Today marks the final day in our Middle Grade March feature — and so, we take a look back at this month’s hightlights!
Middle Grade Writing Contest
We’ve put together some really awesome prize packs featuring middle grade lit for this month’s writing contest. And we gave you two options:
OPTION A: Try your hand at writing middle grade. Write a short story or part of a novel, and submit a 250-500 word excerpt. Remember, Middle Grade fiction is generally targeted towards readers ages 8-12, so consider your audience when writing.
OPTION B: If you don’t feel up to creative writing, then tell us in 150-300 words about your favorite middle grade book or series from your childhood. What still stands out to you now? What books do you remember adoring when you were 8-12?
See complete rules & details here! The contest ends tomorrow, March 31st, at midnight (PT).
Blogging About Middle Grade Lit
We featured blog posts about MG this month from both the Novel Novice staff, and guest posts from MG authors:
- The Magic of Middle Grade Books
- Middle Grade Nostalgia: Classic MG Reads
- Guest Blog from author Lisa Schroeder: Middle Grade Musings
- Guest Blog from Scary School author Derek the Ghost
- Middle Grade Recommended Reads Part 1
- Middle Grade Recommended Reads Part 2
- Guest Blog from On the Bright Side author S.R. Johannes: The Challenge of Writing for Tweens
- 10-year-old Olivia shares what she loves about middle grade books
Middle Grade Author Interviews
- Exclusive Q&A with Neversink author Barry Wolverton
- Exclusive Q&A with Sleuth or Dare author Kim Harrington
- Exclusive Q&A The Unwanteds author Lisa McMann
- Exclusive Q&A with The Billionaire’s Curse author Richard Newsome
- Exclusive Q&A with Peter Nimble & His Fantastic Eyes author Jonathan Auxier
- Exclusive Q&A with Vanishing Acts authors Phil Margolin & Ami Margolin Rome
Middle Grade Book Reviews
- Middle Grade Review: Wildwood by Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis
- Middle Grade Review: The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
- Middle Grade Classic: The Stolen Lake by Joan Aiken
- Middle Grade Review: Peter Nimble & His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
- Middle Grade Review: The Book of Elsewhere by Jacqueline West
For the Comments: Tell us about YOUR favorite Middle Grade books!