Book Review: OCDaniel

OCDaniel by Wesley King Daniel is the back-up punter for the Erie Hills Elephants. Which really means he’s the water boy. He spends football practice perfectly arranging water cups—and hoping no one notices. Actually, he spends most of his time hoping no one notices his strange habits—he calls them Zaps: avoiding writing the number four,Continue reading “Book Review: OCDaniel”

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not – Ellie Terry A girl with Tourette syndrome starts at a new school and tries to hide her quirks in this debut middle-grade novel in verse.Astronomy-loving Calliope June has Tourette syndrome, so she sometimes makes faces or noises that she doesn’t mean to make. When she and her mother move yet again,Continue reading “Forget Me Not”

Book Review: Hetty Feather

Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson London, 1876 and Hetty Feather is just a tiny baby when her mother leaves her at the Foundling Hospital. The Hospital cares for abandoned children – but Hetty must first live with a foster family until she is big enough to go to school.Life in the countryside is hard butContinue reading “Book Review: Hetty Feather”

Book Review: Olga And The Smelly Thing From Nowhere

Olga And The Smelly Thing From Nowhere by Elise Gravel When Olga crosses paths with a weird creature and becomes the first kid to discover the species olgamus ridiculus, she is ecstatic! What does an olgamus eat? How does it poop? Why does its burp sound like the word rubber? With her trusty observation notebook and the help of a librarian,Continue reading “Book Review: Olga And The Smelly Thing From Nowhere”

Book Review: Diary Of A 6th Grade Ninja

Diary Of A 6th Grade Ninja by Marcus Emerson My name is Chase Cooper, and I’m a 6th grade ninja. It’s my first day at a different school and the only person I know is my cousin, Zoe (but she might be a little too cool for me). I was just another scrawny kid untilContinue reading “Book Review: Diary Of A 6th Grade Ninja”

A Week Of Middle Grade Graphic Novels

I’ve been feeling graphic novels lately so I went in search of a few I had yet to read. And as I’m also participating in the Let Us Read Middle Grade Reading Challenge, I figured why not find a few middle grade graphic novels to read. I like to read graphic novels when I’m inContinue reading “A Week Of Middle Grade Graphic Novels”

Book Review: The Titanic Detective Agency

The Titanic Detective Agency by Lindsay Littleson Unlock the secrets of the unsinkable ship… Bertha Watt, tree-climber and would-be polar explorer, is excited to be on RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage, as she leaves Aberdeen behind for the glamour of a new life in America. But Bertha quickly realises that some passengers are behaving strangely, andContinue reading “Book Review: The Titanic Detective Agency”

Bartholomew Mills And The January Dawn Book Review

Bartholomew Mills And The January Dawn by David Carmalt The year is 1798 and Bartholomew Mills has never left Plymouth before, let alone been to sea. Suddenly orphaned and alone, he joins Captain James Morel aboard the January Dawn and quickly realises that life on the ocean is fraught with danger – from nature itselfContinue reading “Bartholomew Mills And The January Dawn Book Review”

Let Us Read Middle Grade Reading Challenge

I don’t generally like reading challenges, I tend to get excited about certain ones initially, but in reality I find them to be somewhat off-putting. I like to have a bit more freedom when it comes to choosing what to read, and I can sometimes get overwhelmed when I’m attempting to shoehorn books into categoriesContinue reading “Let Us Read Middle Grade Reading Challenge”