3) Joan of Arc
A heartfelt and magical middle grade novel in the tradition of Tuck Everlasting and Bridge to Terabithia, about family, wishes, and the power of true friends to work magic.
While cleaning out her reclusive grandfather's house, Joplin discovers pieces of a broken platter in a cookie tin. After having the platter repaired, Joplin wishes that she could both find a friend at school, and befriend the girl pictured in the platter.
Readers who love the adventure in Megan Whalen Turner's Newbery Honor novel The Thief will be captivated by Molly's dangerous magical quest in this thrilling sequel to Diane Stanley's novel The Silver Bowl.
Night after night, Molly has visions of a beautiful goblet: one of her grandfather's loving cups, which he filled with magic that bound people together. So it hardly surprises Molly when handsome King Alaric asks her to find a loving cup...
12) Second Sleep
The time by the lake is everything perfect about a childhood summer...and maybe it also holds the answers Max needs. Give this tender middle grade novel to readers who love the mystery, friendships, and touches of magic in novels by Rebecca Stead and Laurel Snyder!
To get Max and Rosie's minds off their mother's mysterious disappearance, their grandmother, Mozelle, suggests that they visit the old log cabin where their mom...