Today we are honored to have Marina Cohen with us. She is an author of numerous books for children and young adults. Her spine-chilling middle-grade novel The Inn Between was released in March of 2016. Her novel The Doll’s Eye releases in February of 2017. Middle Grade Mafia: How did …

Todays featured author, Carmella Van Vleet is the author of both fiction and nonfiction for middle grade including co-authoring TO THE STARS! (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2016) with astronaut Kathy Sullivan. Her most recent release is called AVIATION: COOL WOMEN WHO FLY (Nomad Press, 2016). I asked Carmella about her success with writing nonfiction for middle grade readers. …

Spooky stories have become more popular among middle grade readers. It’s a way for them to use their own ghostly imaginations without all the gory details shown in the movies. Here is a list of the Mafia’s favorite spine-chilling MG stories just in time for Halloween. Doll Bones by Holly Black Took: A Ghost Story …

We love sharing news with our readers and today we are happy to announce an new publishing group that is open to unsolicited middle grade manuscripts. Winding Path Publications, a new independent children’s book press, is planning to launch next summer. They are currently looking for titles to add to their front …

About a year ago we featured a cover reveal for author Jasmine Richards and her book Secrets of Valhalla. Today we are excited to share the cover for her upcoming release, Keeper of Myths. The amazing cover was created by Sam Nielson. Pre-order this book here!  Buzz and Mary are not your average …

The Kinfolk (Book 3: Five Stones Trilogy) is the conclusion of a great fantasy series about three siblings who transported to an mysterious and dangerous island. The story shares some similarities to other tales where children are thrust into the middle of a world at war, but this series is distinct enough …