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Best Middle-Grade Family Stories of 2021

  • CHILDREN'S

    REZ DOGS

    JUNE 8, 2021

CHILDREN'S

REZ DOGS

by Joseph Bruchac

Hidden throughout this moving novel in verse, old stories are discovered like buried treasures. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    UNSETTLED

    MAY 11, 2021

  • CHILDREN'S

    BAD SISTER

    SEPT. 14, 2021

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

BAD SISTER

by Charise Mericle Harper ; illustrated by Rory Lucey

Cathartic proof that childhood provides lessons for a lifetime and that change is possible. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    HOW TO FIND WHAT YOU'RE NOT LOOKING FOR

    SEPT. 14, 2021

  • CHILDREN'S

    PLAYING THE CARDS YOU'RE DEALT

    OCT. 5, 2021

CHILDREN'S

PLAYING THE CARDS YOU'RE DEALT

by Varian Johnson

A story about showing great courage and perseverance when life gets shuffled. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SUMMER OF BRAVE

    MARCH 1, 2021

  • CHILDREN'S

    STUNTBOY, IN THE MEANTIME

    NOV. 30, 2021

CHILDREN'S

STUNTBOY, IN THE MEANTIME

by Jason Reynolds ; illustrated by Raúl the Third

A boy finds a creative coping mechanism in this original tale that speaks to the heart. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    SISTERS OF THE NEVERSEA

    JUNE 1, 2021

CHILDREN'S

SISTERS OF THE NEVERSEA

by Cynthia Leitich Smith

A refreshing adventure that breathes new life into a classic text. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BORN BEHIND BARS

    SEPT. 7, 2021

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