Fantastic Middle Grade Reads

Fantastic Middle Grade Reads

April 2nd at 3PM EST

Explore the Magic of These Middle Grade Titles! 

Traverse fantastical realms in this middle grade virtual event featuring four imaginative tales! From a girl who can steal other peoples' talents, to a con-man with a serious bounty on his head, to a girl who must master the art of animal transformation, to a girl who gets dropped into an alternative world where legends are real — you won't want to miss these stories!

  • The Talent Thief by MIKE THAYER. Tiffany Tudwell is cursed. She once tripped and fell face-first into a trash can. She had pink eye on picture day. She longs for the spotlight but knows it’s safer to stay hidden in the shadows. Until the night two meteors collide over her backyard, giving Tiffany the ability to steal people’s talents for a day—like taking mean girl Candace’s beautiful singing voice in the middle of rehearsal. Her power even gets the attention of the most popular boy in school. But her powers can’t solve everything—or can they?

  • The Many Assassinations of Samir, The Seller of Dreams by DANIEL NAYERIThis is the tale of an exciting journey along the Silk Road with a young Monk and his newfound guardian, Samir, a larger than life character and the so-called “Seller of Dreams”. The man is a scammer; his biggest skill being the ability to talk his way into getting what he wants. While that talking did save Monkey’s life, it has left a lot of people furious with Samir —  furious enough to hire assassins. Monkey decides to try and save Samir from the attempts on his life — as a way to pay off his debt! If he can save Samir six times, he’ll be a free man...but will they all survive that long?

  • Legends of Lotus Island: The Guardian Test by CHRISTINA SOONTORNVAT. Young Plum is shocked to discover that she’s been accepted to the Guardian Academy on Lotus Island, an elite school where kids learn how to transform into Guardians, magical creatures who are sworn to protect the natural world. To her dismay, Plum struggles at school. If she can’t embrace her inner animal form soon, she’ll have to leave school ― and lose the first group of real friends she’s ever known.

  • The Enchanted Life of Valentina Mejía by ALEXANDRA ALESSANDRIValentina wants to get into art school in Bogotá one day, but Papi has spent his life studying Colombia’s legendary creatures and  drags Valentina and her younger brother Julián along on magical creature hunts. On one such hunt, a powerful earthquake hits, and Valentina and Julián fall through the earth... to an alternate Colombia where all the legends are real. To get home, Valentina and Julián must make a treacherous journey to reach this land’s ruler, but she absolutely hates humans, and she’ll do anything to defend her land.

Sunday, April 2nd at 3PM EST via Crowdcast!

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