Middle grade books

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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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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