The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl is a stellar debut middle-grade novel, especially for gifted kids! Author Stacy McAnulty effectively captures the feeling of middle school growing pains and infuses the book with earnest heart.
Take a look at our top picks of the year for middle grade novels and then chime in below in the comments with some of your favorites!
‘The Witch Boy’ by Molly Ostertag is a Magical Adventure With a Powerful Message for Young Readers – One of our Favorite OGNs of 2017!
Title: The Witch Boy Author: Molly Ostertag Release Date: October 31, 2017 Publisher: Graphix (Scholastic) Review Spoilers: Low GoodReads | Amazon I have been waiting all year to review Molly Ostertag’s The Witch Boy and I am so excited to finally share it with our readers. It is hands down one of my favorite graphic novels […]
Author: Arthur Yorinks Artists: Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline Release Date: June 27, 2017 Publisher: First Second Review Spoilers: High GoodReads | Amazon Dogs and quirky kids are a staple in middle grade fiction. Whenever you put the two together shenanigans seem to inevitably ensue. Making Scents is a graphic novel that starts off with the […]
GIVEAWAY: Win a Copy of ‘Serafina and the Splintered Heart’ (Plus Some Super Cool Earrings) Courtesy of Disney-Hyperion!
We’re hosting a giveaway in partnership with Disney-Hyperion to celebrate the release of Serafina and the Splintered Heart! The third book in the Serafina series is coming out next week and we’re super excited to bring you this giveaway opportunity. While we don’t tend to cover too many middle grade series […]
A REVIEW COPY OF LAURA MONSTER CRUSHER WAS PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR A FAIR AND HONEST REVIEW. NERDOPHILES WAS NOT COMPENSATED FOR THIS REVIEW. OUR OPINIONS ARE OURS AND OURS ALONE. Laura Monster Crusher Author: Wesley King Release Date: April 4, 2017 Publisher: Puffin Canada Review Spoilers: Low GoodReads | Amazon Monsters […]
REVIEW COPIES OF CATSRONAUTS: MISSION MOON & CATSTRONAUTS: RACE TO MARS WAS PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER IN EXCHANGE FOR A FAIR AND HONEST REVIEW. NERDOPHILES WAS NOT COMPENSATED FOR THIS REVIEW. OUR OPINIONS ARE OURS AND OURS ALONE. Do you like cats? Do you like space? How about cats in space? Because […]
A REVIEW COPY OF STAR SCOUTS WAS PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER IN EXCHANGE FOR A FAIR AND HONEST REVIEW. NERDOPHILES WAS NOT COMPENSATED FOR THIS REVIEW. OUR OPINIONS ARE OURS AND OURS ALONE. Author: Mike Lawrence Release Date: March 21, 2017 Publisher: First Second Books Review Spoilers: Low GoodReads | Amazon Ever wish your Girl Scout or […]
Last year we brought you a review of one of the best middle grade releases of 2015, Robert Beatty’s Serafina and the Black Cloak. We told you then that we don’t often review middle grade books but when we do it’s because they are just too awesome to miss. That was very true […]
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians Author: Brandon Sanderson Series: Alcatraz #1 Release Date: February 16, 2016 Publisher: Starscape (Tor Books) Genre(s): Fantasy, Middle Grade Rating: ★★★☆☆ Review Spoilers: Low GoodReads | Amazon Brandon Sanderson is one of the greatest fantasy writers out there right now. He’s a master of world building and he’s used his talents […]