Movie, Television

Middle Grade Books On Netflix

Anyone a fan of seeing books adapted for the screen? Here’s a round up of movies & television shows based on Middle Grade books on Netflix.

Consider pairing them with the book to make a great family discussion!

Netflix does a great job with their originals. The list will be a combination of originals (which will always be on Netflix) & non-original material (which changes with new agreements) so I’ll attempt to keep the list current.

Last updated: 3/18/20

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Book Resources For Readers Stuck At Home

Hello readers. Many of us are quarantined for the foreseeable future. I want to help you out the best way I can: sharing resources. There will be resources for everyone from young & pre-readers to middle/high school readers to you Booklanders, (who are likely adult readers).

Some of the resources may be directed towards parents/adults of a particular age group since you are now likely home educating your children.

I will update this post as I can with new links.

Last updated: 3/28/20

Related: I’ve got a Pinterest board for those who unexpectedly homeschooling their kids.

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Book Review

Book Review: “Changeling”

Changeling” by William Ritter

Source: Finished copy from Algonquin

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction, Fantasy,

Summary:

Magic is fading from the Wild Wood. To renew it, goblins must perform an ancient ritual involving the rarest of their kind—a newborn changeling. But when the fateful night arrives to trade a human baby for a goblin one, something goes terribly wrong. After laying the changeling in a human infant’s crib, the goblin Kull is briefly distracted from his task. By the time he turns back, the changeling has already perfectly mimicked the human child. Too perfectly: Kull cannot tell them apart. Not knowing which to bring back, he leaves both babies behind.

Tinn and Cole are raised as human twins, neither knowing what secrets may be buried deep inside one of them. Then when they are twelve years old, a mysterious message arrives, calling the brothers to be heroes and protectors of magic. The boys must leave behind their sleepy town of Endsborough and risk their lives in the Wild Wood, crossing the perilous Oddmire swamp and journeying through the Deep Dark to reach the goblin horde and discover who they truly are. 

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Book Review

Book Review: “City of Ghosts”

city of ghosts cover

“City of Ghosts” by Victoria Schwab

Source: Library

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction, Fantasy

Summary: 

They’re here.
They’re watching.

Cass can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead.

When Cass’s parents start hosting a TV show about the world’s most haunted places, the family heads off to Edinburgh. Here, graveyards, castles and secret passageways teem with restless phantoms.

But when Cass meets a girl who shares her “gift”, she realizes how much she still has to learn about the Veil—and herself. And she’ll have to learn fast. The city of ghosts is more dangerous than she ever imagined.

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Book Review: “Ogre Enchanted”

Ogre Enchanted” by Gail Carson Levine

Source: Received in exchange for honest review from Wunderkind PR

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction, Fantasy

Summary: 

In this prequel to Ella Enchanted, which can stand on its own, young healer Evie is transformed into an ogre by the meddling fairy Lucinda. She’ll turn back only if someone proposes and she accepts!

Returning to the land and many of the characters from her beloved Newbery Honor–winning Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine has written a delightful tale about a clever and endearing heroine who is determined to defy expectations.

Evie is happiest when she is healing people, diagnosing symptoms, and prescribing medications, with the help of her devoted friend (and test subject) Wormy. So when Wormy unexpectedly proposes to her, she kindly turns him down; she has far too much to do to be marrying anyone. And besides, she simply isn’t in love with him.

But a certain meddling fairy named Lucinda has been listening in, and she doesn’t approve of Evie’s rejection. Suddenly, Evie finds herself transformed from a girl into a hideous, hungry ogre. Evie now has only sixty-two days to accept another proposal—or else be stuck as an ogre forever.

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