Tag Archives: adventure

Review: In the Same Boat by Holly Green

This YA story is about one teen conquering a 265 mile paddling race called the Texas River Odyssey, but it’s also about relationships, forgiveness, pride, and perseverance. IN THE SAME BOAT is a phrase we’ve heard a lot over the … Continue reading

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BRAVER by Suzanne Selfors and Walker Ranson

BRAVER: A Wombat’s Tale by Suzanne Selfors and Walker Ranson is a misfit hero adventure featuring wombats, swamp rats, and a baby penguin named Blue. Even the villainous Tasmanian devils include misfits who work for the side of good. The … Continue reading

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Review: The Way to Rio Luna by Zoraida Córdova

This new middle grade chapter book is touching, adventurous, and magical. THE WAY TO RIO LUNA by Zoraida Córdova is a quick read with well-developed main characters and a solid amount of world building. Friendships, perseverance, finding support in times … Continue reading

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Review: TRESPASSERS by Breena Bard

TRESPASSERS by Breena Bard is a middle grade graphic novel that includes some mystery, some family drama, and some well-developed interaction between kids thrown together on vacation. As with many middle grade stories, Gabby, the main character, is thrown curveballs … Continue reading

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Review: THE SECRET DEEP by Lindsay Galvin

THE SECRET DEEP by Lindsay Galvin is an eventful, emotional, wild, and entertaining tale that keeps readers guessing in the best possible way throughout the story. Aster and Poppy, sisters who have recently lost their mother to cancer, must travel … Continue reading

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Review: Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega

GHOST SQUAD by Claribel A. Ortega is a ghostly adventure book that centers girl-power, friendship, the power of family legacy and connection, and conquering fears – both large and small. Ortega has created main characters in Lucely and Syd who … Continue reading

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Review: Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick

This novel, aimed at grades 3-7, is action-packed and exciting and full of kids taking on impossible challenges with perseverance and determination. WILDFIRE by Rodman Philbrick is about Sam and Delphy, two kids who get caught out in a terrifying … Continue reading

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Review: This Was Our Pact

THIS WAS OUR PACT by Ryan Andrews is a fanciful graphic novel that starts out as a standard coming-of-age story of boys on bikes in the wilderness. It then suddenly veers into magical realism that is at once bizarre and … Continue reading

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