Best Middle-Grade Books of 2013 to Get Pulses Pounding [SHOWING SLIDE 2 OF 15]

Who doesn't like a little armchair adventure every now and then? Explore a crazy old house that harbors more than one family secret. Travel to the heart of darkest New York City with a couple of Canadian orphans. Venture to a magical land populated by the spirits of beloved pets. You'll find these thrills and more, both fantastic and realistic, among our picks for the best middle-grade books of 2013.

THE TRUE BLUE SCOUTS OF SUGAR MAN SWAMP by Kathi Appelt
Kirkus Star
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Jennifer Bricking

"A rollicking, ripping tall tale with ecological subtext. (art not seen) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
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