Middle Grade Archive

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


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
10 Nov 2016

Middle Grade Mania: HERCUFLEAS by Sam Gayton!

We’re so excited to share this exclusive interview with HERCUFLEAS author Sam Gayton for #MiddleGradeMania! See below to learn about the writing process and fun facts about Sam. Thanks for joining us, Sam!               *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a
8 Nov 2016

Middle Grade Mania: I AM DRUMS by Mike Grosso!

One of our #MiddleGradeMania authors has stopped by the blog to talk about their book! Welcome to Mike Grosso, author of I AM DRUMS.                 *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a writer is: My students! They’re weird and wild
18 Jul 2016

Middle Grade Monday: Took

Looking for a way to cool off this summer? Took by Mary Downing Hahn is a middle grade novel that’s bound to produce chills. In the story, thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn’t believe Brody Mason’s crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster’s Hill with Bloody Bones,
4 Jul 2016

Happy Pub Week: Agatha Parrot!

  Meet Agatha Parrot, the irresistible star—and narrator—of the first in a series of very funny illustrated novels! In, Agatha Parrot and the Odd Street School Ghost, a mysterious bell tolls at night and a glowing face is seen in a distant window—is Odd Street School haunted? Agatha and her gang of friends
30 Jun 2016

Seven Shark Books Kids Will Sink Their Teeth Into

We’re in the midst of Shark Week, and with that in mind, we thought we’d share some of our favorite books about our finned friends that will have you diving back into reading! Swimming with Hammerhead Sharks By Kenneth Mallory Did you know hammerheads travel in schools during the day,
13 Jun 2016

Sneek Peak: Two Must-Read Fall Titles

This fall we have a diverse range of books coming out. Two titles that we are particularly excited about are Some Writer: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet  and Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss. Here’s a bit about each book and a snippet from each: Some
2 May 2016

A Conversation with Bestselling Memoirist Firoozeh Dumas

Discover the novel People magazine calls “Insightful, sobering, and hilarious.” It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas mines the author’s personal history as an immigrant growing up in Newport Beach, California during the Iranian Revolution. We recently chatted with Firoozeh about her thoughts on diversity in children’s lit, weaving