Middle Grade Fiction

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“Melleby’s beautifully written and moving debut depicts a well-crafted character in search of safety and understanding. An important and expertly layered novel.”

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“Aimed at a middle-grade audience, readers on the lower end of that spectrum may find portions of the book . . . a bit too mind-bending and twisty.

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Twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is a huge fan of the fictional detective with the excellent name of “Lulu Pennywhistle.” Lulu is a Nancy Drew stand-in, a star of an imagined children’s mystery serie

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“The joy is in the reading. . . . What else could a child ask for in a story?”

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“Tony DiTerlizzi has created a cast of fascinating characters engaged in epic adventures. How often must a 12-year-old child struggle against evil to save her world?

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“Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact is jam-packed with action from the first to the last page.

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“The Elephant Scientist, with its clear writing, concise explanation of complex concepts, and exceptional photography, is a first-rate addition to the series.”