Middle Grade on Monday: The House at the Edge of Magic – Amy Sparkes

Nine is an orphan pickpocket determined to escape her life in the Nest of a Thousand Treasures. When she steals a house-shaped ornament from a mysterious woman’s purse, she knocks on its tiny door and watches it grow into a huge, higgledy-piggeldy house. Inside she finds a host of magical and brilliantly funny characters, including…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: The House at the Edge of Magic – Amy Sparkes

Middle Grade on Monday: Glassheart – Katharine Orton

Through the glass, the magic is waiting… Nona and her uncle travel everywhere together, replacing stained-glass windows in war-torn buildings. When a mysterious commission takes them to the lonely moors of Dartmoor, Nona discovers a wild and powerful magic which threatens everything. Can Nona protect those she loves – even if it means fighting darkness…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: Glassheart – Katharine Orton

Middle Grade on Monday: The Undadoptables – Hana Tooke

In all the years that Elinora Gassbeek has been matron of the Little Tulip Orphanage, not once have the Rules for Baby Abandonment been broken. Until the autumn of 1886, when five babies are left in outrageous circumstances: one in a tin toolbox, one in a coal bucket, one in a picnic hamper, one in…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: The Undadoptables – Hana Tooke

Middle Grade on Monday: The Republic of Birds – Jessica Miller

Olga loves the stories of the old cartographers and pores over their ancient books and maps, trying to unlock their secrets. Sometimes, she can even feel through the maps—almost see into them — as if by magic. When the bird army kidnaps Olga’s sister, Mira, Olga knows that only she can venture into the Republic…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: The Republic of Birds – Jessica Miller

Middle Grade on Monday: The Velvet Fox (The Clockwork Crow #2) – Catherine Fisher

After rescuing Tomas from enchantment, orphan Seren Rhys is enjoying her first summer at Plas-y-Fran. But as autumn arrives, it brings with it a mysterious new governess who seems intent on drawing Tomas away from Seren and his family. Dangerous figures from a bewitched toy carousel stalk the house, and fearing the worst, Seren calls…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: The Velvet Fox (The Clockwork Crow #2) – Catherine Fisher

Middle Grade on Monday: The Mulberry Tree – Allison Rushby

Do naught wrong by the mulberry tree, or she’ll take your daughters … one, two, three. Ten-year-old Immy and her family run away from their storm cloud of problems to a tiny village in Cambridgeshire, England. When they find an adorable thatched cottage to begin a perfect new life in, the only downside is the…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: The Mulberry Tree – Allison Rushby

Middle Grade on Monday: The Tigers in the Tower – Julia Golding

Sahira’s family are travelling to England to deliver two majestic Indian tigers to the menagerie in the tower of London. But tragedy strikes and sickness steals Sahira’s parents from her on the journey. Left alone in London, Sarhira finds herself confined to a miserable and dangerous orphanage. Despite her heartache and the threats she faces,…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: The Tigers in the Tower – Julia Golding

Middle Grade on Monday: Embassy of the Dead – Will Mabbitt

Jake Green is dead. Or he might as well be when he mistakenly accepts a package from the Embassy of the Dead in this hilarious adventure of the afterlife, the first in a series. When Jake Green opens a mysterious box containing a severed finger, he accidentally summons a grim reaper intent on dragging him…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: Embassy of the Dead – Will Mabbitt

Middle Grade on Monday: Sky Pirates: Echo Quickthron and the Great Beyond – Alex English

11 year-old Echo Quickthorn has grown up believing that nothing exists outside the Kingdom of Albion, but everything changes when an eccentric professor parks his airship outside her window armed with a map that shows all the magical places that exist beyond the city walls. Together with her pet lizard, Gilbert, Echo sets off on an…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: Sky Pirates: Echo Quickthron and the Great Beyond – Alex English

Middle Grade on Monday: Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue – Anna Fargher

Young mouse Pip Hanway is in France as she continues fighting for the French Resistance group Noah’s Ark: a secret gang of animals operating beneath the feet of human soldiers, whose aim is to liberate France and secure the victory of the Allies. Determined to reach her ancestral home of the Umbrella Museum in Italy,…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue – Anna Fargher