Middle Grade Reviews

All titles with a main or secondary character of color or  a diverse cast have been placed in bold. An * next to an authors name denotes an author of color.

Dancing Home by Alma Flor Ada* and Gabriel Zubizarreta*
Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island by Paul Adam
How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen*
Glida Joyce:The Ghost Sonata by Jennifer Allison
Glida Joyce: The Bone of the Holy by Jennifer Allison
Horton HalfPott by Tom Angleberger
How Tia Lola Learned to Teach by Julia Alverez*
Return to Sender by Julia Alverez
Edgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation Notebook by Mary Amato
The Poisons of Caux by Susannah Appelbaum
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson
The Ever Breath by Julianna Baggott
The Prince of Fenway Park by Julianna Baggott
The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett illus by Adam Rex
Come Fall by A.C.E. Bauer
Heck:Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Bayse
Heck:Rapacia by Dale E. Bayse
Blimpo:The Third Circle of Heck by Dale E. Bayse
The Fast and the Furriest by Andy Behrens
Sylvie and the Songman by Tim Binding
Little Divas by Philana Marie Boles*
Finding Family by Tonya Bolden*
Nerds by Michael Buckley
Nerds:M is for Mama's Boy by Michael Buckley
Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes*
Celia's Robot by Margaret Chang
Vanished by Sheela Chari*
Open Court by Carol Clippinger
The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane
How I Nicky Flynn Finally Get a Life and a Dog by Art Corriveau
Top of the Order by John Coy
The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
The Lemonade Crime by Jacqueline Davies
No Cream Puffs by Karen Day
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch
Bindi Babes by Narinder Dhami*
Bhangra Babes by Narinder Dhami
The Search for Wondla by Tony Diterizzi
Shooting the Moon by Frances O'roark Dowell
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
The Curse of Cuddle Mcgee by Emily Ecton
Dog Whisperer:The Rescue by Nicholas Edwards
Bird by Zetta Elliott* illus. by Shadra Strickland*
Dark Life by Kat Falls
Fortune's Folly by Deva Fagan
The Magical Misadventures of Prunella Bogthistle by Deva Fagan
Big Splash by Jack D. Ferraiolo
Sidekicks by Jack D. Ferraiolo
Soccer Chicks Rules by Dawn FitzGerald
Operation Redwood by S Terrell French
I Wanna be Your Shoebox by Cristina Garcia*
The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez *
Tall Story by Candy Gourlay*
The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower by Lisa Graff
The Brooklyn Nine by Alan Gratz
Fantasy Baseball by Alan Gratz
Truth with a Capital T by Bethany Hegedus
Scat by Carl Hiassen
Seekers by Erin Hunter
The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow
The Popularity Papers:Book Two by Amy Ignatow
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Dying to Meet You (43 Old Cemetery Road) by Kate Klise illus. by M. Sarah Klise
Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky
Love Puppies and Corner Kicks by Bob Krech
Griff Carver,Hallway Patrol by Jim Krieg
Nathaniel Fludd Beastologist by R.L. LaFevers
Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris by R.L. LaFevers
Theodosia Eyes of Horus by R.L. LaFevers
Theodosia and The Last Pharaoh by R.L. LaFevers
Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham
Tackling Dad by Elizabeth Levy
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin*
Confetti Lopez by Diana Lopez*
Safe at Home by Mike Lupica
Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon*
The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon
11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
The Smell of Old Lady Perfume by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez*
Baseball Crazy by Nancy E. Mercado
The Boneshaker by Kate Milford
Blue Mountain Trouble by Martin Mordecai*
Luv Ya Bunches by Lauren Myracle
Luv Ya Bunches:Violet in Bloom by Lauren Myracle
Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri* illus. Jesse Joshua Watson
Yummy by G. Neri  illus by Randy DuBurke
The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor*
Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor
The Song of the Whales by Uri Orlev
Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park*
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson
Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins*
Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney8
Slob by Ellen Potter
Along Came Spider by James Preller
Justin Fisher Declares War by James Preller
Six Innings by James Preller
Magic Thief: Lost by Sarah Prineas
A Dog's Way Home by Bobbie Pyron
Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes*
8th Grade Superzero by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perovich*
Yankee Girl by Mary Ann Rodman
The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkoski
The Celestial Globe by Marie Rutkoski
Mudville by Kurtis Scaletta
The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz
Okay For Now by Gary D. Schmidt
I Put a Spell on You by Adam Selzer
Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai*
The Great Wall of Lucy Lu by Wendy Wan -Long Shang*
Aliens on Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith
Spellbinder by Helen Stringer
The Midnight Gate by Helen Stringer
I So Don't Do Mysteries by Barrie Summy
I So Don't Do Spooky by Barrie Summy
The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan*
Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner
Celeste's Harlem Renaissance by Eleanora E. Tate*
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Ghostoplis by Doug TenNapel
The Samantha Granger Experiment:Fused by Kari Lee Townsend
Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon
Dragonbreath:Attack of the Ninja Frogs by Ursula Vernon
Dragonbreath:The Curse of the Were-Wiener by Ursula Vernon
Dragonbreath:Lair of the Bat Monster by Ursula Vernon
Dragonbreath: No Such Thing as Ghosts by Ursula Vernon
Super Stock Rookie by Will Weaver
Countdown by Deborah Wiles
The Kayla Chronicles by Sherri Winston*
The Secret World of Ms. Finkleman by Ben H. Winters
Bobby vs. the Girls (Accidentally) by Lisa Yee*
Bobby the Brave (Sometimes) by Lisa Yee
Millicent Min: Girl Genius by Lisa Yee
Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time by Lisa Yee
Warp Speed by Lisa Yee
The Detention Club by David Yoo*
Doodlebug by Karen Romano Young