Books by Middle Grade & Children's
Leaving Amarillo (2000)
4.89 of 5 Votes: 2
I won this book as an ARC and I must say I absolutely loved it. It is the first novel I've read by Caisey Quinn and her writing style is amazing. It captures you and makes you fall in love with the characters as she develops them. It is also definitely a sexy book. However, it doesn't have the to...
Listen, Slowly (2000)
4 of 5 Votes: 2
Mai is a typical California tween who wants to spend her summer on the beach with her friends and flirting with a boy she likes. Instead, her parents send her to Vietnam to assist her grandmother in finding out what happened to her grandfather decades earlier. They don't hope for him to be aliv...
Road to Redemption (2000)
4.4 of 5 Votes: 3
OMG! I LOVE THIS BOOK! I couldn't put it down! Alex and Payton are perfect for each other! It was a great "Redemption" story of a single dad- HAWK!(I'm so glad we got to read his story) and the "control freak" Payton coming out of her shell. It was hilarious! It had so much heart, love, happiness...
Masterminds (2000)
4.19 of 5 Votes: 2
The town of Serenity is serene or is it? Eli has never left Serenity, why would he, everything in Serenity is perfect. All the adults have jobs, everyone has a place to live with a pool (that is important in New Mexico), there is no crime, and only thirty kids in the whole town. But the day Eli...
The Bus Ride (2000)
3.41 of 5 Votes: 3
I received this book as an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed the illustrations of this book. There were so many great details - the newspaper was a favorite, seeing the headlines change throughout the text. I enjoyed that a lot.The story itself however was a litt...
Du är ett geni (2000)
4.33 of 5 Votes: 1
We Are All Made of Molecules is a funny and heart-warming story about a newly blended family, told from the alternating viewpoints of Ashley, the stereotypical mean girl and Stewart, the stereotypical nerd. The two of them are thrust together when Stewart's dad and Ashley's mom decide to move in...
Mikis and the Donkey (2014)
3.57 of 5 Votes: 4
I am always interested in the winner of the ALA Batchelder Award. Out of all the books published for children in the USA, very few are translations of books published abroad. This book, although originally published in the Netherlands, takes place in Greece, where young Mikis often runs right fro...
Audrey (cow) (2014)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 2
Obviously it was the title that drew me to this book, but I truly enjoyed reading it. The cast of animal characters is presented in an entertaining and distinctive way. I'm not sure how the target age group would cope with the (somewhat glossed over) idea that animals are being sent off to the ...
Mikis de ezeljongen (2000)
3.62 of 5 Votes: 2
Knowledge: What does Mikis call his grandfather?Comprehension: Describe the feelings that Mikis has when he finds the donkey, and his grandparents tell him that it is not a playmate, but will be used to work?Application:Write about a time when you did not not want to do something that your guardi...
Betty Goes Bananas (2014)
3.72 of 5 Votes: 5
Betty Goes Bananas can be positioned for a fun read aloud since it features a very emotional gorilla who over reacts with a lot of sounds trying to deal with her frustrations with a banana. First frustrated by not being able to peal it, then disappointed someone else does, sad when it breaks but ...
Micah (2000)
4.61 of 5 Votes: 4
5 hot stars ! This is the first in a spin off from Jo's highly successful Inked brotherhood series. It follows the tattooist and the apprentices of Damage control, the tatto shop that features in the brotherhood books. First up is Micah, the newly qualified tatto artist. As with all who work at ...
Mr Squirrel & the Moon (2000)
4.22 of 5 Votes: 2
I don't have children, but if I did, I would read this to them at least once a week until they begged me to stop. Which they wouldn't.Wispy pencil-drawing-style illustrations in monochrome (excepting the yellow, perfectly bulbous moon), full of wonderful little details, will have readers looking ...
Hank Has a Dream (2014)
4.05 of 5 Votes: 1
"In this poetic tale, Hank dreams that he can fly. Come along for the ride as he recreates the dream for his little friend. How far will Hank fly? What will he see? How high will he go? These dreamland mysteries capture his friend's imagination and they will capture yours too. The enchanting imag...
The Rat (2014)
4.23 of 5 Votes: 4
This book is from the series Disgusting Critters. They are picture books for kids teaching them some facts about these creatures in a fun way. Since many kids like things that are sometimes disgusting, this series is a good idea to convey factual information. The facts contained in each book are ...
Are You
4.12 of 5 Votes: 3
We are a middle school library, grades 3-8. Are You 'Normal'? (National Geographic Kids) has not stayed on the shelves more than one period all year long. As the jacket states, it's "more than 100 questions that will test your weirdness." Remarkably,despite several quizzes throughout, not one ...