Middle-Grade Novels

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“How would it feel to hide an enormous, important, life threatening secret from your friends, your neighbors, and maybe even members of your own family?”

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The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky offers a gentle, inspiring story of economically disadvantaged people uniting to assert their right to define beauty on their own terms.”

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“. . . a cautionary tale about the current state of our fragile world . . . It provides a chilling prediction of one possible outcome.”

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They have a touch so feathery light it can be barely felt on human skin. The vivid gold and black colored golden orb weaver spider is the largest webmaking spider on the planet.

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“Papercutz has added a significant new dimension to the legend of Nancy Drew. She and her new Clue Crew should be around for a long time.”

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“Liar and Spy is a worthwhile read . . .”

Rebecca Stead covers a lot of ground in her new middle grade mystery Liar and Spy.

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“The subject of same-sex marriages is tastefully handled in a manner preteens can understand and relate to.”

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“The story careens along from the very beginning to the last page.

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“The story, as told in Fern’s voice grabs, at the heart with its unfathomable anguish.

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“Mary Losure has done a fine job of researching and writing this true story for young readers.

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“Historical fiction can be the best education, because it engages people’s minds and hearts differently than the classroom—and often better.

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“We can all use a comforting story of love, even—or especially—if it is ripped from a brutal past.”

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“Sita’s Ramayana ventures beyond a graphic retelling the events of the epic tale. . . .

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“The Patersons preface their work with a line by Eden Phillpotts: ‘The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow stronger.’ The Flint Heart is a bi