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Middle Grade Fiction

Lovers of pre-teen fiction welcome! Share your book reviews, author giveaways, and blogs. Or if you're an author like me, tell us about your middle grade novel.

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Why I Created this Group

When the first Harry Potter came out, children's literature wasn't a big money maker. So no one really cared much what you called the genre and how wide-ranging it was. Things have taken a wild turn since.

Inspired by the Harry Potter series, I wrote a high concept fantasy that starts in the same age group as Harry was way back in book 1. But, like Harry Potter, my novel isn't exactly YA and it isn't young children's fiction either.

So for that in-between reader group, here's a place to share your passion! I hope you'll join me with your favorite middle grade stories.

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'The Princess, the Witch Queen & the Sorcerer' is free from 27th Feb to 3rd March

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Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on Saturday

The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble: Wishing Gets You Nothing

Like tween and YA fairy tales? I love them as a change of pace. Find out if you should read The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble at http://popcornreads.com/?p=8232.

Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on February 26, 2015 at 1:48pm

Giveaway for Dragons at Crumbling Castle: and Other Tales by Terry Pratchett

Know a young reader who loves fantasy and adventure with a sense of humor? Enter to win Terry Pratchett’s Dragons at Crumbling Castle: and other Tales at http://popcornreads.com/?p=8172. Hint: You’ll get a kick out of it too!


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Comment by Princila Murrell on February 2, 2015 at 12:54pm

Love multicultural stories? You'll probably love to read Courtney's experience in Saudi Arabia, a fascinating middle grade novel that has stayed in Amazon's top 100 "Prejudice & Racism" for three consecutive weeks. Read the blurb, an excerpt and reviews here: http://www.freado.com/book/19700/girl-of-the-book#GoodReads

Comment by Gueh Yanting, Claudine on January 30, 2015 at 1:42am


This week, I'm featuring a cozy wintry read about an awkwardly tall 12-year-old moving to her father's childhood town and picking up her life from there. She meets new friends and foes, and together they solve a mystery  which started off from her family bookstore.

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http://www.carryusoffbooks.com/blog/middle-grade-feature-absolutely...


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Comment by Jessica Haight on January 24, 2015 at 1:13pm

The DMS was lucky enough to interview Kevin Sherry. Lizzy reviewed his book The Yeti Files: Meet the Bigfeet, and it was great to share our thoughts about it and hear yours! We're excited to learn a little more about his story.  Enter to win a signed hardcover copy of the book. Open internationally and ends Feb. 15th


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Comment by Jessica Haight on January 9, 2015 at 10:33pm

The DMS was lucky enough to interview Nora Raleigh Baskin.  We recently reviewed her book Anything But Typical.  We are excited to learn a little bit more about the story behind the story. Stop by to read the interview and to enter the GIVEAWAY to win a signed copy of Anything But Typical (open to US and International).  Ends January 25th.

Comment by Gueh Yanting, Claudine on January 9, 2015 at 2:53am

I have a guest this week! Middle-grade author, Stephanie Faris, drops by to celebrate her latest release and to talk about tween reads in the 80s. 
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25 Roses for Everyone
http://www.carryusoffbooks.com/blog/25-roses-for-everyone

Comment by Gueh Yanting, Claudine on December 11, 2014 at 10:08pm

This week, I'm featuring a middle-grade novel about foster parenting and a boy who taps instead of talks.

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The Boy on the Porch

http://www.carryusoffbooks.com/blog/the-boy-on-the-porch


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Comment by Jessica Haight on December 6, 2014 at 1:52pm

The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow hits bookstores everywhere in December 2015 (next year), and it's been quite an adventure! We could never have imagined the twists and turns on the journey to publication. Today we reveal the cover on our blog! Stop by to check it out!

 

As a thank you to our fabulous readers, we're hosting a giveaway for a first edition signed hardcover copy of The Secret Files of Fairday MorrowFill out the rafflecopter form, and enter to win this exciting new middle grade book when it's released! 

Comment by Gueh Yanting, Claudine on November 24, 2014 at 1:24am

Hi everyone, it's great joining this group. I'm a picture book and MG writer and am running an ebook giveaway till Christmas. (5 winners total. Quite a selection of picture ebooks, MG novels and few YA and Adult ebooks to pick from.)

If you see a title you'd like as a gift, come enter the giveaway!

http://www.carryusoffbooks.com/blog/christmas-giveaway-5-winners-total

Cheers,
Claudine

 
 
 

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