Posts Categorized: middle grade

Review: Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

2011, Anne Ursu, around the world tours, middle grade, review, stand alone, Walden Pond Press 1 Comment

Breadcrumbs by Anne UrsuPublisher: Walden Pond PressRelease date: September 27, 2011Source: Around the World ToursPublished format: Hardcover, 313 pagesSeries: Stand alonePurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. They had been best friends since they were six, spending hot Minneapolis summers and cold Minneapolis winters together, dreaming of Hogwarts and Oz, superheroes and baseball. Now that they were eleven, it was weird for a boy and a girl to be best friends. But they couldn’t help it – Hazel and Jack fit, in that way you only read about in books. And they… Read more »

Review: Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver

2011, HarperCollins, Lauren Oliver, middle grade, review, stand alone 4 Comments

Liesl & Po by Lauren OliverPublisher: HarperCollinsRelease date: October 4, 2011Source: PublisherFormat: ARC paperback, 307Series: N/APurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice—until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone.   That same night, an alchemist’s apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something… Read more »