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Best Middle-Grade Nonfiction of 2023

  • CHILDREN'S

    A FIRST GUIDE TO CATS

    SEPT. 26, 2023

CHILDREN'S

A FIRST GUIDE TO CATS

by John Bradshaw ; illustrated by Clare Elsom

A winning combination of enlightening facts and practical advice for young pet owners. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    A FIRST GUIDE TO DOGS

    JUNE 13, 2023

CHILDREN'S

A FIRST GUIDE TO DOGS

by John Bradshaw ; illustrated by Clare Elsom

Perceptive and engaging—essential reading for anyone seeking greater understanding of their four-legged best friends. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    FACING THE MOUNTAIN

    NOV. 14, 2023

CHILDREN'S

FACING THE MOUNTAIN

by Daniel James Brown ; adapted by Liz Hudson

An unforgettable account of an appalling chapter in American history. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE WHEEL OF THE YEAR

    OCT. 24, 2023

CHILDREN'S

THE WHEEL OF THE YEAR

by Fiona Cook ; illustrated by Jessica Roux

A graceful invitation that children will happily accept. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE MONA LISA VANISHES

    SEPT. 5, 2023

CHILDREN'S

THE MONA LISA VANISHES

by Nicholas Day ; illustrated by Brett Helquist

A multistranded yarn skillfully laid out in broad, light brush strokes with some cogent themes mixed in. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    MY HEAD HAS A BELLYACHE

    JULY 18, 2023

  • CHILDREN'S

    CHINESE MENU

    SEPT. 12, 2023

CHILDREN'S

CHINESE MENU

by Grace Lin ; illustrated by Grace Lin

An utterly delectable feast of history and storytelling. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    MR. LINCOLN SITS FOR HIS PORTRAIT

    JAN. 3, 2023

CHILDREN'S

MR. LINCOLN SITS FOR HIS PORTRAIT

by Leonard S. Marcus

A fresh angle offering yet another reason to regard Lincoln as our presidential G.O.A.T. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    JUST JERRY

    JAN. 17, 2023

CHILDREN'S

JUST JERRY

by Jerry Pinkney ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

A moving work from a legend of children’s literature and a testament to his legacy of visual storytelling. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT VAGINAS

    FEB. 28, 2023

  • CHILDREN'S

    MAKING MORE

    MARCH 7, 2023

CHILDREN'S

MAKING MORE

by Katherine Roy ; illustrated by Katherine Roy

A perennially hot topic explored with a deft mix of specific details and light touches. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE MONKEY TRIAL

    MARCH 21, 2023

CHILDREN'S

THE MONKEY TRIAL

by Anita Sanchez

Perceptive, well written and reasoned, and (unfortunately) at least as topical as ever. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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