About the Blog

Thanks for stopping by Middle School Book Stop. As a writer of middle grade fiction, a teacher's assistant at a K-8 school, a former high school English teacher, and a mother on a mission to pass on a love of literature to my three children, I have spent a lot of hours poring over children’s, middle grade, and young adult fiction. I enjoy recommending books, forming my favorites into lists, and finding the right book for both the voracious and the reluctant reader. My fourteen-year-old daughter and my eleven-year-old son love reading and like to chime in with their opinions (my nine-year-old son is less enthused about reading and I stay on the lookout for books that might spark his interest).

Although my focus is middle grade, I agree with C.S. Lewis when he said, “A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” I’ll be updating often with books from various genres and I hope you’ll join me.