Great Middle Grade Reads

Great Middle Grade Reads

January 28th at 4PM ET

New Middle Grade Titles to Enjoy!

These new books are full of daring adventures and brave pursuits! With an astounding journey to deliver live-saving medicine, someone facing their fears in the face of much uncertainty, and a daring plan to save a beloved community center, you're sure to be inspired!

Tune in for:

  • Just Shy of Ordinary by A.J. SASSEver since their mom lost her job, the two had to move in with family friends, and the world went into pandemic lockdown, Thirteen-year-old Shai’s been unable to control their picking at the hair on their arms. To reduce their anxiety and create a brand new normal for themself, Shai makes a plan to go to public school. But when they're placed into 9th grade instead of 8th, Shai has to learn how to accept life's twists and turns, especially when you can't plan for them.

  • Balto and Togo: Hero Dogs of Alaska by HELEN MOSSIt's the winter of 1924 and a diphtheria outbreak is threatening the population of Nome, Alaska. The only way to stop the deadly illness from causing a full-blown epidemic is to immediately deliver one million units of the diphtheria antitoxin to the affected communities, which seems impossible given the only way to reach any place in Alaska at this time of year is by dog sled. The stakes are high, and the snow is piling higher — will they be able to deliver this precious cargo in time?

  • The Unbeatable Lily Hong by DIANA MA. Lily has a passion for filmmaking, and a bitter rivalry with her classmate, Max, so she's determined to beat him in this year's Clarktown’s Got Talent video competition. But when she learns that the community center her parents work at is going out of business and their last hope is a big traditional Chinese dance showcase, Lily decides to buckle down and help save the center. Even if that means working with her arch-nemesis, who just happens to be a really good dancer...

Sunday, January 28th at 4PM ET via Crowdcast!

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