“The plotting is altogether laudable, the setting beautifully realized, and the characters highly empathetic. Especially good is the voice Avi has conjured for Oliver, just antique enough to evoke eighteenth-century diction and syntax. One thing is certain: it may be the end of the world, but there is no end to the pleasure Avi’s latest … More Middle Grade Spotlight: The End of the World and Beyond by Newbery award-winning author, Avi
Title: FAIRY IN WAITING (Fairy Mom and Me #2) Author: Sophie Kinsella Pub. Date: January 29, 2019 Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Fans of Sophie Kinsella’s sparkling humor and the first book in the illustrated duology will love these next adventures featuring their favorite mother-daughter fairy team. Ella Brook is used to being a fairy in … More Middle Grade Spotlight: Fairy in Waiting by Sophie Kinsella with a GIVEAWAY!
About the Book: Title: SECRETS OF TOPSEA, BOOK 2: THE EXTREMELY HIGH TIDE! Author: Kir Fox & M Shelley Coats Pub. Date: January 8, 2019 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Talise knows more about the ocean than any kid in Topsea. Any adult, too. As the best-and only-bathymetrist in Topsea, Talise is able to predict important things about the sea, like the … More MG Spotlight and Giveaway: Secrets of Topsea, Book 2: The Extremely High Tide!
WORDS WE DON’T SAY Author: K.J. Reilly Pub. Date: October 2, 2018 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Formats: Hardcover, eBook Joel Higgins has 901 unsent text messages saved on his phone. Ever since the thing that happened, there are certain people he hasn’t been able to talk to in person. Sure, he shows up at school, does his mandatory volunteer hours at … More YA Spotlight: Words We Don’t Say by K.J. Reilly
Hi Melanie, congrats on your debut novel, THE PROPHET CALLS. The novel is getting rave reviews on Goodreads and I can’t wait to read it myself! Thank you so much! You’ve woven a story that’s both realistic and unique, with the premise having to do with a polygamous family. How did you go about researching … More Q & A with debut middle grade author Melanie Sumrow plus a giveaway!
Hi Rae! Thank you for stopping by For the Love of KidLit to chat about your YA novel, Successor, and to chat about the creative process 🙂 Thanks for having me! Since this is your debut as an author, I have to ask, how long did it take you to write/revise Successor? Was it … More Q & A with YA author Rae Miles – plus a giveaway!
Title: BEATRICE ZINKER UPSIDE DOWN THINKER INCOGNITO Author: Shelley Johannes Pub. Date: September 18, 2018 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobook Pages: 224 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD About the book: In book two of the Beatrice Zinker series, Operation Upside is finally in full swing! But when Beatrice’s over-enthusiasm lands Mrs. Tamarack with a Strictest Certificate, the team has to … More Middle Grade Spotlight: Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker Incognito (plus a giveaway!)
After Always by Barbara J. Hancock Genre: YA Mystery & Suspense Release Date: October 1st 2018 Entangled Teen About the Novel: Lydia’s life felt like it ended when Tristan died. Sure, they had their problems and he could be a little…intense at times. But he’d promised to love her forever… When her parents propose a … More YA Spotlight: After Always by Barbara J. Hancock with a giveaway!
Operation Rescue Dog by Maria Gianferrari, illustrated by Luisa Uribe About the book: This sweet story about a girl named Alma and a stray dog named Lulu shows how a girl and a dog can rescue each other. Lulu sleeps under the moon, drinking from mud puddles and is covered in ticks until she is rescued. She … More PB Spotlight: Operation Rescue Dog by Maria Gianferrari with a giveaway!
Hi Jennifer! Thank you for stopping by For the Love of KidLit to chat with me about THE THIRD MUSHROOM, the much anticipated sequel to The Fourteenth Goldfish. This sequel picks up with the same characters on a new adventure. What draws you in to writing about the perils of middle school? Perils, indeed! It’s … More Q & A with author Jennifer L. Holm plus a giveaway!