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Best Middle-Grade Fantasy of 2018

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS

    SEPT. 25, 2018

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE TURNAWAY GIRLS

    OCT. 9, 2018

CHILDREN'S

THE TURNAWAY GIRLS

by Hayley Chewins

Hope is ever the thing with feathers, and feathers abound here. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME

    MARCH 27, 2018

CHILDREN'S

ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME

by Roshani Chokshi

Chokshi comes into her own in this novel, reminding readers of the power of language and of stories. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    A DASH OF TROUBLE

    JAN. 1, 2018

CHILDREN'S

A DASH OF TROUBLE

by Anna Meriano

A series opener that’s proof that windows and mirrors can be magical ingredients Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE LANGUAGE OF SPELLS

    JUNE 26, 2018

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