Teens Archive

10 Jul 2017

Middle Grade Mania: THE UNICORN IN THE BARN!

Today for #MiddleGradeMania, we have an illustrator on the blog! THE UNICORN IN THE BARN is a middle-grade novel about a boy who protects a vulnerable unicorn…and its beautiful cover was designed by Rebecca Green. *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a writer is: Bony Legs by
3 Apr 2017

Middle Grade Mania: JOURNEY ACROSS THE HIDDEN ISLANDS by Sarah Beth Durst

Sarah Beth Durst fans, you’re in luck! She has another book coming out called JOURNEY ACROSS THE HIDDEN ISLANDS, and she’s here to talk a bit about being a writer and what people will like about it. *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a writer is:  I’ve
15 Mar 2017

Middle Grade Mania: ARMSTRONG AND CHARLIE by Steven B. Frank!

We love publishing stories for kids based on real events, and that’s what ARMSTRONG AND CHARLIE is! Say hello to Steven B. Frank and learn more about him in the blog post below! *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a writer is: I grew up with two
7 Mar 2017

Next up on our #MiddleGradeMania campaign is… *drumroll please* FISH GIRL by David Wiesner and Donna Jo Napoli! Today, we have Donna Jo with us to talk about how she got her start writing…and her least favorite subject in school. *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a
28 Feb 2017

Middle Grade Mania: A RAMBLER STEALS HOME!

Take me out to the bookstore, take me out to the crowd….okay, one of those words may not be in the original lyrics—but we are in a baseball book mood! That’s why we invited Carter Higgins, author of A RAMBLER STEALS HOME, to the blog. ***  The book/person/thing that
10 Jan 2017

Our most anticipated YA book, from acclaimed author, Benjamin Alire Sáenz!

Following the multi-award winning Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Saenz has brought a gorgeous new story about love, identity, and families lost and found. This timely novel explores modern families and growing up while beautifully weaving in diverse and complex characters. The Inexplicable Logic of
4 Jan 2017

You’re Not Alone

I might not be able to change what might happen, but I could change how I dealt with the things that went wrong. UNDER ROSE TAINTED SKIES by Louise Gornall is the story of Norah, a girl struggling with OCD and Agoraphobia, who has been mostly confined to her home.
20 Dec 2016

Middle Grade Mania: Isabela for Real by Margie Palatini!

Next up on #MiddleGradeMania is ISABELA FOR REAL by Margie Palatini. We’re excited for you to learn more about the author of this fun (and funny!) novel about what happens when a girl’s Youtube channel goes viral. Take it away, Margie! *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be
5 Dec 2016

Dive into Fish Girl

Take a sneak peek into life in the fish tank with Donna Jo Napoli and David Wiesner’s Fish Girl. With Wiesner’s rich visual imagination in the graphic novel format, readers will want to be submerged into this young mermaid’s life.   This graphic novel for kids is one part ‘The Little Mermaid’,
15 Nov 2016

Middle Grade Mania: THE FRIENDSHIP EXPERIMENT!

Welcome back to the blog for #MiddleGradeMania! We have Erin Teagen on the blog today, author of THE FRIENDSHIP EXPERIMENT. Check out the interview below! *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a writer is: I always wanted to be a writer, but when I was twelve and