Middle Grade Novels

New in February, 2019
For ages ages 8 - 12

Sapphire the Great and the Meaning of Life

Fox Magic by Beverley Brenna

Fox Magic

“A book in which purpose and art intertwine successfully (Fiction. 10-14).”

Kirkus Review

“Fox Magic is a small book with a big message. In a world where bullying is a significant problem and suicide is a terrifying reality, it is a must-read. It belongs on every juvenile and young-adult bookshelf.”

— Catherine Thureson, Foreword Reviews

“This slim novel packs a powerful punch. Brenna has poignantly captured the voice of a broken and lost young girl, and her difficult path to healing is written with clarity and candour. A touch of magic has been woven in, with Brenna leaving it up to the reader to decide if the fox is real or not.”

— Tracey Schindler, The Canadian Children’s Book News (listing Fox Magic as a Recommended Book)

Falling for Henry by Beverley Brenna

Falling for Henry

“This book will definitely hold your interest and is truly a great read...5 out of 5 stars.”

— Paige Duncan, National Post

“Tudor England comes alive under Brenna’s meticulous research…Tightly edited and intelligent... Themes of love, loss and self-acceptance should appeal to a variety of fiction and non-fiction readers, from teens to adults.”

— Aliki Tryphonopoulos, Canadian Children’s Book News

The Moon Children by Beverley Brenna

The Moon Children

Shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award and a Silver Birch Award from the Ontario Library Association; long-listed for the Children’s Book of the Year by the Canadian Library Association.

“Beverley Brenna has given us a poignant and well-written novel about an unusual friendship between two children, who, despite their differences, are able to give each other hope and encouragement....”

— Ann Shantz, Canadian Children’s Book News

“Once again, Brenna demonstrates her superb ability to present the world as it is seen through the eyes of a central character with special learning needs. Highly Recommended.”

— Dave Jenkinson, CM Magazine

The Keeper of the Trees by Beverley Brenna

The Keeper of the Trees

Shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award.

“This book, aimed at 8 to 12 year olds, should appeal to readers who like to imagine strange enchanted places and incredible adventures.”

— Helen Norrie, Winnipeg Free Press

“A worthy job, believable characters and story.”

— Beatrice Repp, Kimberly Daily Bulletin

“A first-class story of a young girl’s encounter with an odd old lady, fantastic little horses, and an Otherworld beneath the streets of London.”

— Ted Hainworth, Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Spider Summer by Beverley Brenna

Spider Summer

“This mystery novel contains fascinating factual information about tarantulas and piranhas. Students are encouraged to collect information by research and through observation. For ages 8 to 12.”

— Nelson, Canada

Work in
Progress
For ages 9 and up

Home Free:
The Fantastical Story of Edward V
(a verse novel)