Middle grade books

Quang & Lien – Girl Giant and the Monkey King

‘Girl Giant and the Monkey King’ illustrated by Quang & Lien is a fantastic tale packed with magic, adventure, and middle-school woes.

The story focuses on Thom Ngo, a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl who is in high school in America. She sets out on a journey through Vietnamese folklore and mythology while simultaneously juggling school life and her relationship with her mother.

Containing themes of racism, belonging, identity, and inter-generational differences, this captivating fantasy tale is available from Roaring Brook Press / Macmillan from November.

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Quang & Lien – Land of the Cranes

Quang & Lien‘s beautifully poignant cover illustration for ‘Lane of the Cranes’, a heart-wrenchingly touching story in verse of a young Latinx girl who learns to hold on to hope and love even in the darkest of places: a family detention center for migrants and refugees.

This powerful new middle grade title is available this month from Scholastic Press.

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Freya Hartas – Zombierella

Spectacularly spooky new cover reveal!

‘Zombierella: Fairytales Gone Bad’ is the first in a deliciously new dark series of twisted classics illustrated by Freya Hartas.

Written by Joseph Coelho, this fabulous chapter book will be published by Walker Books in September.

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Laura Catalan – Quarantine

Laura expands her fabulous middle grade portfolio with this highly topical piece entitled ‘Creativity in quarantine’.

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Laura Catalan – New Middle Grade Novel

Laura created the cover art + black & white chapter illustrations for ‘El Club de los Solitarios’, an exciting new middle grade adventure story from Edelvives.

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Laura Catalan – Daughter of the god Sulde

Laura Catalan expands her superb middle grade portfolio with this wonderful cover illustration & accompanying black and white chapter art for ‘Daughter of the god Sulde’.

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Levente Szabo – Throwback

Levente created the cover art for ‘Throwback’, the first book in a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat middle grade adventure series from New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis.

Stay tuned for more dynamic covers from Levente in this awesome series published by HarperCollins!

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Anjan Sarkar – Level Up: Beast Battles

Popular video-game based series Level Up! continues with this new adventure, ‘Beast Battles’. Illustrated by Anjan Sarkar, best friends Flo and Max are stuck in one of their favourite games, Critter Clash, where teams of creatures battle to become champions in epic arenas.

Expect fast-paced action from this epic new story due to hit bookshelves this April from Stripes.

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Anjan Sarkar: The Alien Next Door: A New Planet

Anjan’s fun artwork continues to bring this hugely successful series for Little Bee Books to life.

In the eighth book of The Alien Next Door series, Harris and Roxy have stowed away aboard Zeke’s spaceship and are flying to his home planet of Tragas!

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Risa Rodil – Martin McLean, Middle School Queen

Risa‘s bright, eye-catching book cover illustration for ‘Martin McLean, Middle School Queen’, published by Sterling.

In this middle-grade debut, Martin McLean struggles to find his voice – and his inner diva – as he navigates friendship, family, first crushes, and a whole lot of glitter.

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