Category: Middle Grade Features

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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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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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