MG Book Review: MOO by Sharon Creech

During a recent trip to the bookstore, I perused the young reader shelves, looking for something different. The cover of Sharon Creech's MOO: A Novel stopped me in my tracks. There was a beauty in its simplicity and I had to pick it up. I read the jacket cover and immediately knew this was the book I needed. In the time where the news has been filled with war, politics, and conflict, MOO provides a quiet [...]

By |2016-11-29T13:18:01-05:00November 28th, 2016|Book Review|0 Comments

The Writer’s Block: An Interview with Kami Kinard

Kami Kinard’s The Boy Project: Notes and Observations of Kara McAllister was re-released in paperback in July 2016. Middle Grade Mafia is excited to talk to Kami about her publishing experience and learn more about Kara McAllister’s quest for a boyfriend.  Kami is graciously offering to give away a free copy of The Boy Project. Stay tuned to Middle Grade Mafia for contest details. Middle Grade Mafia: It’s been four years since we first saw The Boy Project. [...]

By |2016-10-30T18:27:52-04:00October 10th, 2016|Author Interview|10 Comments

MG Book Launch: The Changlings by Christina Soontornvat

Happy belated book birthday to Christina Soontornvat's debut MG novel. THE CHANGLINGS. About the book: All Izzy wants is for something interesting to happen in her sleepy little town. But her wish becomes all too real when an enchanting song floats through the woods and lures her little sister Hen into the forest…where she vanishes. A frantic search leads to a strange hole in the ground that Izzy enters. But on the other side she [...]

By |2016-11-01T14:08:50-04:00September 8th, 2016|Book Launch|0 Comments

MG Book Review: The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee by Erin Petti

Thelma Bee is not the kind of girl to jump to wild conclusions. She’s logical, loves science and runs experiments to prove things. So what is she to do when she runs into some ghosts? Strange things happen when a woman sells her father a jewelry box. Thelma’s careful examination reveals that there’s something trapped in it! It’s talking to her! It might trap her too! Is it a ghost? It’s her father who gets [...]

By |2016-08-02T10:31:52-04:00August 4th, 2016|Book Review|0 Comments

MG Book Launch: Who the Heck Is Harvey Stingle? by Whitney Dineen

Wilhelmina Snodgrass has it all, a new school, a sworn enemy and adventures galore! In Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory, Willy Snodgrass not only moved to a new town, but learned her family’s relocation was orchestrated by three ghosts that are related to her. Her Mission: to help her great aunt Georgie reopen the once famous Willamette Wig Factory. In Who the Heck is Harvey Stingle?, Willy and her best friend Tomasina Andretti, are [...]

By |2016-06-10T12:55:58-04:00June 10th, 2016|Book Launch|1 Comment
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