Category: Middle Grade Features

Amy Cesari: “How to Have a Bookish Halloween Party” + Lilac Skully Contest

Amy Cesari: “How to Have a Bookish Halloween Party” + Lilac Skully Contest

If you’re in the mood for something spooky, we’ve got you covered with today’s guest post from Lilac Skully series author Amy Cesari. This is a perfect middle grade series to curl up with in the last days before Halloween — and to really get you in the mood, Amy has a great post today […]

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The Sea of the Dead: Classroom Guide + Contest

The Sea of the Dead: Classroom Guide + Contest

With this week’s publication of The Sea of the Dead, Barry Wolverton’s Chronicles of the Black Tulip is now a complete series. So today we have the updated and complete classroom guide for all three books. Plus, a look back on some students’ reactions to the series and one last chance for you to win […]

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Barry Wolverton: “5 Things I Learned Writing The Chronicles of the Black Tulip” + Giveaway

Barry Wolverton: “5 Things I Learned Writing The Chronicles of the Black Tulip” + Giveaway

For today’s post, The Sea of the Dead author Barry Wolverton stops by to share the 5 things he learned while writing this series. Be sure to keep reading after Barry’s post for more about how you can win the first two books in The Chronicles of the Black Tulip. 5 Things I Learned Writing […]

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Gift The Chronicles of the Black Tulip + Giveaway

Top 5 Reasons You Should Gift The Chronicles of the Black Tulip + Giveaway

There’s nothing better than binge-reading a binge-worthy book series — and with this week’s publication of The Sea of the Dead, Barry Wolverton’s Chronicles of the Black Tulip is now available in its binge-able entirety. Now, I can recommend plenty of books to gift to 8-13 year old readers (and adults who enjoy great kid […]

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Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend: Wundrous Contest

Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend: Wundrous Contest

Today, we are teaming up with Little, Brown to celebrate the recent release of Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend – a magical new middle grade book which follows young Morrigan Crow’s trials to join the mysterious Wundrous Society. It’s filled with exciting adventures and unexpected twisty turns, and is the perfect […]

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All’s Faire in Middle School: Styled by Books + Blog Tour

All’s Faire in Middle School: Styled by Books + Blog Tour

Ren Faire style is the name of the game for today’s edition of Styled by Books — as part of the blog tour for All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson, a fantastic new middle grade graphic novel about one girl’s struggles to navigate public school for the first time and new responsibilities at […]

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