lessons of holding on and letting go.