Four Fantastic Middle-Grade Reads in One Awesome Sampler!

Four Fantastic Middle-Grade Reads in One Awesome Sampler!

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Overview

Download the first chapters of FOUR fantastic middle-grade books! This free chapter sampler includes excerpts from Moone Boy: The Blunder Years by Chris O'Dowd and Nick Murphy; From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot; Return to Augie Hobble by Lane Smith; and The Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman.Visit MacKids.com to find out more about these great new middle-grade reads!


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ISBN-13: 9781250084514
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 519,311
File size: 11 MB
Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Chris O'Dowd is best known for his roles in Bridesmaids, The IT Crowd, and the HBO show Family Tree. He is the creator and star of the Hulu show Moone Boy, which was inspired by his own childhood in a small town in Ireland. Nick Murphy is a writer and producer, best known for his work co-writing Moone Boy with Chris. He lives in Los Angeles with his family.

Meg Cabot is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series. She is the author of numerous books for adults and children, including five #1 New York Times bestsellers. Over 25 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide. Meg Cabot currently lives in Key West with her husband and cat.

Lane Smith is a four-time recipient of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book award and a two-time Caldecott Honor recipient, most recently for Grandpa Green. He is the author and illustrator of Abe Lincoln's Dream and It's a Book, which has been translated into over twenty languages, among many other books.

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds an MFA in creative writing and has worked for literary agencies, magazines, educational publishers, and as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader. Book Scavenger is her debut novel.


Chris O'Dowd is an award-winning actor and writer from the barmy town of Boyle in Ireland. Chris did some good acting in Bridesmaids, The IT Crowd, Gulliver's Travels and Of Mice and Men. We won't mention the films where he did bad acting. He has a dog called Potato and a cat who shouts at him for no reason. He studied at University College Dublin and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He graduated from neither. Chris created Moone Boy to get revenge on his sisters for putting make-up on him as a child. He co-wrote the Sky TV series and this book with his good friend Nick Murphy, who is a lot older than Chris.
Nick V. Murphy is a writer from Kilkenny, Ireland. (The V. in his name stands for Very.) He went to Trinity College Dublin to study English and History, but spent most of his time doing theater and running away from girls. This was where he bumped into Chris O'Dowd, who was out looking for pizza. After college, Nick focused on writing, which was the laziest career he could think of, as it could even be done while wearing pajamas. He wrote a few things for TV, then a movie called Hideaways, before co-writing a short film with Chris called Capturing Santa. The pajama-wearing pair developed this into the comedy series Moone Boy, which won an International Emmy for Best Comedy.
Meg Cabot is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of the beloved and critically acclaimed Princess Diaries series, which were made into wildly popular Disney movies of the same name. There have been over 25 million copies of Meg’s books for both adults and teens/tweens sold in 38 countries. Her last name rhymes with habit, as in “her books can be habit-forming.” She currently lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband and various cats.

Lane Smith has written and illustrated a bunch of stuff, including the Kate Greenaway Medalist There Is A Tribe of Kids, and A Perfect Day.

He is also the author of the middle-grade novel Return to Augie Hobble, as well as author and illustrator of Caldecott Honor book Grandpa Green and runaway New York Times bestseller It's a Book which has been translated into over twenty languages. His other works include the national bestsellers Madam President and John, Paul, George &Ben. His titles with Jon Scieszka have included the Caldecott Honor winner The Stinky Cheese Man; The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs; Math Curse; and Science Verse. Lane's other high profile titles include Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky; The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders; Big Plans by Bob Shea; and James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. In 1996, Lane served as Conceptual Designer on the Disney film version of James and the Giant Peach.

In 2012, the Eric Carle Museum named him a Carle Artist for "lifelong innovation in the field of children's picture books," and in 2014, he was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Society of Illustrators. He lives in rural Connecticut with the designer Molly Leach.


Jennifer Chambliss Bertman was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds an MFA in creative writing and has worked for literary agencies, magazines, educational publishers, and as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader. Book Scavenger is her debut novel.

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