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Best Middle-Grade Family Stories of 2018

  • CHILDREN'S

    ANA MARIA REYES DOES NOT LIVE IN A CASTLE

    OCT. 2, 2018

CHILDREN'S

ANA MARIA REYES DOES NOT LIVE IN A CASTLE

by Hilda Eunice Burgos

Readers will find places in their hearts for this strong and multifaceted character. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS

    MARCH 6, 2018

CHILDREN'S

THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS

by Tae Keller ; illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis

A compassionate glimpse of mental illness accessible to a broad audience. (Fiction. 10-14) Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    MERCI SUÁREZ CHANGES GEARS

    SEPT. 11, 2018

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT

    JUNE 12, 2018

CHILDREN'S

THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT

by Mae Respicio

This delightful debut welcomes readers in like a house filled with love. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    FRONT DESK

    MAY 29, 2018

CHILDREN'S

FRONT DESK

by Kelly Yang

Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    LOVE LIKE SKY

    NOV. 6, 2018

CHILDREN'S

LOVE LIKE SKY

by Leslie C. Youngblood

An openhearted, endearing, and unforgettable debut about the challenges of friendship, growing up, and the boundless love of... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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