What’s new in young adult and middle-grade books to keep kids engaged and off their screens? Here are a few recommendations – with a few that will be packaged up for one lucky reader!
GIVEAWAY! Escape to Clown Town by Tephra Miriam. Inspired by the old works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Jane Austen, Escape to Clown Town marries the whimsicality of fantasy with an in-depth look at good versus evil. The coming of age tale features a young girl swept up in a journey bigger than she ever imagines.
GIVEAWAY! Davinci’s Way: Edge of Yesterday by Robin Stevens Payes. Writer Robin Stevens Payes is on a mission to inspire tweens and teens to learn about STEM/STEAM through stories. Her Edge of Yesterday science fiction series introduces readers to heroine eith grader Charley Morton. She creates the science fair project of the century when she finds a way to travel back in time to meet her hero, Leonardo da Vinci. Payes uses da Vinci’s Key to Universal Learning and encourages interactive learning by inviting young readers on a time travel journey to the Heroes of History.
GIVEAWAY! Please Understand My Messed Up Life – Tales from Greenwood Middle School by Mark De Young. Greenwood Middle School has your typical hip-hop dancers battling out moves in the cafeteria, brownies with special surprises, and sledgehammer-wielding teachers. How does someone survive this chaos? Come dive into the adventures of the students and teachers of Greenwood Middle School as they help each other understand their messed up lives.
GIVEAWAY! Abuelita Rosalita by Ginny Rowe. Anna and Adam Morgan have known their caregiver, Rosalita, as far back as they can remember. She opens their world to the colorful traditions of the Dominican Republic. Then a “your personal hero” essay contest at their school, brings challenges and surprises for the Morgan family.
GIVEAWAY! Lexie, Secret Agent by Christine Morris. Lexie is almost ten years old. She loves being a secret agent and solving mysteries from disappearing cat biscuits, catching a spy, to finding Great Grandad’s missing false teeth. Can you follow the clues and solve the top-secret cases too?
More great new books to check out!
It’s Your Universe: You Have the Power to Make It Happen by Ashley Eckstein. Ashley is the voice of Ahsoka Tano in the Star Wars Clone Wars series and the young author of this inspirational workbook for the tween/teen girl to follow her dreams.
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky. The New York Times bestseller highlights the contributions of 50 notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world.
You Do You: A Collection of Essays About Raising Strong Girls featuring my friend Katy Farber along with 37 other female writers and bloggers to share their relatable essays about the hits and misses of strong, confident daughters.
What is your tween reading?