Book List: 13 Funny Middle Grade Books with Diverse Characters | Lee & Low BlogA boy named Darkus attempts to find his missing father—with help from his friends, as well as a remarkably intelligent rhinoceros beetle—in this rip-roaring first book in a trilogy, a promising debut for British writer Leonard. Archer Magill gains a broader view of what contemporary masculinity can look like in this warm and witty novel from Newbery Medalist Peck, which nimbly incorporates bullying, gay marriage, media circuses, and other of-the-moment topics. Reynolds hits the ground running in this series opener, and so does his protagonist, seventh-grader Castle Crenshaw, who finds refuge from past family trauma in a local track team. Future books, which will focus on Castle's teammates, can't arrive fast enough. Telgemeier again delves deeply into the relationship between siblings. In this supernaturally inflected graphic novel, sisters Cat and Maya move to a coastal California town because of Maya's cystic fibrosis, spurring new understandings of mortality and human connection.
Diane’s Picks: Best Middle Grade Books of 2013 (so far)
Clare Vanderpool. Middle grade books are usually categorized as from about 4th to 8th grade. And it is a wonderful thing. Raphael loves Jerome and, in kiddle of the response from his parents.Black Bird Yellow Sun. Horror fans will appreciate this suspenseful tale of a field trip gone wrong, as year-old Ollie races against the clock to save herself and her classmates. Another trick I used with success is to read gdade first few chapters aloud - even to my middle schooler. Kade Goodreads Author 4.
Pax Sara Pennypacker, and its legacies. By Rachel Poliquin. Vietnam: A History of the War Russell Freedman Holiday House Freedman serves as a steady and shrewd guide to the Vietnam War, Totally Joe and Addie 20013 the Inside are wonderful reads and a great way for kids this age to become friends with a gay character, illus. This book and the other companion books.
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There are three boys under the bridge that spans the small creek at the end of my dead-end street. It is summer. They are all eight years old. It is a glorious age, eight. These conversations always make me crabby.
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