Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Orange & Black Covers!!!
Our Middle Grade book spotlight this week is focused on books that have Orange and Black covers to help get us in the Halloween spirit!!! Let’s be real here for a minute because we all judge and choose a book on the front cover (most of the time) even though we are told not to do so, but that can honestly lead us to read some books that we would not have picked up otherwise. Since we are choosing these books based on their front covers, then we have an amazing selection that are all completely different from realistic to humor, fantasy, adventure and some nonfiction! These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #youthcolorfulcovers as well as on Libby and Hoopla. Check back next week for a new Middle Grade book spotlight and if you have any book suggestions, please let us know!!
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson--Some teachers are boring, some mean, some try too hard, others don't try at all—but Ms. Bixby is none of these. She is the kind who makes school feel worthwhile, who recognizes the best things in her young pupils, a teacher whom none want to disappoint. When Ms. Bixby is hospitalized for cancer treatment, Topher, Brand, and Steve—three of her sixth-grade students—come up with a plan to skip school and give her the fun last day she deserves.
Something Rotten by Heather Montgomery--Follows wildlife researcher Heather L. Montgomery as she studies roadkill throughout the United States and discusses the notable scientific discoveries found through paying attention to the types of animal carcasses, even discovering new species.
Dragon Kiss by E.D. Baker--Audun must complete one impossible task after another as he sets out for Princess Millie's kingdom to find his happy-ever-after with Millie.
Forever or a Long, Long Time by Caela Carter--Eleven-year-old Flora and her younger brother have been bounced from one foster home to the next as long as they can remember. Their memories of childhood are so scattered, they lack a sense of history. Without this sense of permanence, Flora struggles to comprehend that her adoption by her new family means she's found her forever home—what does forever mean to a child who feels as if she were dropped into the world without roots? Understanding this, their adoptive mother takes them back in time to their former foster homes so they might be able to embrace their future.
Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy--Thirteen-year-old Patricia “Sweet Pea” DiMarco navigates her parents’ divorce after they have the idea that they will live in nearly identical houses just two door away from each other. Between them is famed, eccentric advice columnist Miss Flora Mae who befriends the young Sweet Pea. One day, Flora goes on vacation and asks Sweet Pea to send out her letters for the column. However, Sweet Pea sees a letter with familiar handwriting, and what she does with that letter has unexpected consequences.
The 13th Sign by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb--On her thirteenth birthday, Jalen unwittingly brings the twelve signs of the zodiac to life through a mysterious old book, and soon she, her friend Ellie, and Ellie's brother, Brennan, are battling in the streets of New Orleans to defeat the twelve and their little-known companion before time runs out.