Middle grade books

Laura Catalan – Odio a los fantasmas

Spooky goings on in this fun-packed ghost-fighting new middle grade adventure illustrated by Laura Catalan for Grupo Edebé.

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Thomas Girard – The Boxcar Children Creatures of Legend

Thomas has illustrated 4 books from the brand-new Boxcar Children Creatures of Legend miniseries, published by Albert Whitman.

Join the Boxcar Children as they investigate their most exciting creatures yet! The four epic adventures in the series are: The Secret of Bigfoot Valley; Mystery of the Hidden Elves; Mermaids of the Deep Blue Sea; Myth of the Rain Forest Monster.

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Laura Catalan – The Last Firefox

March sees the release of ‘The Last Firefox’, a heartwarming story illustrated by Laura Catalan about family, friendship and finding your inner fire.

This gripping adventure tale about courage and companionship will be published by Puffin.

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Jay Roeder – Book cover

Gorgeous typographic cover illustration by Jay Roeder.

Published by Penguin Workshop, ‘This Town Is Not All Right’ is a thrilling middle-grade horror debut with a major mystery, because the residents of Driftwood Harbor will do whatever it takes to keep their dark secrets from rising to the surface.

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Sam Caldwell – Wodge and Friends: Take the Stage

Packed with daring escapades and oodles of laughs, ‘Wodge and Friends: Take the Stage’ has hints of classic adventure stories like Narnia and The Magic Faraway Tree.

Illustrated by Sam Caldwell, this outlandish tale is perfect for 7+ fans of laugh-out-loud adventures such as How to Train Your Dragon. Available now from Hardie Grant.

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Anjan Sarkar – Little Olympians

‘Artemis, the Archer Goddess’ is the fourth book in the popular Little Olympian series illustrated by Anjan Sarkar.

This series follows little versions of the Greek gods who are at a camp to learn how to control their powers and use them properly – as well as learn how to get along with one another.

Available from Little Bee this February.

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Freya Hartas: Frankenstiltskin: Fairy Tales Gone Bad

Illustrated by Freya Hartas ‘Frankenstiltskin: Fairy Tales Gone Bad’ is the second story in a funny, deliciously dark, three-part series of twisted classics, written in verse by award-winning poet Joseph Coelho.

Available this month from Walker Books.

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Anjan Sarkar – BookTrust

This fabulous poster created by Anjan Sarkar for the BookTrust has been sent to every primary school in the UK! The poster accompanies the book ‘Happy Here,’ an anthology of inspiring stories from emerging and established black British authors and illustrators.⁣

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Anjan Sarkar – Spy School the Graphic Novel

Can an undercover nerd become a superstar secret agent? The first book in Stuart Gibbs’s New York Times bestselling Spy School series is now a graphic novel!

With action-packed, eye-catching illustrations by Anjan Sarkar, join Ben Ripley as he survives his first year at the Academy of Espionage.

Available Feb 2022 from Simon & Schuster.

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Sam Caldwell – Wodge and Friends

‘The Mystery in the Garden: Wodge and Friends’ is a hilarious new adventure for middle grade readers, illustrated by Sam Caldwell.

Packed with daring escapades and oodles of laughs, the story features a particularly grouchy fairy statue, a nosy twerp of a neighbour and a mysterious creature with an all-consuming love for broccoli ice-cream.

Perfect for 7+ fans of laugh-out-loud adventures, this humorous tale is available now from Hardie Grant.

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