I’m not sure how this book came to my attention, but it picked it up now because it was available as an audiobook and was a good length for our trip to Philadelphia.
Genre: middle grade fiction with a touch of magic
Length: 587 pages
Setting: Germany, Pennsylvania, and California, late 1930s
Summary: Short version: A harmonica helps three kids overcome discrimination and find happiness Continue reading
It’s another Rick Riordan Presents book, this time about Mayan mythology. Miss Adventure started it and said it was worth reading. (I should have waited to see if she finished it to decide whether or not to read it, but oh well.)
Genre: middle grade urban fantasy
Length: 431 pages
Setting: New Mexico and California, as well as Mayan divine realms, present day
Summary: Short version: Zane has three days to save the world from a Mayan god Continue reading
Mr. Curiosity was looking for some books with strong character development without a romantic storyline. I thought this book might fit the bill and decided to reread it myself.
Genre: middle grade fiction
Length: 223 pages
Setting: Connecticut, late 1950s
Summary: Short version: Maggie comes to live with the Austins Continue reading
I wanted something lighter than what I’ve been reading lately and went looking through the Newbery Medal books. Middle grade books will always work out in the end.
Genre: middle grade fantasy
Length: 386 pages
Setting: near the Protectorate, a Middle Ages level society
Summary: Short version: The importance of stories you tell yourself to be true Continue reading