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Best Middle-Grade Fantasy & Science Fiction of 2019

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE LIBRARY OF EVER

    APRIL 30, 2019

CHILDREN'S

THE LIBRARY OF EVER

by Zeno Alexander

Not the first tale to be set in a universal library but unusually clever in the details and commendably accurate in its own... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE LAST LAST-DAY-OF-SUMMER

    APRIL 2, 2019

CHILDREN'S

THE LAST LAST-DAY-OF-SUMMER

by Lamar Giles ; illustrated by Dapo Adeola

This can’t be the last we ever hear of the Legendary Alston Boys of the purely surreal Logan County—imaginative,... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    EVENTOWN

    FEB. 12, 2019

CHILDREN'S

EVENTOWN

by Corey Ann Haydu

At once enchanting, heart-rending, and bittersweet—just as Elodee would want it. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SAL & GABI BREAK THE UNIVERSE

    MARCH 4, 2019

CHILDREN'S

SAL & GABI BREAK THE UNIVERSE

by Carlos Hernandez

This book, drenched in Cuban Spanish and personality, is a breath of fresh air. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    LALANI OF THE DISTANT SEA

    SEPT. 3, 2019

CHILDREN'S

LALANI OF THE DISTANT SEA

by Erin Entrada Kelly ; illustrated by Lian Cho

Fast-paced and full of wonder, this is a powerful, gripping must-read. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    MIDSUMMER'S MAYHEM

    JUNE 4, 2019

CHILDREN'S

MIDSUMMER'S MAYHEM

by Rajani LaRocca ; illustrated by Rachel Suggs

A delectable treat for food and literary connoisseurs alike Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    DRAGON PEARL

    JAN. 15, 2019

CHILDREN'S

DRAGON PEARL

by Yoon Ha Lee

A high-octane, science-fiction thriller painted with a Korean brush and a brilliant example of how different cultures can... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    VOYAGE OF THE FROSTHEART

    NOV. 5, 2019

  • CHILDREN'S

    TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY

    OCT. 15, 2019

CHILDREN'S

TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY

by Kwame Mbalia

A worthy addition to the diverse array of offerings from Rick Riordan Presents. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WE'RE NOT FROM HERE

    MARCH 5, 2019

CHILDREN'S

WE'RE NOT FROM HERE

by Geoff Rodkey

A quirky sci-fi adventure with a surprising layer of political irony. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    HOBGOBLIN AND THE SEVEN STINKERS OF RANCIDIA

    SEPT. 17, 2019

CHILDREN'S

HOBGOBLIN AND THE SEVEN STINKERS OF RANCIDIA

by Kyle Sullivan ; illustrated by Derek Sullivan

As the stench-loving Rancidians would say: It stinks! (Fantasy. 7-12) Full review >

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