middle grade fiction
Guts Review: 6 Ways Raina Telgemeier’s New Book Shows Real Guts

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Guts Review: 6 Ways Raina Telgemeier’s New Book Shows Real Guts

It takes real guts to survive tweendom, and bestselling author and illustrator Raina Telgemeier definitely had what it takes to make it through that...
The Mysterious Benedict Society is Back in The Riddle of Ages!  An Interview With Trenton Lee Stewart

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The Mysterious Benedict Society is Back in The Riddle of Ages! An Interview With Trenton Lee Stewart

Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance, the four kids of The Mysterious Benedict Society, won the hearts of readers young and old when they burst onto the...
A Stolen Dragon, A Haunted Cabin, and a Three-Headed Cat: 9 Exciting Middle Grade Fantasy Adventures

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A Stolen Dragon, A Haunted Cabin, and a Three-Headed Cat: 9 Exciting Middle Grade Fantasy Adventures

There’s nothing like a little adventure to take you away from it all. Fantasy offers some of the most inspiring and heartwarming adventures out there, so...
5 Wonderful Middle Grade Novels Set On, Under, or Beside the Sea: A Guest Post from Malamander Author Thomas Taylor

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5 Wonderful Middle Grade Novels Set On, Under, or Beside the Sea: A Guest Post from Malamander Author Thomas Taylor

Young readers will be enchanted by this wonderfully strange story, featuring two orphans on a madcap adventure, an old seaside hotel with mysterious...
The Fire Keeper, the Newest Book From Rick Riordan Presents, Takes Readers on a Wild Ride Through Mayan Mythology

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The Fire Keeper, the Newest Book From Rick Riordan Presents, Takes Readers on a Wild Ride Through Mayan Mythology

Return to the world of the Mayan gods in the newest book from Rick Riordan Presents! The Fire Keeper (the second book in the Storm Runner series), by J.C....
We Remember: Eight Children’s Books About September 11th

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We Remember: Eight Children’s Books About September 11th

Most of us remember the morning of September 11, 2001. Where we were; what we were doing; who we called. But as the 18th anniversary approaches, we find...
Guest Post: Emma Steinkellner, Author of The Okay Witch, Shares Some of Her Favorite Kidlit Witches

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Guest Post: Emma Steinkellner, Author of The Okay Witch, Shares Some of Her Favorite Kidlit Witches

Witches mean many different things to many different people. Sometimes they represent the terrifying threat of limitless power, sometimes they show us the...
5 Reasons We Can’t Wait For the 4th Book in Riordan’s Trials of Apollo Series, The Tyrant’s Tomb!

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5 Reasons We Can’t Wait For the 4th Book in Riordan’s Trials of Apollo Series, The Tyrant’s Tomb!

Calling all Trials of Apollo fans! Book four in Rick Riordan’s best selling series is coming—on September 24th readers will get to dive back into...
My Life of Literary Cosplay: A Guest Post from All the Impossible Things Author Lindsay Lackey

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My Life of Literary Cosplay: A Guest Post from All the Impossible Things Author Lindsay Lackey

Author Lindsay Lackey’s All the Impossible Things is a beautiful, tender story of family—both the ones we’re born into, and the ones we...
September’s Best New Books for Young Readers

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September’s Best New Books for Young Readers

School is back in full swing, the scent of pumpkin spice is in the air, and fresh apples are ripe for the picking—as is a new crop of books for young...
Puppy Love: 5 New and Upcoming Books For Dog Fans

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Puppy Love: 5 New and Upcoming Books For Dog Fans

Who doesn’t love a good dog? Man’s best friend earned their nicknames for a reason. With boopable snoots and happy little bean paws, dogs are adorable...
6 Heartbreaking Summer Reads for Older Middle Graders

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6 Heartbreaking Summer Reads for Older Middle Graders

I’m a big crier. Movies, books, and even TV commercials can bring on the tears. Catch me during a milestone for one of my daughters—say, a school...

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