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JUST SHY OF ORDINARY by A.J. Sass

I've read and liked a lot of A.J. Sass's books, and have been lucky to feature Ana on the Edge, Ellen Outside the Lines, and Camp Quiltbag, which he cowrote with Nicole Melleby.  His newest middle grade novel, JUST SHY OF ORDINARY, debuted…
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THE PAINTER'S BUTTERFLY by Rebecca Weber

I'm so excited to feature one of my fellow Artemesia Publihsing/Kinkajou Press middle grade authors, Rebecca Weber! Rebecca has a great writing voice and THE PAINTER'S BUTTERFLY has a wonderful premise:   What if art could come alive…
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THE MYSTERY OF LOCKED ROOMS by Lindsay Currie

I fell in love with the cover of THE MYSTERY OF LOCKED ROOMS by Lindsay Currie, and I'm excited to read the book when it debuts tomorrow, April 2, 2024!   Crack the codes. Find the treasure. Escape the house. From the acclaimed author…
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The Drew Leclair Series by Katryn Bury

I met Katryn Bury at a recent author event and as soon as I learned of her Drew Leclair detective series, I knew I had to feature it. I mean, who doesn't love a good middle grade mystery?   In this modern take on Harriet the Spy ,…
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YOU OWE ME ONE, UNIVERSE by Chad Lucas

Back in 2021, I featured the first book in this middle grade series,  Thanks a Lot, Universe, and when learned about the sequel, YOU OWE ME ONE, UNIVERSE, which came out in 2023, I reached out to Chad Lucas for a follow-up interview. His next…
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MOMO ARASHIMA BREAKS THE MIRROR OF THE SUN by Misa Sugiura

Last year, when I featured the first in this series, Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind, I was already looking forward to the sequel. I'm excited to report that MOMO ARASHIMA BREAKS THE MIRROR OF THE SUN has an expected publication date…
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THE COLOR OF SOUND by Emily Barth Isler

I first heard about THE COLOR OF SOUND when I featured Emily Barth Isler's previous middle grade book, Aftermath, and I was so intrigued by the premise I couldn't wait to feature THE COLOR OF SOUND well before its expected publication date of…
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SIR CALLIE AND THE DRAGON'S ROOST by Esme Symes Smith

I was delighted to feature the first book in this series, Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston, earlier this year. I'm excited to report that its sequel, SIR CALLIE AND THE DRAGON'S ROOST, came out yesterday, November 7, 2023.   Thanks…
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HIDDEN TRUTHS by Elly Swartz

Elly Swartz is definitely a Middle Grade author to watch. I featured her book Dear Student, and she has published other novels as well. Her upcoming book, HIDDEN TRUTHS (10.31.23) has received starred reviews from School Library Journal and…
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THE RAVEN THRONE by Stephanie Burgis

I'm always delighted by Stephanie Burgis's writing as well as her engaging characters and whimsical world-building. When I featured the first book in this series, The Raven Heir, Stephanie mentioned she was penning a sequel, THE RAVEN THRONE.…