Nine New Action and Adventure MG Novels for March
If your young reader is a fan of action and adventure middle grade novels, then you’ll want to get your hands on these nine new stories! From magic mirrors and secret societies to monsters, ghosts, and underwater beasts, these books will hook young readers from the get go. There’s a bit of fantasy for the magically captured, a dash of sci-fi for the outer worldly obsessed, and a whole lot of adventure for all. Let’s get reading!
The Hunt for the Mad Wolf’s Daughter, by Diane Magras
A companion to The Mad Wolf’s Daughter, The Hunt for the Mad Wolf’s Daughter follows “wee lass” Drest as she’s forced to hide after being framed for the murder of Lord Faintree. A true fantasy novel, filled with knights, kings, castles, swords, and warriors. This Scottish medieval adventure features a strong heroine whose bravery and courage will inspire readers of any age.
The Griffins of Castle Cary, by Heather Shumaker
When Griffin siblings Will, Meg, and Ariel are sent to stay with favorite Aunt Effie, they soon learn her town has secrets. And ghosts. At first, the ghost stories and ghost tours are innocent parts of the town’s business. However, the Griffins all too quickly discover that the ghosts want something from them. And will do whatever is needed to get it. Can they save the town before it’s too late?
The Super Life of Ben Braver: The Incredible Exploring Kid, by Marcus Emerson
This part novel part comic book takes readers on Emerson’s second action packed adventure! Ben Braver attends a “super secret school for kids with super-powers.” Except Ben is powerless. And hiding it. As the school year unfolds, Ben fears his classmates will discover his secret. But more than that, he fears never powering up before the bad guys threaten his school. Will Ben survive? And will he finally discover his powers?
The Book of Unwyse Magic, by Claire Fayers
Enter two worlds—one full of magic (the Unworld) and one bereft of it (the Human World). However, in order for both to coincide, magic mirrors must be created and accessed from both sides—a doorway into each, so to speak. And whoever is invited by either world may cross through. As long as the mirrors exist, so does the Unworld. But break them, and magic may be lost forever. Follow Ava as she journeys between the mirrors to solve a mystery and save the bond the worlds share.
Young Captain Nemo, by Jason Henderson
Take a journey under the sea with Young Captain Nemo! Twelve-year-old Gabe Nemo is anything but ordinary. As in, his parents live underwater and his sister ran off to follow in the family’s footsteps. Meanwhile, Nemo lives on land. Yes, he loves the freedoms that come with living alone (like answering distress calls in his very own submarine.) However, Nemo misses family. It’ll take a dangerous underwater adventure for him to realize just how important being together really is.
When the Sky Fell on Splendor, by Emily Henry
Think Stranger Things in book form. Small town affected by tragedy. Group of lovable (and quirky) kids band together. Something stranger than fiction endangers them all. Enter, When the Sky Fell on Splendor. Henry writes with beauty and ease on tender topics like grief and pain and shows us through her thrilling story what power true friendships really hold. Perfect for kids who love a little spooky in their fiction.
Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island, by Liz Kessler
The New York Times bestselling series continues with Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island! Emily Windsnap is not only a part-time mermaid—as in only when she touches water does her tail appear—but she’s constantly getting into trouble. So when her best friend suggests an adventure-free vacation, Emily jumps at the chance. But Majesty Island is anything but trouble-free. Deadly currents. Mysterious inhabitants. And a prophecy she must help fulfill. If not? Thousands of people will die from an impending earthquake. Emily must now embrace the adventure or risk the lives of others.
The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane, by Julia Nobel
After receiving a mysterious letter about her missing dad, Emmy is desperate to uncover his secrets. But her search is put on hold when her “too-busy-to-parent” mom ships her off to a prestigious boarding school in England. There, Emmy faces all the stresses of being the new kid—sassy roommate. Strict teachers. Overwhelming schoolwork. And? Secret societies. One in particular that might be tied to her dad. With the help of her new friends, Lola and Jack, Emmy embarks on a journey to discover just how her dad disappeared—no matter the cost. The first book in a new series!
The Monster Catchers, by George Brewington
It’s Ghost Busters meets Artemis Fowl in this monster-hunting adventure. For Baily Buckleby—a skinny seventh grader with bright green eyes, shaggy hair, and an infectious personality—identifying and capturing monsters with his dad is as normal as spraying for ants. Until Baily discovers his dad has been lying to him about the family business. Packed with clever monsters, a criminal mastermind, and a whole lot of family love, your young reader will love this fast paced magical adventure.