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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 – 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: 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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Levente Szabo – The Disaster Days

Levente‘s dynamic cover art for ‘The Disaster Days’, a new epic and thrilling survival story about pushing oneself to the limit in the face of a crisis. Available from Sourcebooks.

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Christian Garland – Slamdown Town

In this series-launching debut ‘Slamdown Town’, puny 11 year old Ollie transforms into a star wrestler.

A host of larger-then-life personalities feature in this new middle grade fantasy story, all brilliantly brought to life by Christian Garland‘s awesome illustrations.

Available this January from Amulet Books.

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