By the time kids hit middle school, they want to be scared – in a controlled way, of course. That is why the horror book and movie industries do so well with the teen crowd. The wish to get the heart racing is trickling down to middle grade readers as many will remember the Goosebumps … More The Best Frighteners for Middle Grade Readers.
Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier Kelpie is a homeless girl who can see ghosts. She is lead to a murder scene by a ghost who tricks her. There she meets Dymphna, the corpse’s girlfriend. Both have stumbled upon the murdered man and both are anxious to get away. Kelpie because she doesn’t want to end up … More Razorhurst brings chills to YA reader
If you ask kids their favorite reads or the books they want to read – they, very often, say a book that makes them laugh. Why do you think Judy Blume’s books have remained popular for so long? Who doesn’t laugh at Fudge’s antics? But comedy is hard to write and what one person thinks … More Comedy books for the Middle Grade Reader