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Lisa Bunker author
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JOY, TO THE WORLD by Lisa Bunker and Kai Shappley

I met Lisa Bunker at a local author event, and as soon as I heard about her books, I knew I had to feature them. She has three books coming out this year, and the first, JOY, TO THE WORLD, co-written by trans activist Kai Shappley, is set to…
Anne Bustard author
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FAR OUT! by Anne Bustard

I love middle grade books with humor, heart and shenanigans, and I fell in love with the premise of FAR OUT! by Anne Bustard. The book's anticipated release date is April 18, 2023. It’s 1964, the Space Race is well underway, and eleven-year-old…
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THREE TIMES LUCKY and ISLAND OF SPIES by Sheila Turnage

I happened upon the blurb for THREE TIMES LUCKY and I was immediately intrigued. It was also a Newbery Honor winner, and I love that this book takes place in North Carolina, where I lived briefly (in the Piedmont area) while I was getting my…
Megan Reyes author
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HEROES OF HAVENSONG: DRAGONBOY by Megan Reyes

  I started reading this book after I purchased it at Megan Reyes' debut launch and I immediately fell in love with it. Not only is the worldbuilding spectacular, the plot weaves together in such a seamless way that I was completely…
Misa Sugiura
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MOMO ARASHIMA STEALS THE SWORD OF THE WIND by Misa Sugiura

I've featured Misa Sugiura's YA titles It's Not Like It's A Secret and Love & Other Disasters. I'm so excited by the premise of her first middle grade fantasy, MOMO ARASHIMA STEALS THE SWORD OF THE WIND, that I can't wait until it comes…
Beth McMullen
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SECRET OF THE STORM: LAND OF DRAGONS by Beth McMullen

  I've been lucky to feature the previous book in Beth McMullen's Secret of the Storm series as well as her Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter and Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls books. The newest Secret of the Storm installment, LAND OF…
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CAMP QUILTBAG by Nicole Melleby and A.J. Sass

I was ecstatic to feature A.J. Sass's middle grade books Ana on the Edge and Ellen Outside the Lines, as well as Nicole Melleby's How to Become a Planet. When I found out that the upcoming MG novel Camp QUILTBAG was penned by them both, I couldn't…
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OUT OF RANGE by Heidi Lang

Heidi Lang's newest contemporary Middle Grade novel, OUT OF RANGE is a survival story that explores the complexities of sibling relationships. I've featured some of her other books here, including the ones she cowrote with Kati Bartkowski here.   Sisters…
Lisa Moore Ramee
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MAPMAKER by Lisa Moore Ramee

I'm a sucker for middle grade fantasy, so when I saw the premise for MAPMAKER by Lisa Moore Ramee, I hit her up for an interview:       Walt is a Mapmaker, one of just a few in the universe who can draw maps that…
Jennifer Gennari
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MUFFLED by Jennifer Gennari

I was absolutely floored by the premise of MUFFLED by Jennifer Gennari. I was especially struck by the theme of noise, and the importance of finding the silent spaces in between it. Have a look:   Amelia does not like noise. In fifth…