MG Takes on Thursday

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 …

Written by Jason Reynolds
Cover Illustration by Selom Sunu
Published by Knights Of

Favourite Sentence from Page 11:

I sat with my feet spread apart so that I could spit the sunflower-seed shells on the ground between them.

This book in three words:

FRIENDSHIP, RESILIENCE, BELONGING

I read this absolutely stunning story as part of Believathon at the end of last year, and boy, does it tear at the heartstrings!

This is the incredibly uplifting story of a young teenager, Ghost (Castle Cranshaw) who has had a very difficult, heart-breaking start in life, yet through his strength and resilience and the support of some important role models in his life, turns a corner which sees him giving himself the opportunity to realise his potential.

This is a story that I would highly recommend: you can read my review HERE.

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!

#MGTakesOnThursday

This is my new weekly meme celebrating amazing middle-grade books. I hope others will enjoy taking part in this too! Thank you to those who have already taken part – I loved reading your posts and appreciate that you took the time to give this a go.

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 …

Written by Nicola Penfold
Cover Image: Kate Forrester
Published by Stripes Publishing

Favourite Sentence from Page 11:

I see his [Bear] tousle of hair lifted up, triumphant – black against her [Annie Rose] beautiful silver-grey.

This book in three words:

FAMILY, ENVIRONMENT, COURAGE

I was lucky enough to be approved to read an early review copy of Where the World Turns Wild by the Publisher via NetGalley. As soon as it was published, I bought copies for our school library as I knew it would be one the children would love and really connect with.

This is an incredibly powerful dystopian story following two amazing young siblings, Bear and Juniper, as they travel into the Wild in an attempt to save themselves and be reunited with their parents.

This really is a must-read story:  it is gripping, moving and so relevant with wonderfully drawn, sympathetic protagonists, and, a plot that completely enthralled me.

Here’s a link to my full review: Where the World Turns Wild 

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!