A selection of new and notable middle grade books (for readers ages 8-12) in paperback. Last updated September 22.
An utterly compelling tale of haves and have-nots set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world. An adventure yarn for sure but it's also full of sophisticated observations on leadership, power, resources and greed that couldn't be more timely. My at-the-time 11-year-old loved it as well -- in fact, he's who told me I had to read it. And now I'm telling you. --Elese