Novel in Verse (Middle Grade)
Book Two in this dark, middle grade historical fantasy by Catherine Jinks was just as exciting as the first. I would definitely recommend the book for an older middle grader and lovers of the last books in the Harry Potter series.
When I went with my daughter to find Sharon Creech books for her author study, I realized there were many I hadn't read either. Ruby Holler is about two twin orphans who have been brought up to believe they were nothing but trouble. A silver bird leads them to a new adventure and a new beginning. I really enjoyed this book and think it will be a big hit with most middle graders.