Are you following the Kid Lit Exchange Blog?

Oh my goodness! I just realized how terrible I have been about promoting the Kid Lit Exchange blog here and MUST remedy that. If you aren't aware, Kid Lit Exchange is my baby, and is a reviewer network that I founded in the summer of 2017. And this new site is where almost all of … Continue reading Are you following the Kid Lit Exchange Blog?

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin by Nic Stone (Crown BFYR ~ October 17, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars Raw, powerful and REAL, DEAR MARTIN is a required purchase for HS libraries and a required read for all American teens and adults. Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a review copy of this title … Continue reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life by Shelley Tougas

Laura Ingalls Is Ruining My Life by Shelley Tougas (Roaring Brook ~ October 10, 2017) My rating: 4 of 5 stars Compelling middle grade that presents an honest view of westward expansion and the true nature of the Little House series. Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy of this title. … Continue reading Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life by Shelley Tougas

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie

  The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie (Aladdin ~ October 10, 2017) My rating: 4 of 5 stars Spooky and filled with an incredibly dark and creepy sense of foreboding, Currie has perfectly filled the middle grade desire for a healthy dose of fear. Thanks to the author, Net Galley and Kid … Continue reading The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie

The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City by Jodi Kendall

The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City by Jodi Kendall (Harper ~ October 3, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars Adorable and appropriate for a wide-ranging middle grade audience, this book will be sure to delight readers, especially animal lovers. An excellent companion to the book I labeled as so huggable last … Continue reading The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City by Jodi Kendall

Greetings from Witness Protection by Jake Burt

 Greetings from Witness Protection! by Jake Burt (Feiwel & Friends ~ October 3, 2017) My rating: 4 of 5 stars A completely unique and heartwarming middle school adventure story, GREETINGS FROM WITNESS PROTECTION will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they laugh and (almost) cry with Nicki...I mean, Charlotte. Thanks to the … Continue reading Greetings from Witness Protection by Jake Burt

The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea

The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea (Delacorte Press ~ October 3, 2017) My rating: 4 of 5 stars Middle grade students in grades 4-6 will love this book, but teachers will ADORE it. Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy - all opinions are my own. Buyea's Mr. Terupt series is … Continue reading The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glasser

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser (HMH Books for Young Readers ~ October 3, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Vanderbeekers are guaranteed to steal the heart of every single reader who picks up this book, children and adults alike. This is one of my top feel-good and huggable middle grade novels … Continue reading The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glasser

Auma’s Long Run by Eucabeth Odhiambo

Auma's Long Run by Eucabeth A. Odhiambo (Carolrhoda Books ~ September 1, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars Haunting but inspirational, AUMA'S LONG RUN reminds readers that the world is bigger than what we can see, and that challenges are profoundly different throughout the world. Thanks to the publisher for the signed galley of … Continue reading Auma’s Long Run by Eucabeth Odhiambo

Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson

Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson (Charlesbridge - September 19, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars FALCON WILD is the must-read middle grade adventure story of fall 2017! Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book. Book Description (from Goodreads) Thirteen-year-old Karma is lost in the backcountry of Montana with … Continue reading Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson