Middle Grade Archive

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
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
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