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THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE by Chad Lucas

Chad Lucas is definitely a middle grade author to watch. In THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE, he effortlessly weaves together the tale of two boys--Brian and Ezra--in a way that is both heartwarming and meaningful. This is a necessary addition for all…
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OVER THE WOODWARD WALL by A. Deborah Baker (a.k.a Seanan McGuire)

I've followed Seanan McGuire's books for a long time, including her October Daye series. When I heard about her new Middle Grade novel, OVER THE WOODWARD WALL, which she wrote as A. Deborah Baker, I contacted her for an updated interview:   Avery…
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THE THIEVING COLLECTORS OF FINE CHILDREN'S BOOKS by Adam Perry

As soon as the cover and premise of  THE THIEVING COLLECTORS OF FINE CHILDREN'S BOOKS caught my eye over Twitter, I had to feature it. This Middle Grade adventure would be a great addition to any library collection.   Oliver Nelson…
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THE VANISHED QUEEN by Lisbeth Campbell

I first heard about Lisbeth Campbell's THE VANISHED QUEEN from a critique partner, and the premise took my breath away. Have a look:     When a country is held in thrall to a vicious, despotic king, it’s up to one woman…
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THE BONE MAKER by Sarah Beth Durst

Sarah Beth Durst cranks out books at such a quick rate it blows my mind. I was lucky to feature her Queen of Renthia series and her Middle Grade book, The Girl Who Could Not Dream. Her newest novel, THE BONE MAKER, came out on March 9, 2021:   Twenty-five…
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LIFE IN THE BALANCE by Jen Petro-Roy

I last interviewed Jen Petro-Roy about her book P.S. I MISS YOU, a book that brilliantly demonstrated the benefits of authenticity. Her new Middle Grade novel, LIFE IN THE BALANCE, expands on this premise by also showing the importance of finding…
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THE OTHER MOTHERS, a Detective Jo Fournier book by M.M. Chouinard

In 2019, I was honored to feature M.M. Chouinard's Detective Jo Fouriner series. The first book, THE DANCING GIRLS, ended up becoming a USA Today Bestseller, and the fourth book, THE OTHER MOTHERS, came out on January 19:   When Jeanine…
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STARLA JEAN by Elana K. Arnold

Last year, I was thrilled to interview Elana K. Arnold about her breathtaking YA book, RED HOOD. Her first early reader series, STARLA JEAN, will hit shelves tomorrow! Have a look:     Introducing Starla Jean! She's…
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THE HEART OF MI FAMILIA by Carrie Lara

I last interviewed Carrie Lara about her book MARVELOUS MARAVILLOSO: ME AND MY BEAUTIFUL FAMILY and when I heard that THE HEART OF MI FAMILIA was set to be released on November 10, I knew another feature was in order! Have a look: ​ Follow…
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ANA ON THE EDGE by A.J. Sass

As soon as I heard about ANA ON THE EDGE by A.J. Sass, I couldn't wait to delve into it. It's a really engaging story, and it does a great job exploring the importance of being true to yourself:   Twelve-year-old Ana-Marie Jin, the…