Category: Middle Grade Features

Blog Tour Contest & Educator Guide for The Treacherous Seas

Blog Tour Contest & Educator Guide for The Treacherous Seas

I’m delighted today to be hosting a stop on the official blog tour for A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem #2: The Treacherous Seas by Christopher Healy. I love Chris’s books, and the first book in this series, A Dastardly Plot, was simply delightful! Book 2 is in stores now, but we’ve got your […]

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Kim Harrington: Revenge of the Red Club Release Day Q&A

Kim Harrington: Revenge of the Red Club Release Day Q&A

I’m helping celebrate the release day of Revenge of the Red Club by Kim Harrington today with an author Q&A, talking about this important and timely new middle grade book. I absolutely love the concept of this book! What first sparked the idea for it? I started writing the book in late November 2016, so…yeah. […]

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Halloween Reads: Middle Grade

Halloween Reads: Middle Grade

It’s the spookiest season of all, so today and tomorrow I’ve got some fun Halloween reading recommendations for you. Today, it’s all about middle grade titles, and tomorrow I’ll have some YA recommendations. Ghostlight by Sonia Gensler Avery is looking forward to another summer at Grandma’s farm, at least until her brother says he’s too […]

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The Fire Keeper: Mythology in Middle Grade Giveaway

The Fire Keeper: Mythology in Middle Grade Giveaway

Today, I’m delighted to be teaming up with Rick Riordan Presents & Disney Books to celebrate the release of The Fire Keeper by J.C. Cervantes, the second book in The Storm Runner series. We’re also celebrating diversity in middle grade literature, and the growing library of books from Rick Riordan Presents that are inspired by […]

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Julia DeVillers: “Meet the Ultra Squad!”

Julia DeVillers: “Meet the Ultra Squad!”

Talk about squad goals! Today, author Julia DeVillers stops by to introduce the delightful characters of her middle grade graphic novel series, featuring a cast of kick-ass girls who help save the galaxy! Tweens are often underestimated—they’re still coming into their own physically and socially, so at times they get overlooked and not taken seriously. […]

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Bat & the End of Everything by Elana K. Arnold: Blog Tour + Educator’s Guide

Bat & the End of Everything by Elana K. Arnold: Blog Tour + Educator’s Guide

The charming Bat series by Elana K. Arnold comes to a conclusion in Bat & the End of Everything, which sees Bat having to face several goodbyes, not the least of which is Thor, the baby skunk he’s been helping care for. Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat) has been the caretaker for Thor, the best […]

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Erik DeLeo: “5 Things That Happened While Creating an Awesome Middle Grade Book Cover”

Erik DeLeo: “5 Things That Happened While Creating an Awesome Middle Grade Book Cover”

A charming new middle grade book is available today, and to celebrate, author Erik DeLeo has stopped by with a guest post about the making of the ADORABLE cover for The Squirrel Squire. One of the things that’s different about self-publishing compared to traditional publishing is that the author is in charge of all aspects […]

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Lauren Wohl: “Extravaganza at the Plaza” Guest Post

Lauren Wohl: “Extravaganza at the Plaza” Guest Post

Today, author Lauren Wohl stops by with a guest post about her newest illustrated chapter book for young readers, Extravaganza at the Plaza. The first inkling for the books came from stories I had read about children who were giving back to their communities: kids who made hats for newborns out of old brassieres (no kidding!); who knit, worked with wood or clay to create gifts for people less fortunate than they; who organized cookie sales and craft fairs with proceeds going to raise money to care for people who were ill.  There were […]

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