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Best Middle-Grade Books of 2019 That Explore Family Ties

  • CHILDREN'S

    BEAST RIDER

    MARCH 19, 2019

CHILDREN'S

BEAST RIDER

by Tony Johnston & María Elena Fontanot de Rhoads

A beautiful, visceral plunge into the perils that the train-jumping migrant brotherhood experiences. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    PIE IN THE SKY

    MAY 14, 2019

CHILDREN'S

PIE IN THE SKY

by Remy Lai ; illustrated by Remy Lai

Like salted caramel, a perfect balance of flavors, this deftly drawn story is a heartfelt treat. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    CATERPILLAR SUMMER

    APRIL 2, 2019

CHILDREN'S

CATERPILLAR SUMMER

by Gillian McDunn

An engrossing, heartwarming, beautifully written debut about building and rebuilding family ties. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE RUNAWAYS

    APRIL 2, 2019

CHILDREN'S

THE RUNAWAYS

by Ulf Stark ; illustrated by Kitty Crowther ; translated by Julia Marshall

A touching, realistic, gently humorous story of how a sensitive boy copes with his treasured grandfather’s decline. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    RIGHT AS RAIN

    FEB. 12, 2019

CHILDREN'S

RIGHT AS RAIN

by Lindsey Stoddard

Timely, well-integrated themes, a vibrant setting, and well-drawn, likable characters—the diversity’s unlabeled, but it’s... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    GENESIS BEGINS AGAIN

    JAN. 15, 2019

CHILDREN'S

GENESIS BEGINS AGAIN

by Alicia D. Williams

It’s a story that may be all too familiar for too many and one that needed telling. Full review >

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