Crisp weather, changing leaves, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin-flavored everything—fall is the perfect time to curl up with a good book, and we’ve got some awesome young readers’ picks coming out this month to get you started. Rick Riordan’s much-anticipated new series Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard kicks off with The Sword of Summer. […]
After Halloween, all of the holidays seem to snowball—or perhaps we should say Butterball (except that’s not a thing anyone says). Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Festivus, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve. Starting Nov. 1, it all becomes a haze of food, shopping, food, parties, food, feats of strength, and food. Help your kiddos tame the nuttiness (and […]
Young readers had a great reading year in 2015—and so did those of us who know that books for young readers are awesome for readers of all ages. From a long-awaited new book in the Dork Diaries series to a memoir by baseball star Mo’ne Davis (and a semi-autobiographical novel by baseball star Derek Jeter!), not to mention another installment in Stuart Gibbs’s wickedly funny Spy School series, the hits just kept on coming. And for that, we are grateful. If you’re looking for a terrific book or two for your middle schooler, look no further than the titles below.