Marvelous Middle Grade MondayShannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born. I couldn't resist being a part of such brilliance. Others who can be counted on for a great MMGM review each week:
The Edge Chronicles
Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
Thirteen-year-old Twig always knew he was different. When his wood troll mother tells him he isn't a wood troll and that she found him as a baby, Twig begins to wonder about who he really is and where he came from. He visits a wood troll family member and runs into trouble almost immediately as he strays from the path.
Twig has a number of strange encounters, especially a dangerous and terrifying one with a tree. The Deepwoods is populated with all manner of weird and quirky characters, not the least of which are trees and rocks that float when heated, sky pirates, and the most horrible creature of all–the gloamglozer. -- Charli Osborne
I read this one a few years ago because my then-5th-grader insisted. He's in 8th grade now, but he still loves these books. He read them all and would have kept reading if there were more.
I enjoyed the first book very much, but I didn't finish the series--so many books, so little time! However, I can testify to their popularity with young fantasy readers.