Annabel Grey knows she’s not supposed to look into puddles. Her mother forbids it. She can’t help herself. The terrifying images she sees in them are mesmerizing. What is happening to this prim and proper Victorian young lady? It’s magic of course! She is a most magical girl. She doesn’t …

Children won’t ever think of the tooth fairy the same way again! David Walliams has created a creature so vile, so horrible, it will send children to their beds to shiver and LAUGH hysterically. Yes, that’s right. Demon Dentist is a perfect blend of horror and humor that runs circles …

Thelma Bee is not the kind of girl to jump to wild conclusions. She’s logical, loves science and runs experiments to prove things. So what is she to do when she runs into some ghosts? Strange things happen when a woman sells her father a jewelry box. Thelma’s careful examination …

I guarantee The Door by the Staircase will make you hungry for two things: Russian food and good old-fashioned fairy tales. The first is an odd thing to say about a book about Baba Yaga, the Russian witch who eats children, but it’s true. Our heroine Mary is always eating …

There are witches in eleven-year-old Rupert’s modern world, real witches with cauldrons and spells. They are all dangerous, according to his mother. She warns him to stay away, so of course, he ignores her. What else is the poor boy to do? He is desperate for an adventure to take …

Sometimes it seems like Grandmothers get no respect in middle-grade books. They sip tea, play bridge or are witches! Watch out! Here come Grannies with style. Who knew bridge playing tea sippers could be such amazing thieves? Not only can they pull off heists, they can teach our middle-grade heroine …

They’re back! Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester have come up with another recipe for fun. Take one part 1930’s hard-boiled detective series (think Sam Spade and The Maltese Falcon), add a little murder (for spice), mystery (for texture), and humor (just because you can) and you get an adventure middle …