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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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…Continue

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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.


The Boy on the Porch

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!


Comment by Bonnie Ferrante on October 13, 2014 at 2:31pm

Check out my blog, Bonnie Ferrante – Books for Children, where I post reviews of children's picture books and the ocassional MG and YA, discuss writing for children, and give tips on reading to/with children.

Comment by Jessica Haight on July 10, 2014 at 10:45pm

As a thank you to our readers, Fairday’s Blog is hosting an exciting Gary Paulsen book giveaway. We appreciate reading your comments, and we're looking forward to an exciting year! Click here for your chance to win 6 booksby this wonderful author.  Giveaway is open international and ends August 31st! Good luck! 

Comment by Ginger Lee Malacko on July 3, 2014 at 12:29pm

Join the first ever annual MG Book Bomb! It's a middle grade book drop and it's basically free and easy marketing for your book. On July 19th participating authors will leave a copy of their book in a public place for some lucky reader to stumble upon. You can take a photo of your book in its hidden location and tweet it, instagram it, facebook it for all your fans. I've got printable book tags and code for a clickable button for all participating authors on my website. Just click on the link. Hope you can join in the fun!

Comment by Ginger Lee Malacko on May 19, 2014 at 1:05pm

Hey all. I'm happy to be here...and I'll be even happier once I figure this ning thing out. Technology = proverbial thorn in side. My first middle grade novel became available in print this weekend and I'm super excited and super nervous about marketing. Hooray for self publishing? Would welcome your advice and tips. Anyway, here is my baby. 

To find out more, you can visit my website

Thanks! I look forward to getting to know you.

Comment by Isabel Chloe on May 2, 2014 at 7:19am

Besides Naturalization

by Isabel Chloe

Middle Grade/ Science Fiction


Starting in the twenty-third century, the human race began to immigrate to other planets for the available land. Lily Taylor, among the second generation of immigrants, was going to celebrate her tenth birthday with her family. Her cousins Andrea, Daniel, and Paul were also second-generation immigrants on Hynocripta. Even with all the future technologies making their lives enjoyable, not only their parents, but also they needed to find themselves and their places in this new land.

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Comment by Jessica Haight on April 26, 2014 at 6:33pm

The DMS was lucky enough to interview Cynthia Lord. Lizzy recently reviewed her book Rules. We are excited to learn a little bit more about her story and we have a GIVEAWAY of Rules- which ends May 11th.  Stop by for a chance to win and to learn more about this fascinating author.

Comment by Jessica Haight on April 14, 2014 at 10:42pm

The DMS was lucky enough to interview Gueh Yanting, Claudine. Fairday reviewed her book Little Orchid's Sea Monster Trouble, and we are excited to learn more about this story.  Stop by the interview to find out more and enter the giveaway for an e-copy of Little Orchid’s Sea Monster Trouble. Giveaway is open internationally and ends May 4th!


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