My Summer 2016 Reading List: Middle Grade

What are you reading this summer? I’ve got a towering pile. Here’s a list of new books I’ve got on my long list of middle grade:

My Summer Middle Grade Reading List

In no particular order, the novels on my list are:

Sara Pennypacker, PAX – actually, I just finished this novel and loved it. A boy, a fox, separated by war. Will they be reunited?

Kathi Appelt & Alison McGhee, MAYBE A FOX – I’m reading this one currently. Two sisters dealing with loss. Beautiful and heartbreaking.

Ally Condie, SUMMERLOST

Nanci Turner Steveson, SWING SIDEWAYS

Lauren Wolk, WOLF HOLLOW

Megan Frazer Blakemore, THE FIREFLY CODE

Jen Malone, THE SLEEPOVER

Kate Messner, THE SEVENTH WISH

Ammi-Joan Paquette, PRINCESS JUNIPER OF THE ANJU

Lisa Schroeder, SEALED WITH A SECRET

Kate DiCamillo, RAMIE NIGHTINGALE

Lindsay Eagar, HOUR OF THE BEES

Do you have anything to add? (You might also like my winter middle grade reading list, which you can find here.)

Upcoming Author Appearances!

I’ll be making some author-type appearances in the month of April, and want to share that schedule with you!

appearancesOn April 7, I’ll be speaking to the Newcomers’ Club of Bozeman, MT, at noon, talking about writing and publishing in the children’s book world today.

April 16, 2PM, I’ll be speaking and signing books at the Barnes & Noble College Station, Texas.

April 20, 1:00-2:00 PM, I’ll be signing books at TLA (Texas Library Association) – Penguin will give away copies of THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE to librarians!appearances

April 20, 4:00-5:20 PM, I’ll be participating in the YART Tea at TLA.

April 23, all day, I’ll be appearing at the North Texas Teen Book Festival in Dallas.

April 24, 2PM, I’ll be with Kathi Appelt at BookPeople in Austin.

April 25, 9:40AM, I’ll be visiting St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Austin.

April 30, 1:00-4:00 PM, I’ll be at Country Bookshelf in Bozeman to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, and work with teens who want to brush up on writing skills and hear about what writers do.

Please contact me or check the links for more details!

Discussion Guide For THE CHARMED CHILDREN

A discussion guide is now available! I want to let teachers, librarians, book club organizers, and readers know that there is a discussion and project guide now available for THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE. The guide was created by … [Continue reading]

Blog Tour: THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE

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To celebrate today's release of THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE we're on a blog tour!! And note the giveaways listed, too! As of yesterday - March 14 - I will be visiting these blogs:   My Brain on Books–Guest post & Video … [Continue reading]