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The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods by Samuel J. Halpin

 For readers who love Neil Gaiman's Coraline and mysteries comes a spooky new read just in time for Halloween. Part modern fairy tale, part mystery, all spooky, The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods keeps readers guessing until the very last page. Something odd is going on in the town of Suds. Children are fading to gray and disappearing. When Poppy’s mother dies, she goes to stay with her Gran [...]

By |2020-10-18T11:28:47-04:00October 20th, 2020|Book Review|0 Comments

Bubba and Squirt’s Mayan Adventure by Sherry Ellis

In Bubba and Squirt’s Big Dig to China, Bubba and his big sister Squirt, fell through a hole near the old sycamore tree and landed in Xian, China surrounded by Terracotta Warriors. After they come back from China, Bubba has a dream that his Great- Great-Grandpa Jacob, a magician, told him to go through the vortex again. Squirt doesn’t like this idea at all. She worries they might not be able to figure out how [...]

By |2020-10-15T11:45:16-04:00October 15th, 2020|Mo Reading|0 Comments

Happy Book Birthday: Who Gives a Poop? by Heather L. Montgomery

  Happy Book Birthday to Heather L. Montgomery with her new MG Nonfiction Who Gives a Poop? Surprising Science From One End to the Other. As if her book about roadkill (Something Rotten) wasn’t gross enough, Heather Montgomery brings us a book about poop. And just like her roadkill book, this one is stuffed with science and scientists. She writes about Dr. Logan Kistler, an archaeologist that specializes in archaeogenomics and who, by studying mastodon [...]

By |2020-09-30T16:58:39-04:00October 13th, 2020|Book Launch|0 Comments

Mo Reading: The Secret Notebook by D. A. D’Aurelio

Middle Grade Mojo is proud to announce the release of the debut novel of Mojo member, Debbie D'Aurelio! We're super proud of her and we love this book! The first place 12-year-old Riley Green goes when she arrives at her school is to the STEM lab to show her favorite teacher her invention for the Invention Convention. But when her teacher opens the door to the classroom, Riley forgets all about her invention. The classroom [...]

By |2020-08-03T09:33:32-04:00August 3rd, 2020|Mo Reading|0 Comments

Quintessence by Jess Redman

Quintessence by Jess Redman Happy Book Birthday to Jess Redman’s Quintessence, a beautiful tale of hope that is equal parts fairy tale and STEM science. Alma suffers from panic attacks. Things have gotten so bad for her she feels like the spark that makes her herself is fading. Moving to the town of Four Points has only made things worse. She struggles to fit in. But then she meets [...]

By |2020-07-26T16:13:21-04:00July 28th, 2020|Book Launch, Book Review, Mo Reading|0 Comments

Dung for Dinner by Christine Virnig

Happy Book Birthday to Christine Virnig and her book Dung for Dinner. During World War II, the German soldiers stationed in North Africa were getting deathly sick with dysentery. They noticed that the local Bedouins seemed to get over it quickly. After careful observation, they learned that the Bedouins cured this debilitating intestinal infection—by eating warm, fresh camel poop. You will find this and countless other gross, disgusting, disturbing examples of how people have used poop [...]

By |2020-07-16T12:02:59-04:00July 21st, 2020|Mo Reading|0 Comments

An Interview with Author Christine Virnig

MGM is excited about a new humorous non-fiction book Dung for Dinner that is coming on July 21, 2020. We asked Christine Virnig about her inspiration for this tasteless topic and for her favorite poop jokes. Middle Grade Mojo: You’re a pediatric allergist (physician specializing in allergies and asthma in children). That seems like it would be a full-time career. What inspired you to become a children’s book author as well? Christine Virnig: I’ve actually [...]

By |2020-07-16T12:07:21-04:00July 16th, 2020|Author Interview, Mo Reading|0 Comments

Monsterstreet #4: Camp of No Return by J.H. Reynolds

Monsterstreet #4: Camp of No Return by J.H. Reynolds Welcome to the fourth installment of the series R.L. Stine calls “Fast, Funny and Frightening.” It’s the week after the Fourth of July but it feels more like Halloween. Harper is thrilled to be going to the prestigious Camp Moon Lake where she can leave her parents’ looming divorce behind. With its outdoor movie theater, water park and chocolate buffet [...]

By |2020-07-15T07:27:44-04:00July 15th, 2020|Book Review|0 Comments

The Stitchers (Fright Watch #1) by Lorien Lawrence

The Stitchers (Fright Watch #1)  by Lorien Lawrence Congratulations to Lorien Lawrence on her debut middle grade novel, The Stitchers (Fright Watch #1)  (August 18, 2020 from Abrams Kids/Amulet Books.) Puts the thrill back into chill. Why don’t Quinn and Mike’s neighbors ever age? Have they discovered a fountain of youth or is there something much more sinister going on? Creepy neighbors, funeral homes and a dangerous secret spell [...]

By |2020-06-09T09:36:49-04:00June 9th, 2020|Book Review, Mo Reading|0 Comments

Mo Happening: Super Puzzletastic Roundtable

On Friday, May 29th at 4:00 p.m. EDT, you can watch a Facebook live roundtable discussion hosted by Nora McFarland and Chris Grabenstein with guest authors Lauren Magaziner and Lamar Giles as they discuss Super Puzzletastic Mysteries: Short Stories for Young Sleuths from Mystery Writers of America. The authors will be discussing their methods for writing mysteries and what they enjoy about writing for middle grade readers. These twenty short mysteries are sure to test [...]

By |2020-05-26T14:04:00-04:00May 28th, 2020|Mo Happening|0 Comments