Sunday, March 1, 2015

New MG Magical Realism


The wonderful Alice Hoffman has created an unforgettable middle grade tale. From the first page, we're whisked into the familiar yet magical town of Sidwell, Massachusetts. Filled with secrets and pies, rumors of monsters, young love, and a family curse, the story of twelve-year-old Twig and her family kept me spellbound to the end. Nightbird will be released March 10, and is available for preorder.


What if you had a magic pencil . . . one that knew all the answers? Kate Messner's new middle grade follows middle schooler Ava Anderson as she deals with school, family, saxophone practice, and her sometimes overwhelming anxiety.