Sunday, May 8, 2016

Best new middle grade releases this week--May 10, 2016

So far, so good! It's Week 2 of my New Releases Updates, and I'm keeping up so far! There are not as many new middle grade releases this week, and I'm only really excited about a couple of them. Here's a summary of the books that got my attention...

Related posts:
New YA book releases--May 10, 2016

New YA book releases--May 3, 2016
New MG book releases--May 3, 2016

The Scandal (John Grisham)
Book 6 of the Theodore Boone series. In this one, 13-year old Theodore goes undercover to help crack a possible middle school standardized test cheating scandal. Sign o' the times, people.
The Ark Plan (Laura Martin)
Remember that old TV show "The Land of the Lost?" I loved that show, and this book sounds a lot like it. 150 years ago, scientists successfully cloned dinosaurs. Now, they are once again at the top of the food chain, forcing humans to live underground to survive.
Royal Wedding Disaster (Meg Cabot)
Sequel to: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess. Princess Olivia of Genovia, Mia's newly-discovered half-sister, has a lot going on lately. Mia is planning a wedding and learning how to take over the country. And Olivia's father is also planning his own wedding--to Mia's mother. Illustrated diary format.
Save Me A Seat (Gita Varadarajan and Sarah Weeks)
Friendship develops between a newly-arrived Indian student and a boy with an auditory-processing disorder. Themes include bullying, being the new kid, and the importance of family.
Waiting for Augusta (Jessica Lawson)
Eleven-year old Benjamin has a lump in his throat, and he's sure it's a golf ball. It sounds weird, sure, but nothing has been right since his father's death a month ago. Then, his father's ashes begin talking to him, telling Ben to go to a golf course in Augusta, Georgia. So Ben runs away and does just that.
The Magic Mirror: Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, a Scheming King, and a Pickpocket Squirrel (Susan Hill Long)
How great is that title? A fairytale mashup reminiscent of Ella Enchanted and Rump.

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