The Stars From Me to You

By Nicole Bea Nevermore Press Ages 8–12 Author Nicole Bea is an accomplished novelist and short-story writer specializing in middle-grade fiction, and this novel may be her most ambitious (and poignant) yet. Thirteen-year-old Rion was riding his bike when a truckdriver hit him. Now, he’s stuck in Limbo—a cosmic void between heaven and “not-so-good heaven.” […]

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Say What You Mean (Mean What You Say)

By Jan L. Coates Trap Door Books Ages 10–14 Most kids are born pretty literal-minded and eventually encounter the frustration of a world full of people who speak in metaphors, half-truths, white lies, allusions, and metaphors. “How nice,” they think, “it would be if I could just read minds.” When protagonist Jake MacKinnon’s wish comes […]

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