Today Kristin Gray shares her process of finding the heart in her middle grade novel and its irresistible main character, Vilonia Beebe. Thank you, Beth, for having me on your blog. I’m delighted to be here. I adore stories with heart. Heart is more than sappy emotions or a feeling. It is enthusiasm, passion, resolve, … More Mining for Heart: Kristin Gray on Connecting to Characters
Next week, author Kristin Gray will share her thoughts on Mining for Heart. In the meantime, enjoy her fantastic debut middle grade novel. Title: Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge Written by: Kristin L. Gray Suitable for ages: 8-12 Simon & Schuster, 2017, fiction Themes/topics: pets, responsibility, family Opening: The day I was born I was four … More Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge
An illustrated journey … from the Big Bang to the present. … More Timeline, A Visual History of Our World
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Some Fridays, I share middle grade titles. Others, I share picture books. Today, I offer a special combo – a middle grade biography filled with pictures. Check it out! Title: Some Writer! The Story of E.B.White Written and Illustrated by: Melissa Sweet Hougton Miflin Harcourt, biography 2016, 176 pp. Suitable for ages: 7-10 Lexile: 1030 … More Some Writer!
Just released! Middle grade monster mayhem! Title: From the Grave Written by: Cynthia Reeg Release date October 18, 2016 Suitable for ages: 9-12 Juvenile fiction, fantasy, humor Themes/topics: belonging, tolerance, monsters Opening: Shocktober 13, Year of the Scrull Moanday morning, with all its determined drear, crept upon me with silent, somber feet. It settled heavy … More From the Grave
“Wet Cement, A Mix of Concrete Poems” This title drew me like a freshly poured sidewalk calls to a child’s palm. … More Wet Cement by Bob Raczka