Tag Archives: middle grade

3 Questions for Donna Gephart, Sydney Taylor Honor Winner for DEATH BY TOILET PAPER

Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart This week on the blog, I am honored to take part in the 2015 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour. As part of this blog tour, I had the opportunity to interview Donna Gephart, … Continue reading

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Guest Post and Giveaway: The Gossip File by Anna Staniszewski

Happy 2015 from Monkey Poop! For my very first blog post this year, I’m excited to have a Q&A guest post from Anna Staniszewski, author of the The Gossip File (Book 3 in the super fun Dirt Diary series). This post is … Continue reading

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The Best Books I Read This Year (2014 edition)

This has been a great year for kid’s books and as usual I was completely conflicted about which books to choose! I’m at the point in my writing career where I’ve met some very spectacular published authors, soon-to-be authors, as … Continue reading

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Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor I can’t believe it took me so long to read Nnedi Okorafor! I can see why everyone raves about her whenever talking about diverse SFF done right. Akata Witch is about a twelve-year old girl named … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: David Yoo, Author of The Detention Club

This week’s Asian American children’s author is David Yoo. His most recent book for kids is the middle grade novel, The Detention Club. 1) Which of your characters do you most identify with and why? David Yoo: A lot of my … Continue reading

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MG Novel: Nest by Esther Ehrlich

Nest by Esther Ehrlich Nest by Esther Ehrlich is a literary upper middle grade to lower YA novel (read: “tween novel”) about a young girl named Naomi, or “Chirp,” living in 1970s Cape Cod and what happens to her family … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Sheela Chari, Author of Vanished

This week’s Asian American children’s author is Sheela Chari, author of the middle grade mystery novel Vanished. (BTW I love this cover! So mysterious.) 1) Which of your characters do you most identify with and why? Sheela Chari: Vanished was first written … Continue reading

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MG Book Review: A Hitch at the Fairmont by Jim Averbeck

A Hitch at the Fairmont by Jim Averbeck is a middle grade mystery that takes place at San Francisco’s Fairmont hotel in the 1950s. The creepy, mysterious tone of the book is established right from the very first chapter where our main … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Author Anna Staniszewski’s Top Three Food-Centric Novels

Author Anna Staniszewski’s brand new book, The Prank List (the sequel to the absolutely hilarious Dirt Diary) comes out next month, and I’m excited that she took the time out of her busy  schedule to stop by to share a … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway! (oh yeah, and my review): The Escape by Kathryn Lasky

Horses of Dawn Book 1: The Escape by Kathryn Lasky   Are you ready for another giveaway? This time the lucky winner will receive an Advance Reading Copy of The Escape by Kathryn Lasky (author of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole series). This … Continue reading

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