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Best Middle-Grade Friendship Stories of 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    BRAND NEW BOY

    JUNE 14, 2022

CHILDREN'S

BRAND NEW BOY

by David Almond ; illustrated by Marta Altés

Inspiring guidelines for treating newcomers; likely to leave readers thinking deep thoughts of their own. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    HONEY AND ME

    OCT. 18, 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    MOONWALKING

    APRIL 12, 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    OUR OWN LITTLE PARADISE

    APRIL 12, 2022

CHILDREN'S

OUR OWN LITTLE PARADISE

by Marianne Kaurin ; translated by Olivia Lasky

Absorbing relationship drama with a convincing protagonist. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    JENNIFER CHAN IS NOT ALONE

    APRIL 26, 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    THOSE KIDS FROM FAWN CREEK

    MARCH 8, 2022

CHILDREN'S

THOSE KIDS FROM FAWN CREEK

by Erin Entrada Kelly ; illustrated by Celia Krampien

An emotionally resonant story about authenticity and belonging. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    ALWAYS, CLEMENTINE

    SEPT. 6, 2022

CHILDREN'S

ALWAYS, CLEMENTINE

by Carlie Sorosiak

Serious themes lightened by comedic touches; the strong emotional attachments will linger with readers. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE KAYA GIRL

    JUNE 28, 2022

CHILDREN'S

THE KAYA GIRL

by Mamle Wolo

A heartwarming and inspiring tale of a friendship that surpasses class differences and social stigma. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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