Author Josh Roberts talks about recent success and the thrilling, chilling and sometimes painful experience of writing a second book.
The Sisters of Straygarden Place by Haley Chewins is a mystical middle-grade novel that celebrates the importance of family, resilience, and belonging. Chewins masterfully builds
A Boy Called Preacher by Cheryl Schuermann is a middle-grade historical fiction novel that celebrates resilience, the childhood call to uncover mysteries, and the power
A fast-paced fantasy adventure about a family, a goblin, and a world whose magic is slowly dying…
Guest Post by Josh Roberts, author of debut middle grade novel THE WITCHES OF WILLOW COVE, available today from Owl Hollow Press. Josh may be
January 2020 has arrived and I can’t wait to vote for my favorite MCBA book! For those who don’t live in Massachusetts, or who don’t
Budding young musician Amelia Jones has always had one goal: to be accepted into the Mystwick School of Musicraft, where her mother, who died when Amelia was young, was once a star flute player and maestro.
As the year wraps up, there’s excitement in the air. A new crop of books is waiting to be read in the new year. With
By Alli Brydon When Lonely Planet Kids approached me last year to write a children’s book of myths and legends from cultures across the world,
As Halloween approaches, author Josh Roberts talks with us about what makes for a great spooky middle grade novel.
I just *love* spooky middle grade novels, so when I was offered a chance to read THE GRAVE DIGGER by Rebecca Bischoff, I leapt at
The Dark Lord Elithor’s daughter, Clementine, lives a lonely life in the Valley of the Seven Sisters—too evil—and, it must be said, too uppity—to fit
“Charlie did know that. He knew a lot of things: that his dad’s promotion at the museum of natural history meant a lot of trips
“When you learn vocabulary words in school, you memorize the definition. And you have a good idea of what the words mean. But it’s not until you feel them that you really grasp the definition. I have known what the word ‘helpless’ means for a long time. And ‘desperate.’ But I’ve never felt them. Feeling them is different. They fill your chest with a horrible sense of ‘dread’ and ‘guilt’ and ‘despair.’ Those are more vocabulary words that you can’t fully understand until you feel them.”
Zed awoke early the next morning, still groggy from the night’s celebrations. His teeth ached from too much ambrosia. Zed’s mother would pop a kettle
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