Mo-Reading: Frances and the Monster by Refe Tuma

Frankenstein is re-imagined for middle grade readers in this fast-paced adventure. When an 11-year-old girl unleashes a monster on her town, she must find a way to capture him and put things right before her parents get home. It’s August 1939 and Frances has not stepped foot out of her great-grandfather’s house since her car accident. When her scientist parents go on a trip leaving her with a robot tutor, she explores the house and [...]

By |2022-09-25T08:15:43-04:00September 26th, 2022|Book Review, Mo Reading|0 Comments

Happy Book Birthday to Monster Club!

  Happy book birthday to MONSTER CLUB by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel! Almost everyone calls Eric "Doodle" because he doodles a lot. And he's so good at it that he got  into Mark Twain Middle School for the Gifted and Talented. His favorite thing to draw is Brickman, a fighting monster he designed for the game he and his best friend, Yoo-Hoo created. They, along with three other friends play it during lunchtime. They [...]

By |2022-09-11T17:25:34-04:00September 13th, 2022|Book Launch, Mo Reading|0 Comments

3 Must-Read Middle Grade Books for September 2022

Join us in welcoming these exciting September releases.     The Curse on Spectacle Key by Chantel Acevedo (September 6, 2022) Spooky middle grade with Cuban flair. When a Cuban American boy moves into a lighthouse, he hopes it will be his forever-home. But soon his parents are arguing, and supernatural forces awaken. When he makes friends with ghosts, he sets out to discover the island’s secrets and uncovers his family roots along the way. [...]

By |2022-09-02T06:47:40-04:00September 7th, 2022|Book Launch, Mo Reading|0 Comments

Mo Reading: What We Saw by Mary Downing Hahn

Murder, mayhem and middle school. Join us in welcoming the latest exciting book by Mary Downing Hahn releasing September 6, 2022. The ups and downs of middle grade friendship take center stage in this exciting thriller about a missing teacher and small town secrets. When best friends Abbi and Skylar find a secluded tree house in a bad part of town, they use it as a place to spy. Finally, there's something to make the [...]

By |2022-08-31T09:32:14-04:00September 6th, 2022|Mo Reading|0 Comments

Mo Reading: The Einsteins of Vista Point by Ben Guterson

Eleven-year-old Zack Einstein and his family have moved to Vista Point so his parents can open a bed-and-breakfast. They want a fresh start in a new place because a few months before, the youngest Einstein was killed in an accident. Zack blames himself. If only he had stopped his little sister Susan from chasing after the kitten, she wouldn’t have been hit by a car. Zack can’t forget that fateful day and his role in [...]

By |2022-08-20T15:46:46-04:00August 25th, 2022|Mo Reading|0 Comments

Mo Reading: The Other Side of the River by Alda P. Dobbs

  In 1913, thousands of Mexicans, including 12-year-old Petra Luna, her six-year-old sister, one-year-old brother, and her grandmother cross the Rio Grande into Texas to escape the violent civil war in Mexico. They stay in an overcrowded refugee camp with little food and a smallpox outbreak. When the revolutionists take back the Mexican border town, the refugees are given the option to go back to Mexico or get a job in the United States. Petra [...]

By |2022-08-13T14:30:49-04:00August 12th, 2022|Book Launch, Book Review, Mo Reading|0 Comments

3 Must- Read Middle Grade Books for August 2022 (Books in a Series)

August brings 3 highly anticipated new books in a series: the Narnia-indigenous inspired fantasy The Stone Child, the spooky horror story about writing horror stories Gravebooks and the book described as Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black, Amari and the Great Game.     The Stone Child by David A. Robertson (August 2) The Misewa Saga is the third book of the series. With a little help from friends old and new, Morgan must face attacks from strange [...]

By |2022-08-03T07:08:21-04:00August 3rd, 2022|Mo Reading|0 Comments

3 Must-Read Middle Grade Books: July 2022

Join us in welcoming these 3 new exciting middle grade releases that are sure to spark imagination in middle grade readers. Race for the Escape by Christopher Edge (July 5, 2022) What Ami thinks is a game at her Birthday party at The Escape (the ultimate escape room) turns into a race to save the world when she and her friends are sent to an ancient Mayan tomb, a deserted shopping mall stalked by extinct [...]

By |2022-07-13T15:50:47-04:00July 5th, 2022|Book Review, Mo Reading|0 Comments

Mo Reading: Anybody Here Seen Frenchie? by Leslie Connor

Aurora can be a bit too much; too much talking, too much activity, and too much volume. Frenchie, on the other hand, doesn’t talk at all. Aurora likes that about Frenchie. She doesn’t have to worry about interrupting him, like she tends to do to everyone else. After Frenchie and his mother Gracia move in next door, he and Aurora become best friends. They spend hours hiking through the Maine countryside with Frenchie silently bird [...]

By |2022-07-13T15:51:49-04:00July 1st, 2022|Book Review, Mo Reading|0 Comments

MG Summer Reading: 5 Fun Cinderella Retellings

Who can resist a fun retelling of a classic fairytale? Having some knowledge of the backstory allows the reader to get invested in the story quickly. Today's guest post is a fairytale specialist—Leah Cypess is the author of the SISTERS EVER AFTER series and shares some of her favorite retellings of Cinderella. Leah Cypess: While writing GLASS SLIPPERS, I avoided reading other retellings of Cinderella. But now that GLASS SLIPPERS is out in the world, [...]

By |2022-07-13T16:02:00-04:00June 28th, 2022|Mo Reading, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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