Tag: Middle Grade

Book Birthday Bash: The Battle of Junk Mountain

  Happy Book Birthday to THE BATTLE OF JUNK MOUNTAIN! In this middle-grade novel, twelve-year-old Shayne has always spent summers on the Maine coast, visiting her grandmother Bea and playing with her BFF Poppy. Both Shayne and Bea are collectors of sorts: Shayne revels in golden memories of weaving friendship bracelets with Poppy, while Bea scours…
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Book Birthday Bash: Every Shiny Thing

  Happy Book Birthday to EVERY SHINY THING! In this beautifully constructed middle-grade novel, told half in prose and half in verse, Lauren prides herself on being a good sister, and Sierra is used to taking care of her mom. When Lauren’s parents send her brother to a therapeutic boarding school for teens on the…
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What to Read While You Wait for The Boy, The Boat, and The Beast

THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST comes out in a little over two months and a friend was asking me recently what they should read while they waited, books that are similar in tone, feel and subject matter. My mind went blank for a few minutes — as it often does now while I…
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Book Birthday Bash: Once Upon a Princess

  Happy Book Birthday to ONCE UPON A PRINCESS! In this middle-grade novel, on the evening of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the small European kingdom of Colsteinburg, violence erupts outside the royal palace, throwing one family’s life into chaos. After a coup in her country, Her Royal Highness, Fredericka Elisabetta Teresa von…
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Book Birthday Bash: The Mad Wolf’s Daughter

  Happy Book Birthday to THE MAD WOLF’S DAUGHTER! One dark night, Drest’s sheltered life on a remote Scottish headland is shattered when invading knights capture her family, but leave Drest behind. Her father, the Mad Wolf of the North, and her beloved brothers are a fearsome war-band, but now Drest is the only one…
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Book Birthday Bash: P.S. I Miss You

  Happy Book Birthday to P.S. I MISS YOU! In this middle-grade novel, Evie is heartbroken when her strict Catholic parents send her pregnant sister, Cilla, away to stay with a distant great-aunt. All Evie wants is for her older sister to come back. Forbidden from speaking to Cilla, Evie secretly sends her letters. Evie…
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Book Birthday Bash: Legends of the Lost Causes

  Happy Book Birthday to LEGENDS OF THE LOST CAUSES! Ladies and gents, we would like to introduce: A band of orphan avengers. A cursed stone. A horde of zombie outlaws. This is Keech Blackwood’s new life after Bad Whiskey Nelson descends upon the Home for Lost Causes and burns it to the ground. With…
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Book Birthday Bash: The 11:11 Wish

  Happy Book Birthday to THE 11:11 WISH! In this middle-grade novel, wishes, magic, and dares abound when a tween math whiz tries to fit in at her new school by wishing on a magical cat clock only to suffer catastrophic consequences! Megan Meyers has a foolproof plan to reinvent herself at her new middle…
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Author Kim Tomsic Talks About Dares and More…

It’s wonderful to share a debut year with friends, and when their middle-grade novel is as fun and heart-warming as Kim Tomsic‘s THE 11:11 WISH, it’s delightful. So, we thought it would be fun to interview each other about our books. (My interview will be on her blog later this year, so look out for…
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Book Birthday Bash: Spin the Golden Light Bulb

  Happy Book Birthday to SPIN THE GOLDEN LIGHT BULB! Thank you so much for coming to the Birthday Party for SPIN THE GOLDEN LIGHT BULB! To get this party started, we thought you might like to know a bit about our guest of honor, the first of The Crimson Five middle-grade books. So let’s…
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