MIDDLE GRADE in the NEWS 3/29/18

My weeks are filled with writing, reading, teaching and mentoring. I not only read MG books (36 already this year!), but I also read articles about the craft of writing and editing. Thanks to all the bloggers out there who alert me to great links.

The articles I often have to skim and hold onto for later, are ones focused on the business side of the MG publishing and stories about MG authors. Today marks a new feature at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE where I will share those industry articles with you. Now I won’t have to bookmark them!

  1. Middle Grade books remain a hot commodity as reported here from the Bologna Book Fair by Publisher’s Weekly.
  2. There’s a storm brewing over a recent MG release, P.S. I MISS YOU. This article is a response from the author, Jen Petro-Roy, and her reaction to schools refusing to have the book on their shelves.
  3. Gordon Korman. The name brings a smile to my face. I just finished reading his upcoming release, WHATSHISFACE, and will have a review in May. Check out this interview about his 40 year career!

Enjoy! Tomorrow I’ll have a review of a new non-fiction release: HOW TO GET YOUR SCREEN-LOVING KIDS TO READ BOOKS FOR PLEASURE

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...always striving to reach the next peak in my life and career.
This entry was posted in Middle Grade News. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to MIDDLE GRADE in the NEWS 3/29/18

  1. Thanks for these links. The essay by the author of P.S. I Miss You is beautifully written. I haven’t read the book yet but will as soon as I can. It sounds like an important book for kids and adults alike. Thanks for the post.

  2. Enjoyed reading the article by the author of P.S. I Miss You. It is so hard to believe there is still so much resistance for such an important topic and read for everyone. Will definitely read her book. Ironically, I just finished a book yesterday I’ll be reviewing soon that shows what happens to a kid who isn’t able to be open with this sexuality.

Leave a Reply to Ms. Yingling Reads (@MsYingling) Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.