Sunday, September 11th at 3:00PM EST

Timeless Middle Grade, Fantastic Episodes!

On a hunt for your young reader's next well-read nightstand staple? Look no further than these four Fantastic Middle Grade Reads

Find dragons, challenge a vampire-firefly, toe the edge of mystic quicksand, and discover strange stories to read in the dark! Join Books of Wonder for this virtual middle grade panel full of play, possibility, and pulse-pounding adventure as we host JULIE ABEROSEANNE BROWNEFUA TRAORÉ, and DAN POBLOCKI for a fun-filled discussion of their spell-binding stories.


  • Alliana, Girl of Dragons by JULIE ABE. Discover an enchanting fairy tale retelling of the Japanese Cinderella! While Alliana’s forced to obey the whims of her wicked stepmother, she encounters two new companions — a nightdragon and a witch!  — who change her life forever. Fall for a new standalone in the world of Eva Evergreen!

  • Children of the Quicksands by EFUA TRAORÉ. City girl Simi is sent to stay with her long-lost grandmother in a remote Nigerian village. Determined to uncover secrets in her family's legacy, Simi disobeys her grandmother and goes exploring. Caught in the sinking red quicksand of a forbidden lake, her fantastical journey begins …

  • Serwa Boateng's Guide to Vampire Hunting (Serwa Boateng #1) by ROSEANNE BROWN. For most kids, catching fireflies is a fun summer activity. For twelve-year-old Serwa Boateng — vampire hunter — shape-shifting vampire-fireflies are a matter of life and death. How can she deal with these fearsome foes and middle school? Introduction by Rick Riordan!

  • Tales to Keep You Up at Night by DAN POBLOCKI. Amelia is cleaning out her grandmother's attic when she stumbles across a book: Tales to Keep You Up at Night. But when she goes to the library to return it, she's told that the book never belonged there... a peculiar find that sparks a series of eerie incidents across her hometown! Will Amelia solve the mystery in time?

Sunday, September 11th at 3:00PM EST via Crowdcast!