Tag: middle-grade mania

Everyone’s an Alien in Hollywood: Talking with Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

Everyone’s an Alien in Hollywood: Talking with Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

The writing duo behind the Hank Zipzer and Ghost Buddies series has a new middle-grade series launching this fall: Alien Superstar. In the first book (out October 1), kid alien Buddy Burger escapes his hostile home planet, only to land in Hollywood, California, where hilarity ensues. Want to know more? Check out the interview below […]

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Kid Activists Change the World

Kid Activists Change the World

Despite Monday’s notoriously bad reputation, there’s much to celebrate today! Not only has Chicago’s unpredictable weather blessed Booklist staffers with a rare day of perfect sunshine (on Earth Day, no less!), our month of Middle-Grade Mania is still in full swing! In order to commemorate the holiday and demonstrate our support for environmental consciousness and […]

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Seven Podcasts for Middle-Grade Maniacs

Seven Podcasts for Middle-Grade Maniacs

While we’re celebrating #MiddleGradeMania all month long, let’s face it: being mad about middle grade tends to be a year-round affliction. The following is a list of podcasts that regularly cover middle-grade books and authors, ideal for busy grown-ups who need to feed their love of middle grade and want to keep up with the […]

Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

We are thrilled to wish a wonderful birthday to Beverly Cleary, who turns 103 today!  This children’s fiction icon brought to life the worlds of such classic characters as Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby. Her books Ramona and Her Father (1978) and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (1982) were awarded the Newbery Honor, and in 1984, she […]

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Booklist Goes to TLA

Booklist Goes to TLA

Calling all TLA attendees! From Monday, April 15, through Wednesday, April 18, Booklist will be attending the Texas Library Association’s annual conference in Austin. Be sure to stop by booth #1918 for an embarrassment of middle-grade-themed riches, including: Middle-grade-focused issues of both Booklist and Book Links Sweet temporary tattoos and buttons Complimentary 18 x 24 posters displaying […]

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Eight Superhero-Inspired Titles for Spider-Man-Loving #MiddleGradeManiacs

Eight Superhero-Inspired Titles for Spider-Man-Loving #MiddleGradeManiacs

Have you heard? There’s a new Spider-Man movie! If your eyes are rolling back into your head, I get it. This is the wall-crawler’s seventh big-screen feature of the twenty-first century (not counting various appearances with the Avengers), but trust me: if you love middle grade, you must see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Forget the […]