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Best Genre-Busting Middle-Grade Books of 2018

  • TEEN

    THE ASSASSINATION OF BRANGWAIN SPURGE

    SEPT. 25, 2018

TEEN

THE ASSASSINATION OF BRANGWAIN SPURGE

by M.T. Anderson & Eugene Yelchin ; illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

Monty Python teams up with Maxwell Smart for a wrestling match with Tolkien—splendid. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    HURRICANE CHILD

    MARCH 27, 2018

CHILDREN'S

HURRICANE CHILD

by Kheryn Callender

Embedding her appealing protagonist in a fully realized Caribbean setting, Callender has readers rooting for Caroline the... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    TORTOT, THE COLD FISH WHO LOST HIS WORLD AND FOUND HIS HEART

    APRIL 3, 2018

TEEN

TORTOT, THE COLD FISH WHO LOST HIS WORLD AND FOUND HIS HEART

by Benny Lindelauf ; illustrated by Ludwig Volbeda ; translated by Laura Watkinson

An irreverent fable that tells a timeless tale of war, friendship, and the redemptive power of love. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE BOOK OF BOY

    FEB. 6, 2018

CHILDREN'S

THE BOOK OF BOY

by Catherine Gilbert Murdock ; illustrated by Ian Schoenherr

Blend epic adventure with gothic good and evil, and add a dash of sly wit for a tale that keeps readers turning the page,... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    KNIGHTS VS. DINOSAURS

    OCT. 23, 2018

CHILDREN'S

KNIGHTS VS. DINOSAURS

by Matt Phelan ; illustrated by Matt Phelan

Epic—in plot, not length—and as wise and wonderful as Gerald Morris’ Arthurian exploits. Full review >

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