Looks like 2015 will be another great year of middle grade! Here are the top 10 books I cannot wait to get my hands on:
Nnewts: Book 1 by Doug TenNapel (1/6)
I’ve really enjoyed TenNapel’s previous graphic novels with their fast-paced adventurous stories and vibrant art. This new one is the start to a series!
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan (2/24)
I have yet to read a book by this author, but I will definitely read this one. It’s almost 600 pages and follows various characters all connected by a harmonica. Consider me intrigued!
Wish Girl by Nikki Loftin (2/24)
I haven’t finished my best-of-2014 lists yet, but you can bet Loftin’s Nighingale’s Nest will be on there. This new book follows a girl with cancer and a boy who doesn’t fit in with his family. Together, they plan an escape.
The Forgotten Sisters (Princess Academy #3) by Shannon Hale (3/3)
It’s a new (and the last!) Princess Academy book. Of course I will read it. Of course I will love it.
Jack by Liesl Shurtliff (4/14)
In the vein of her first novel, Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Shurtliff brings us another fairy tale retelling- this time about Jack & The Beanstalk!
Gone Crazy in Alabama (Gaither Sisters #3) by Rita Williams-Garcia (4/21)
Another story about the Gaither Sisters! I want this series to continue on forever because I love spending time with these girls.
Cleopatra in Space #2: The Thief and the Sword by Mike Maihack (4/28)
I loved the first book in this graphic novel series about a time-displaced Cleopatra and can’t wait to see what happens next!
From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot (5/19)
I grew up on the Princess Diaries series, so I’m very excited that Cabot is exploring that world more!
Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff (5/26)
Graff is an automatic-read author for me. This new book is “a touching story about a boy who won’t let one tragic accident define him.”
The Golden Specific (The Mapmakers Trilogy #2) by S.E. Grove (7/14)
Immediately after finishing the first book in this series, The Glass Sentence, I deemed it my favorite middle grade fantasy since Harry Potter. Really hoping book 2 is just as amazing!