3 Must-Read Middle Grade Books: July 2022

Join us in welcoming these 3 new exciting middle grade releases that are sure to spark imagination in middle grade readers. Race for the Escape by Christopher Edge (July 5, 2022) What Ami thinks is a game at her Birthday party at The Escape (the ultimate escape room) turns into a race to save the world when she and her friends are sent to an ancient Mayan tomb, a deserted shopping mall stalked by extinct [...]

By |2022-07-13T15:50:47-04:00July 5th, 2022|Book Review, Mo Reading|0 Comments

MG Mojo: Behind-the-Story with Dianne Salerni

We are excited to announce the release of Jadie in Five Dimensions by Dianne Salerni. Her latest middle grade novel is a multi-dimensional, sci-fi triumph! Dianne shared a behind-the-story look at the creation of her latest book. Behind the Geometry of JADIE IN FIVE DIMENSIONS In my newly released sci-fi adventure, Jadie Martin is a 13-year-old girl serving as an Agent for beings from the fourth dimension. These beings, called Seers, rescued Jadie when she was an [...]

By |2021-10-13T14:44:15-04:00October 14th, 2021|Author Interview, Book Launch|1 Comment

Happy Book Birthday: The Verdigris Pawn by Alysa Wishingrad

Happy book birthday to Alysa Wishingrad and her debut novel The Verdigris Pawn. Beau is the heir to the Land, and because of his importance, he is kept in his apartments to protect him from any danger including the deadly fever that has spread through the guards’ barracks. His only activities are horseback riding and studying The Histories to prepare him to be the next leader. Beau’s angry, demanding father, known as “Himself”, doesn’t bother [...]

By |2021-07-07T10:37:53-04:00July 13th, 2021|Book Launch, Mo Reading|0 Comments

MG Book Launch: Nightingale by Deva Fagan

Recently released, Nightingale by Deva Fagan, has launched with rave reviews! It's a middle grade fantasy with many layers, including a diverse group of friends, fighting for social equality, and being one's own hero in a way that is enlightening and inspiring. I asked Deva about her own writing adventure.   What was your favorite part about writing the book? One of the things I do often when building a fantasy world is to start with [...]

By |2021-06-21T10:37:01-04:00May 13th, 2021|Author Interview, Book Launch, Mo Reading|0 Comments

Happy Book Birthday: We Got Game by Aileen Weintraub

All athletes need dedication and persistence to succeed, but some women athletes had to overcome obstacles to get a chance to play before they could be successful. Such as Maria Toorpakai Wazier from Pakistan, who pretended to be a boy so she could play squash without the Taliban knowing. Other ground-breakers include: Diane Crump, the first woman jockey in the Kentucky Derby; Jen Welter, the first woman to play in a contact position in professional [...]

By |2021-04-21T10:48:46-04:00May 4th, 2021|Book Launch, Mo Reading|0 Comments

Eleanor, Alice and the Roosevelt Ghosts by Dianne Salerni

Happy book birthday to Dianne Salerni and her new supernatural middle-grade novel, Eleanor, Alice and the Roosevelt Ghosts! We asked Dianne about her latest novel. Middle Grade Mojo: I love the description of your middle-grade novel as putting “a supernatural spin on alternate history"? What inspired you to create this alternate universe for 13-year-old Eleanor Roosevelt? Dianne Salerni: The alternate universe came first. I had an idea for an alternate reality where ghosts were real and so [...]

By |2020-09-01T08:22:38-04:00September 1st, 2020|Author Interview, Book Launch|0 Comments

CUB by Cynthia L. Copeland

Hot off the press is a fun middle grade novel about a seventh-grade girl who finds her voice working as a cub reporter. A quasi-memoir by New York Times bestselling author, Cynthia L. Copeland, CUB is about her own experience in middle school navigating muddy social waters, friendships and pursuing her goal of becoming a real reporter. Although set in the 1970s, the content is very relavent to today's young girls and educates them about [...]

By |2020-04-22T12:37:23-04:00February 4th, 2020|Book Review, Mo Reading|0 Comments

Time Castaways The Obsidian Compass by Liesl Shurtliff

TIME CASTAWAYS: THE OBSIDIAN COMPASS (Time Castaways #2) About the Book  Mateo, Ruby, and Corey Hudson have lost their friend Jia to the villainous Captain Vincent’s clutches, and now they’re determined to bring her back to safety. But the Hudson kids don’t have a way to time-travel without the Obsidian Compass, until Mateo figures out the secret component to get his own homemade compass working. Soon the whole family—plus their wacky neighbor, Chuck, and his [...]

By |2020-04-22T12:46:36-04:00October 15th, 2019|Book Launch|0 Comments

Shadow School #1: Archimancy by J.A. White

Just in time for the Halloween season comes a ghostly new novel from J.A. White called Shadow School #1: Archimancy. It’s a wonderfully spooky book for middle grade readers that won't get them checking under their beds at night. Cordelia started a new school in an old house where no one is allowed in after dark. She soon realizes that ghosts are walking the halls and haunting the classrooms, but only her and a reluctant, new [...]

By |2020-04-22T12:46:22-04:00October 14th, 2019|Book Launch, Book Review, Mo Reading|0 Comments

Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj

Congratulations to Varsha Bajaj on the launch of her new book, Count Me In (Nancy Paulsen Book) which tackles topics like bullying, racism and prejudice. Karina is Indian American and has lived in America her entire life, yet she still gets targeted with prejudice comments from the school bully. Her long-time neighor Chris is a causasion boy who has never gotten to know Karina or her family. But, when Karina's grandfather comes to live with [...]

By |2020-04-22T12:47:10-04:00August 27th, 2019|Book Launch, Mo Reading|1 Comment
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