Two Lit Mamas

Episode 36: Holiday Gift Guide for Middle Graders

November 10, 2021 First Circle Press Episode 36
Two Lit Mamas
Episode 36: Holiday Gift Guide for Middle Graders
Show Notes

The Mamas are ready for the holidays (or at least ready for soccer season to be over). To get you in the mood for gift giving, the Mamas recap the best books in some of their favorite categories:

Top Faves from 2021:
Planet Earth is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos (Episode 15)
City Spies Series by James Ponti (Episode 20)
The Whispers by Greg Howard (Episode 26)
Fave Fantasy Reads:
The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant (Episode 29)
The Elephant’s Girl by Celesta Rimington
Fave Sports-themed Books
Ten Thousand Tries by Amy Makechnie. (Episode 32)
Chunky by Yehudi Mercado
Fave Mythology Stories:
Amari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston (Episode 18)
Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo. (Episode 17)
Fave Nonfiction Books:
Poisoned Water by Candy J Cooper and Marc Aronson (Episode 21)   
I Am Not a Label: 34 Disabled Artists, Thinkers, Athletes and Activists from Past and Present by Cerrie Burnell
A History of Dessert by Victoria Grace Elliot
Fave Fiction Books for Foodies:
All you Knead is Love by Tanya Guerrero (Episode 27)
Midsummer’s Mayhem by Rajani LaRocca (Episode 27)
Fave Older Series: (grab the box set)
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stuart (Episode 30)
The Greystone Secrets series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Moon Base Alpha Series by Stuart Gibbs (Episode 31