This is my new weekly meme celebrating amazing middle-grade books. I hope others will enjoy taking part in this too!

How to take part:

  • Post a picture of the front cover of a middle-grade book which you have read and would recommend to others with details of the author, illustrator and publisher.
  • Open the book to page 11 and share your favourite sentence. 
  • Write three words to describe the book.
  • Either share why you would recommend this book, or link to your review.

This week, I’m celebrating …

Published by Nosy Crow
Written by Nizrana Farook
Cover Illustration: David Dean

Favourite Sentence from Page 11:

Her head snapped back at a thwacking noise.

This book in three words:


The Girl Who Stole an Elephant is an incredibly exciting, fast-paced and heart-warming adventure which I enjoyed in one sitting. I then read it as a class read to my Year 4 class who were completely gripped by it!  The short chapters and many cliff-hanger chapter endings makes this a perfect read aloud for a class.

There is so much to love in this story from the exciting fast-paced action to the edge-of-your-seat peril to the portrayal of heart-warming friendships to the beautiful depiction of the jungle.

This is a story I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending for anyone who loves a fast-paced adventure …

You can read more about this gorgeous story in my review: The Girl Who Stole an Elephant.

I’d love if anyone who wants to give this meme a go would comment in the comments box and include a link to your post so I can visit, comment and find some great middle-grade recommendations. If you do create a post and are on Twitter, and would like to share your post, please use the hashtag  #MGTakesOnThursday so I can find it, read it and share it!

7 thoughts on “#MGTakesOnThursday

    1. These both sound fantastic! I love dystopian fantasy – and magic too! I love mythology in middle-grade – have you heard of the Who Let the Gods Out series by Maz Evans?


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