Elza and I love games almost as much as we love reading middle grade books. You’ll find more of these over on Middle Grade Carousel and posting throughout the day on our Twitter account. Follow us and play along! ~CJ
Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors is Bk4 in the seven-book series. I picked up my copy of Zita the Spacegirl at the thrift store … and immediately ordered the rest of the series online. Funny, exciting, and a solid favorite. And I’m always there for stories with Shakespeare allusions. The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet is about a girl whose parents live a few centuries behind the rest of the world and whose little sister is a genius who’s joining her in the eighth grade.
The Minstrel in the Tower is a short story with a medieval setting. In You Go First, we follow the stories of two kids who only know each other because they play Scrabble together online. And Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy is the third installment in the Children of the Red King series.
It’s that time of year again. Our annual challenge. This is where I’ll be tracking my progress through middle grade books for the month of May. The goal: read a book a day. My strategy this year involves a mix of audio books, chapter books, and graphic novels. And something I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do: read a series straight through. (I’m looking at you, Junie B. Jones!)
Anya’s Ghost is a graphic novel about a ghost with a mischievous streak who’s more dangerous than she lets on. Moo is a contemporary story in which two city-bred kids who are transplanted to a small town are hired by a neighbor lady to take care of her temperamental cow. And the series continues with Charlie Bone and the Time Twister. Nimmo is good at layering on new complexities. A solid MG series.