Middle Grade

Valkyrie

This book is really good! It’s by Kate O’Hearn, the author of the best-selling Pegasus series. My best friend, Lily, also read it. I think she went a little bit insane afterwards, it was so good! I think kids age 10 and up would most enjoy this. I think is may be geared a little more towards tween girls, but…

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Middle Grade

The Mysterious Benedict Society

I absolutely LOVE this book! The Mysterious Benedict Society is a series by Trenton Lee Stewart. I would recommend this book for kids ages 9 and up, for some tricky dialogue and a vast vocabulary used. An ad comes up in the paper, catching many people’s eye. “Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?” Dozens of children take…

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Elementary Level, Middle Grade

The Time of the Fireflies

Here is a classic time-travel mystery- with a twist. The Time of the Fireflies by Kimberley Griffiths Little is part of a series, but it doesn’t matter which order you read them in. In the book, Larissa starts getting creepy phone calls on a disconnected old phone in her family’s antique shop. I immediately thought: “GHOSTS?!” But I’m not telling…

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Middle Grade

Serafina and the Black Cloak

This book is the first installment of my favorite series! “Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul.” Serafina is a girl that has been secretly growing up with her pa in the basement of the Biltmore Estate. One night while she’s on a prowl, hunting for…

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Middle Grade

Lockwood and Co. – The Screaming Staircase

The Lockwood and Co. series is another favorite of mine. The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud, is the first book in the series. Lucy Carlyle is a young agent, one of the many children in London with psychic abilities. In Britain, a Problem has arisen. Ghosts everywhere have been rising, and people have been getting hurt and dying of ghost-touch.…

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