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Best Middle-Grade Fantasy and SF of 2021

  • CHILDREN'S

    AMIRA & HAMZA

    SEPT. 21, 2021

CHILDREN'S

AMIRA & HAMZA

by Samira Ahmed

Even readers who don’t believe in magic will find themselves wishing on a star. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WILLA OF DARK HOLLOW

    MAY 4, 2021

CHILDREN'S

WILLA OF DARK HOLLOW

by Robert Beatty

A fantastic, heartbreaking crescendo that echoes beyond the final page. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    RIVER MAGIC

    APRIL 27, 2021

CHILDREN'S

RIVER MAGIC

by Ellen Booraem

A carefully constructed interweaving of reality and magic that will transport and delight. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE LAST CUENTISTA

    OCT. 12, 2021

CHILDREN'S

THE LAST CUENTISTA

by Donna Barba Higuera

An exquisite tonic for storytellers far and wide, young and old. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    CECE RIOS AND THE DESERT OF SOULS

    APRIL 13, 2021

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE GREAT BEAR

    SEPT. 28, 2021

CHILDREN'S

THE GREAT BEAR

by David A. Robertson

A cliffhanger ending compels a return to this absorbing Indigenous fantasy. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE OUTLAWS SCARLETT AND BROWNE

    OCT. 5, 2021

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE TROUBLED GIRLS OF DRAGOMIR ACADEMY

    OCT. 12, 2021

  • CHILDREN'S

    DUST & GRIM

    OCT. 19, 2021

CHILDREN'S

DUST & GRIM

by Chuck Wendig

Nothing like shared brushes with horrible, agonizing death to draw seemingly incompatible characters together, right? Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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