middle grade fiction
6 Baby-Sitters Club–Inspired Halloween Costumes for Couples

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6 Baby-Sitters Club–Inspired Halloween Costumes for Couples

As everyone who filled out the Baby-Sitters Fan Club application in the back of Claudia and the Sad Goodbye back in 1989 (and promptly forgot to ask their...
Theresa Howell, Coauthor of Leading the Way: Women in Power, Shares 5 Books About Powerful Women and Girls

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Theresa Howell, Coauthor of Leading the Way: Women in Power, Shares 5 Books About Powerful Women and Girls

Written by Senator Janet Howell and her daughter-in-law, author Theresa Howell, Leading the Way: Women in Power is filled with the inspiring stories of...
From Slightly Spooky to Downright Frightening: 8 Haunting New Middle Grade Ghost Stories

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From Slightly Spooky to Downright Frightening: 8 Haunting New Middle Grade Ghost Stories

October’s the best month to curl up with a spooky story, and so here are some of our absolute favorite middle grade ghost stories of 2019! Some are...
Actress Raegan Revord Shares 9 Books That Have Changed Her Worldview

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Actress Raegan Revord Shares 9 Books That Have Changed Her Worldview

Voracious reader Raegan Revord, 11, is an actress on the CBS comedy Young Sheldon, and the founder of the book club Reading with Raegan. Raegan shared some...
Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever: 5 Things We Love About Dork Diaries

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Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever: 5 Things We Love About Dork Diaries

Whether you’re a self-proclaimed dork or cute, cool, and, popular (a.k.a. a CCP), middle school offers plenty of tricky terrain to tackle. Just ask Nikki...
Pumpkins, Candy, and Monsters! 11 Chapter Books (and Beyond!) Perfect for Halloween

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Pumpkins, Candy, and Monsters! 11 Chapter Books (and Beyond!) Perfect for Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching, which means apple picking, pumpkin carving, candy eating, and costume wearing. But most importantly? It means snuggling...
5 Books for Fans of the I Survived Series

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5 Books for Fans of the I Survived Series

Kids love realistic (well, mostly) stories about survival against all odds. It’s what makes Hatchet so wildly popular—and it’s what makes the vast I...
The Search for Home: A Guest Post from The Dragon Warrior Author Katie Zhao

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The Search for Home: A Guest Post from The Dragon Warrior Author Katie Zhao

What is Home? Home. A four-letter word that can carry many different meanings. When I was younger, I thought of “home” in its most literal sense, as...
8 Stupendous Books for Superhero Fans of All Ages

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8 Stupendous Books for Superhero Fans of All Ages

Whether it’s Captain Awesome, Captain Underpants, or Captain America, kids love superhero adventures fraught with bad guys, good guys, and, of course,...
15 Gripping Dystopian Novels for Young Readers

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15 Gripping Dystopian Novels for Young Readers

Dystopian science fiction and fantasy appeals to many kids in middle school (possibly not a coincidence), but though kids that age might be drawn to the...
5 New Middle-Grade Novels for Animal Lovers

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5 New Middle-Grade Novels for Animal Lovers

Nearly everyone’s kid goes through a phase of pretending to be an animal 24/7. If you haven’t gotten to that point with your own children yet and you...
Cover Reveal and Excerpt: Aaron Reynold’s New Middle Grade Novel, The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter

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Cover Reveal and Excerpt: Aaron Reynold’s New Middle Grade Novel, The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter

Aaron Reynolds, the author of the brilliantly spooky and funny Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear has a new middle grade novel coming in spring...

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