middle grade

middle grade

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“Full of swash­buck­ling and super­nat­ur­al fun… Light, appeal­ing, non­stop adven­ture.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Ahn’s spare illus­tra­tions are the stars of this show, using just a few lines to evoke emo­tion, dra­ma, and espe­cial­ly humor…Considering how brief the text is, the two dogs leap, life­like, off the pages, Sun­ny reserved and just a bit surly and Rosy fired with youth­ful enthu­si­asm.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Mov­ing in its state­ment of human rights … Read­ers will find them­selves moved back in time and for­ward in spir­it.” (Bul­letin of the Cen­ter for Chil­dren’s Books, starred review)

Sook Nyul Choi

author

“Jung’s voice is a gift to mid­dle-grade fic­tion …” (Book­list)

“Roars to life with just a touch of mag­ic.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review); New­bery Medal 2021

New York Times-best­selling Gift­ed Clan series #2: “Folk­lore enthu­si­asts will rejoice at the return to mon­ster-filled lands and new whim­si­cal worlds where any­thing can hap­pen, and Riley’s sig­na­ture fun atti­tude and relat­able voice will cap­ti­vate read­ers … as she con­tin­ues to search for a sense of belong­ing in a world that con­stant­ly chal­lenges her iden­ti­ty.” (Book­list, starred review)

“With won­der­ful sup­port­ing char­ac­ters, strong pac­ing, and enter­tain­ing com­e­dy bits, debut author Kim has woven a pop song of immi­grant strug­gle col­lid­ing with com­e­dy and Kore­an bar­be­cue.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

“Cap­tures with unusu­al­ly know­ing and respect­ful per­cep­tion the steps of a friend shift.” (BCCB, starred review)

“A mov­ing, sus­pense­ful refugee sto­ry, based loose­ly on the author’s moth­er’s expe­ri­ences, the book is at heart a poignant explo­ration of a girl’s strug­gle against tra­di­tion­al female roles and her deter­mi­na­tion to suc­ceed on her own terms.” (Pub­lish­ers Week­ly, starred review)

  • Asian/Pacific Amer­i­can Award for Lit­er­a­ture Hon­or Book
  • NPR’s 2021 Books We Love List
  • 2021 Nerdie Award Winner

“Park’s sub­jects’ memen­tos offer mid­dle-grade read­ers much food for thought regard­ing what one val­ues and how oth­ers can touch one’s life.… Park’s extend­ed rumi­na­tion has the pow­er to bring us home.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

Linda Sue Park
Lin­da Sue Park

author

2022 NCTE Poet­ry Notable; Wong’s orig­i­nal col­lec­tion was the first book of Asian Amer­i­can chil­dren’s poems to explore issues of race, cul­ture, and iden­ti­ty. In these 50 new pages of mem­oir, mus­ings, social stud­ies con­nec­tions, and writ­ing prompts, Janet Wong offers a fresh look at these top­ics and invites young read­ers to dive more deeply into the text.

“This warm-heart­ed, feel-good series con­tin­ues to real­is­ti­cal­ly explore one Kore­an Amer­i­can girl’s mid­dle school expe­ri­ence in a relat­able way.”  (School Library Jour­nal)