Sarah Jean Horwitz, author of Carmer and Grit: The Wingsnatchers, selected these ‘5 Middle Grade Books to Grow Up, Out, and Old With.’
Browsing: Neil Gaiman
Sophie Cleverly began writing Scarlet and Ivy in her second year at university, where she studied Creative Writing. She knew she had to finish telling the story, and when she heard that the university offered an MA in Writing For Young People she realized it was the perfect opportunity.
This month, the best selling young adult titles include books by super-talents Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell, Rainbow Rowell and Sarah Dessen.
Dan Scott was born in Surrey, England. Growing up, he became interested in ancient Rome and his love of historical fiction provided plenty of inspiration for the adventure stories he began to write as a child. Eventually, his characters and stories developed into the action-packed Gladiator School series.
Chu’s Day follows the day in the life of Chu the panda who happens to have a giant sneeze. His sneeze is so powerful it makes bad things happen.
Here are our picks for five kids books that we feel represent some of the best new kids stories. The titles listed here are the kinds of books that kids easily gravitate towards and definitely enjoy reading.
This month we’re featuring a decidedly fantastical themed list of popular kids stories perfect for ages 8-12. Star Wars fans will be stoked to read Jeffrey Brown’s Goodnight Darth Vader (an all ages funny read) and Tom Angleberger’s latest Origami Yoda book.
Cindy Cardona is the Tween Librarian at the South Brunswick Public Library, in South Brunswick, NJ. She spends most of her time trying to figure out how to incorporate food into her library programs, trying to make the Children’s Department a little more colorful, and fighting the good fight to convince people that audiobooks are real books too!
Wonderbook is a how-to resource that seeks to teach people how to write speculative fiction.
Take a look at our best selling middle grade book list!