Middle-grade historical fiction novels are a great way to learn about history while enjoying a moving reading experience. Check out 35 of the very best!
Do You Like Audiobooks? Welcome to a new-ish series in which I share the excellent audiobooks I've been listening to. In the past, I shared a list of books I thought were better as audiobooks. That's what I'll be continuing in this series! But, as a plus, with each post, I'll share something helpful about [...]
Middle-grade books about sports are thankfully becoming more and more popular. They're also becoming more diverse and enjoyable. I've tried to research middle-grade books about sports in the past and many books I found had uninspiring covers and were about boys and baseball. In this list, though, I've included books with girls as protagonists. There [...]
Ever feel like backlist middle-grade books (and backlist books in general) don't get nearly enough love? I feel the same way too. That's why I enjoy following kidlit blogs which show love to backlist titles. It's also why every month (or ever other month), I'll be highlighting some backlist titles I'm looking forward to reading. [...]
Let me confess: As an adult, I'm not a fan of series in general -- not even middle-grade series. But I remember the wonderful feeling as a teen of realizing that the story you were reading wouldn't have to end! You could continue with the same characters, in the same setting, and follow along on [...]
Books about autism are so important as windows and mirrors. They build empathy and teach people how to be better with appreciating this form of neurodiversity. Tuesday, April 2 was World Autism Day and I thought it'd be time to move this books about autism post from "drafts" to "published." I've read only a handful [...]
Books about siblings are high on my list of favorites. I love them nearly as much as I do books about female friendships. Anyone who has siblings will know that sibling relationships can be fraught and complex. These books about siblings do not all focus solely on sibling relationships, but they all feature siblings whose [...]