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THE TENTH MISTAKE OF HANK HOOPERMAN by Gennifer Choldenko

I have been an avid fan of Gennifer Choldenko and her books for quite some time, and was honored to feature Dogtown (co-written with Katherine Applegate), Orphan Eleven, and Chasing Secrets. Her newest middle grade book, THE TENTH MISTAKE OF…
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HART & SOULS by Lisa Schmid

I've featured Lisa Schmid before, with her middle grade mystery Ollie Oxley and the Ghost. When I heard the premise of her newest book, HART & SOULS, it pretty much blew me out of the water. The book has an expected release of July 23, 2024…
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MURRAY OUT OF WATER by Taylor Tracy

It's been awhile since I've read a novel in verse, but MURRAY OUT OF WATER by Taylor Tracy has knocked me "out of water" with its deft use of imagery and poignant words that hold so much weight with their beauty. This book came out on May 21,…
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THE TRUTH ABOUT TRIANGLES by Michael Leali

I first met Michael Leali at a recent local author event, and I was thrilled to learn about his books. His middle grade novel THE TRUTH ABOUT TRIANGLES comes out today, May 21, 2024.   Twelve-year-old Luca Salvatore is always running…
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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…