Tag Archives: Middle School Audience

The Abyss Surrounds Us

Skrutskie, Emily. The Abyss Surrounds Us. Woodbury, MN: Flux, 2016. In a bizarre and dangerous future, the world has been carved up into new states and pirates roam the seas. Gigantic genetically-engineered sea monsters are raised to bond with ships … Continue reading

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George

Gino, Alex. 2015. George. New York: Scholastic Press. “You’re one tough cookie. But the world isn’t always good to people who are different. I just don’t want you to make your road any harder than it has to be.” “Trying … Continue reading

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Princess Princess Ever After

O’Neill, Katie. Princess Princess Ever After. Portland, OR: Oni Press, 2016. In this adorable graphic novel, princess Amira rescues princess Sadie from a tower where she has been imprisoned by her jealous sister. The two go on an adventure together, … Continue reading

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The Marvels

Selznick, Brian. 2015. The Marvels. New York: Scholastic Press. This is a beautiful book. The writing is beautiful, the illustrations are beautiful, and the book itself as an object is beautiful. Author/illustrator Brian Selznick uses a unique storytelling style, with … Continue reading

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Playing a Part

Wilke, Daria. 2015. Playing a Part (translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz). New York: Scholastic.

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My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer

Gennari, Jennifer. 2012. My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer. New York: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. In this entertaining and accessible chapter book, twelve-year-old June competes in a pie-baking contest and stands up against bullies during a busy summer in Vermont.

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Gracefully Grayson

Polonsky, Ami. 2014. Gracefully Grayson. New York: Hyperion. Sixth-grader Grayson doodles secret princesses in class by drawing seemingly abstract triangles with circles on top. Gym shorts and extra-long tee-shirts are transformed into flowing skirts and dresses with a bit of … Continue reading

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