Category Archives: middle-grade books

Midsummer’s Mayhem – A Baking Delight With A Dash of Shakespeare

Midsummer’s Mayhem By Rajani LaRocca Spoiler Alert! Summary Can Mimi undo the mayhem caused by her baking in this contemporary-fantasy retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Eleven-year-old Mimi Mackson comes from a big Indian American family: Dad’s a renowned food … Continue reading

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A Dash of Trouble: Love Sugar Magic – How To Bake Up Fun and Trouble

A Dash of Trouble Love Sugar Magic #1 By Anna Meriano Spoiler Alert! Summary Leonora Logroño’s family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, spending their days conjuring delicious cookies and cakes for any occasion. And no occasion … Continue reading

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The Mad Wolf’s Daughter – When A Lass Became a Legend

The Mad Wolf’s Daughter By Diane Magras Spoiler Alert!   Summary A Scottish medieval adventure about the youngest in a war-band who must free her family from a castle prison after knights attack her home. One dark night, Drest’s sheltered … Continue reading

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The Worst Witch – Need Some Mayhem? Grab Your Broomstick and Come Along For a Ride

The Worst Witch By Jill Murphy Spoiler Alert! Summary Mildred Hubble is starting her first year at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches—and making a mess of it! She can’t ride her broomstick without crashing, she’s always getting her spells mixed … Continue reading

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The Apprentice Witch – Would You Trust a Witch-Wash-Out With Your Life?

The Apprentice Witch By James Nicol Spoiler Alert!   Summary A special middle grade debut of magic and courage in a world of witches, written with the charm and enchantment of Circus Mirandus and The Apothecary. Arianwyn has flunked her witch’s assessment: She’s … Continue reading

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Love Like Sky – Will Love Be Enough?

Love Like Sky By Leslie C. Youngblood Spoiler Alert! Summary “Love ain’t like that.” “How is it then?” Peaches asked, turning on her stomach to face me. “It’s like sky. If you keep driving and driving, gas will run out, … Continue reading

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The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray – What Would You Do If You Had An Imagination That Made Wishes Real?

The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray By B. A. Williamson Spoiler Alert! Summary Gwendolyn Gray faces an overwhelming battle every day: keeping her imagination under control. It’s a struggle for a dreamer like Gwendolyn, in a city of identical gray … Continue reading

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