My Year in Review: I found many well written and great books this past year for middle grade readers. I am always happy to find books that have strong characters, good development and of course positive messages for our young readers. Too many books are promoted for middle grade readers that are advanced in content and are just not a right fit for their reading level or maturity.
Here are a few books that I remember that were good middle grade reads:
Wild Wings by Gil Lewis
Selling Hope by Kristin O'Donnell Tubbs
Sparrow Road by Sheila O'Connor
A Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Erin Dionne
Hide & Seek by Katy Grant
A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
Hound Dog True by Linda Urban
Hothead by Cal Ripken, Jr.
Calli Be Gold by Michele Weber Hurwitz
Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice
The Year Money Grew on Trees by Aaron Hawkins