Cynthia Voigt’s first book in a three-book series Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things is written in the same style as Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
“. . . a cautionary tale about the current state of our fragile world . . . It provides a chilling prediction of one possible outcome.”
“. . . a beautiful love story told in spare, riveting prose.”
In 1946, a young orphan from Poland arrives at a New York yeshiva where he will study and live.
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.
“For a parent looking to broaden a child’s understanding of the world, this new graphic novel is a find.”
“Mr. MacHale is a master of intrigue, pacing, and adventure.”
Stumbling upon a childhood photo can be an unexpected pleasure for an elderly person—except when it conjures up memories of the Holocaust.
“Rick Yancey has written a very different book from the usual alien invasion story. . . . explor[ing] the very nature of humanity . . . creepy good.”
“The joy is in the reading. . . . What else could a child ask for in a story?”
“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.”
“Liar and Spy is a worthwhile read . . .”
Rebecca Stead covers a lot of ground in her new middle grade mystery Liar and Spy.
“Mr. Oppel is an expert storyteller and an outstanding world builder.”
When writing about the supernatural, authors need to follow the rules.
“The subject of same-sex marriages is tastefully handled in a manner preteens can understand and relate to.”
“Resplendent with the vivid hues of its characters’ hopes and sorrows, The Humming Room gives young readers a compelling tale that does justice to its evergreen inspiration.”
“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?
“The Book of Wonders displays a range of magic as expansive as it is imaginative. . . .
“The story careens along from the very beginning to the last page.
“The story, as told in Fern’s voice grabs, at the heart with its unfathomable anguish.
“What the Dog Said takes a sad topic and turns it into a humorous and heartwarming story.
“Mary Losure has done a fine job of researching and writing this true story for young readers.
“Historical fiction can be the best education, because it engages people’s minds and hearts differently than the classroom—and often better.
“We can all use a comforting story of love, even—or especially—if it is ripped from a brutal past.”
“Enlivened by expressive drawings that evoke Old World places and people, The Mermaid of Warsaw is a collection worth dipping into.”
“Sita’s Ramayana ventures beyond a graphic retelling the events of the epic tale. . . .