MG Book Reviews

Here are all of my MG (middlegrade) book reviews, sorted into series and standalone (to the best of my knowledge). Click on a title! Maybe you’ll find your next good read!


Adventure’s Guide Series by Wade Albert White

The Adventure’s Guide to Successful Escapes

The Adventure’s Guide to Treasure (and How to Steal it)

Bounders Series by Monica Tesler

Bounders (also titled Earth Force Rising)

City Spies series by James Ponti

City Spies

Daisy Tannenbaum Misadventure by J. T. Allen

Daisy and the Missing Mona Lisa

Detectives in Togas Series by Henry Winterfeld

Detectives in Togas

Life of a Cactus Series by Dusti Bowling

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Magic Hunters by Brad and Jill Williamson

Magic Hunters: The Journey Begins

Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Premeditated Myrtle

How to Get Away with Myrtle

Cold-Blooded Myrtle

In Myrtle Peril

The Ascendance Series by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The False Prince

The Runaway King

The Shadow Throne

The Captive Kingdom

The Inkwell Chronicles by J. D. Peabody

The Ink of Elspet

The Vanderbeekers Series by Karina Yan Glaser

The Vanderbeekers of 141 Street

The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden

The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue

The Vanderbeekers Lost and Found

The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

Wingfeather Tales

Thieves of Shadow Series by Kevin Sands

Children of the Fox

Uncommon Magic Series by R. J. Anderson

A Pocket Full of Murder

A Little Taste of Poison

Winterborne Home Series by Ally Carter

Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor

Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery

York Series by Laura Ruby

York: The Shadow Cipher


Aladdin, Far from Agrabah by Aisha Saeed

All the Queen’s Sons by Elizabeth Kipps

Extra Credit by Andrew Clements

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

Fenris and Mott by Greg Van Eekhout

Nightingale by Deva Fagan

Spell Sweeper by Lee Edward Fodi

The Giant Slayer by Iain Lawrence

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty

The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

The Last Dragon by Silvana De Mari

The Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander

The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu

The Lost Track of Time by Paige Britt

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

The Prince of Nowhere by Rochelle Hassan

The Star that Always Stays by Anna Rose Johnson

Words on Fire by Jennifer A. Nielsen