♦ Love Middle Grade Actually ♦ 14 books ♦ 14 authors ♦ Great Prizes incl. a Kindle Fire ♦

Love Middle Grade Actually  Love Middle Grade Actually  Love Middle Grade Actually  Love Middle Grade Actually

I know I’m not the only one around that says, I LOVE MIDDLE GRADE ACTUALLY.  The truth is, it’s really a genre that spans the generations. It opens up adventures and experiences for kids who dare to read, and it reminds adults of the dreams that they had in their childhood. It’s full of heroes and heroines, learning about and finding their way in the big world.  It teaches lessons of good and bad, and how to respect and work with others. I bet that many of your all time favorite memories are tied up in Middle Grade books. There are bazillions of extremely successful books, movies and memories that have been spawned by this genre (Has anyone heard of Harry Potter?).

Middle Grade books have so many great stories out there waiting to be discovered and loved by kids and adults alike. As a Middle Grade author and a parent, I am proud to part of the movement that aims to build the reach of Middle Grade books. From moderating the fantastic GREAT MIDDLE GRADE READS group on Goodreads, which provides a way for kids to have a say (Reviews by Kids), to supporting and recommending the wonderful resource that is BIBLIONASIUM to visitors to my blog. I hope that I can make a difference in bringing the pages of books and the stories within them to life for young readers.

Love Middle Grade Actually

Love Middle Grade Actually

I am very thrilled to be part of another great initiative that was the brainchild of fellow author, Sally Harris. This initiative culminates with a wonderful e-book which contains samples of 14 Middle Grade books, from 14 Middle Grade authors who have banded together to form the world’s first Middle Grade authors supergroup.

Treat yourself and your kids with a special gift this Valentine’s Day! The LOVE MIDDLE GRADE ACTUALLY e-book is a sample of 14 exciting middle grade stories that you will love and it gives you the chance to win an e-reader.

Download our amazing LOVE MIDDLE GRADE ACTUALLY e-book, find the secret phrase, and enter it into the contest link embedded in the e-book. You’ll be entered into the draw to win a Kindle Fire, a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a great middle grade e-book from one of 14 fantastic authors!

Although the e-book can be download for all of February, the competition link (embedded within the book) opens 7th February 2013 and the winner will be announced on 14th February 2013.

The e-book will be available to download for free for 5 days from the 711th of February and at 0.99c for the remaining days of the promotion. The winners will be drawn on 14 February 2013 and announced shortly thereafter.

So, the choice is yours …. download for 0.99c any day during February, or ….. download the e-book for free between 7th and 11th February 2013. If you crack the secret phrase make sure that you enter the giveaway before it’s drawn on 14th February 2013.

Whether you like fantasy, adventure, mystery or humor, LOVE MIDDLE GRADE ACTUALLY gives you a taste of it all!  I suppose you could call it a Middle Grade celebration of Valentines Day.

WIN A KINDLE FIRE (Value of $159!)


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Here’s a list of the awesome books that are included in
the LOVE MIDDLE GRADE ACTUALLY e-book sampler.

Diary of a Penguin-napper – Sally Harris

Diary of a Penguin napper3 weeks, 2 boys, 1 little penguin – what could possibly go wrong? Inspired by the urban myth that it is possible to steal a penguin from the zoo on a school visit using just a backpack!

The Golden Scarab – S.W. Lothian

The Golden ScarabWhen JJ discovers the secret of time travel at his dad’s museum, he finds himself catapulted back to ancient Egypt with his best  friend, smack-bang at the centre of an action-packed race against time and living statues to find the sacred Golden Scarab.

Four Fiends – Nikki Bennett

Four FiendsJoin Jinjing, Pietro, Saburo and Kate as they explore exotic lands, defeat evil demons, and discover the true meaning of friendship.

Gasparilla’s Treasure – Scott Clements

Gasparilla's TreasureA fast paced adventure novel following Trip Montgomery on his quest through historic St Augustine, Florida to find the treasure of famed pirate Jose Gaspar.

♦ Check out my review of this book here.

