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Best Middle-Grade Books of 2018 about Kids Navigating Solo

  • CHILDREN'S

    IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD

    MARCH 6, 2018

CHILDREN'S

IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD

by Ashley Herring Blake

Ivy’s story is no mere niche-filler in LGBTQ middle-grade realism—it’s a standard-setter. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    EVERLASTING NORA

    OCT. 2, 2018

CHILDREN'S

EVERLASTING NORA

by Marie Miranda Cruz

Cruz’s touching debut breathes life, beauty and everlasting hope into a place where danger lurks and the dead rest. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    NORTH TO BENJAMIN

    NOV. 6, 2018

CHILDREN'S

NORTH TO BENJAMIN

by Alan Cumyn

This gripping, suspenseful read with compelling characters and a spellbinding setting lures readers into the deep-cold night... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    GONE TO DRIFT

    APRIL 3, 2018

CHILDREN'S

GONE TO DRIFT

by Diana McCaulay

A boy’s home is a place in the heart of one whose heart makes a place for him. Beautiful. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    AMAL UNBOUND

    MAY 8, 2018

CHILDREN'S

AMAL UNBOUND

by Aisha Saeed

Inspired by Malala Yousafzai and countless unknown girls like her, Saeed’s timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE ADVENTURES OF A GIRL CALLED BICYCLE

    JUNE 5, 2018

CHILDREN'S

THE ADVENTURES OF A GIRL CALLED BICYCLE

by Christina Uss ; illustrated by Jonathan Bean

Readers will eagerly join Bicycle and “pedal headfirst” into this terrific adventure, which is chock-full of heart and humor. Full review >

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