Lionel’s Grand Adventure: Lionel and the Golden Rule – Paul R. Hewlett

Lionel's Grand AdventureMeet Lionel, a lovable bully-magnet, as he arrives in Larrystown and discovers a magical Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun foot.

Escape from the Forbidden Planet – Julie Anne Grasso

Escape From The Forbidden PlanetCaramel Cinnamon thought the worst day of her life was the day her grandparents, the King and Queen of the Elves of Cardamom went missing. She was wrong!

♦ Check out my review of this book here

The Secret Underground – Natalie Bahm

The Secret UndergroundAnxious to forget the bank robbery she witnessed, twelve-year-old Ally joins her brother and the rest of the neighborhood boys (including the cutest boy in her class) in digging a secret tunnel to an abandoned steel mill.

Super Ninja Alien Robot Monsters – Jeff Bilman

Super Ninja Alien Robot MonstersNinja fighting, half-robot, half-monster aliens from Alpha Centauri have come to destroy the Earth. Are two bickering brothers the world’s only hope?

♦ Check out my review of this book here.

The Princelings and the Pirates – Jemima Pett

The Princelings and the PiratesA simple mission to solve a problem with the winery turns into a nightmare as our guinea pig heroes, Princelings Fred and George, are captured by pirates, rescue a damsel in distress, and get more than they bargained for in the battle of Dimerie.

The Ninja Librarian – Rebecca M Douglass

The Ninja LibrarianSkunk Corners is a dusty, tough, unfriendly town until the Ninja Librarian—a mild-mannered  librarian who offers his wisdom with a little extra when folks don’t listen—gets off the train and moves into the library.

The Dreamcatcher Adventures: Greedy Jack Wallace – Adam C. Veile

The Dreamcatcher AdventuresWhen the ghost of his rowdy Wild West ancestor appears, seventh-grader Blake Monroe joins him in the search for a hidden treasure, but they soon discover a deadly outlaw is in pursuit and they’ll be lucky to escape with their lives!

Knockout: The Hermit’s Escape – Krista Michelle Breen

Knockout The Hermit's EscapeWhen Phillip Brooks’ new horse leaves him face down in the mud, he soon discovers something very strange is going on inside the old hermit Bert Massey’s house.

The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets – Stanley & Katrina

The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of PetsCat and Dog. It is a love/hate relationship. Enter the inner psyche of these creatures as they try to peacefully coexist within the same house. Cleverly written. Hilarious antics.

Greenhorn – Anna Olswanger

GreenhornGreenhorn is a powerful story that gives human dimension to the Holocaust. It poignantly underscores our flawed humanity and speaks to the healing value of friendship.

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“WOW! That’s awesome.” I hear you say.

Click any of the book covers above to jump over to get yourself a copy.

We’d really appreciate if you could also share this great news with your friends on Facebook, Twitter
( #lovemg #kidlit #mglit #amreading #mmgm ) etc.

There’s plenty of sharing links below.

11 responses to “♦ Love Middle Grade Actually ♦ 14 books ♦ 14 authors ♦ Great Prizes incl. a Kindle Fire ♦”

  1. Fantastic! My lifelong love of reading came to me courtesy of the Hardy Boys. To this day I still love reading middle school books. They’re fun, they’re fast, and they’re easy on the brain cells. What’s not to love?



    1. Exactly … we never outgrow middle grade books.
      Thanks for dropping by.


  2. Yay you guys! So excited to see this and I will post about it and promote it next week. Congrats to all of you on this fantastic event.


    1. Thanks Renee … I’ll be in touch soon 🙂


  3. Great idea, Steven! Will share and tweet for you! Cheers!


    1. Cool Sharon. Glad to have your support (as always).


  4. Hi Steve
    What a fabulous post. You did an awesome job of showcasing every book, most impressive. Catch you in the blogosphere, Julie


    1. Thanks Julie …….. glad you liked the post.


  5. Fantastic post! I second Julie’s thoughts!


    1. Thanks Christine. Lovely to have you visit. Cheers.


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