Here are five new middle grade novels I'm looking forward to next year:
Glory Be - Augusta Scattergood
releasing January 1, 2012
A Mississippi town in 1964 gets riled when tempers flare at the segregated public pool. Augusta Scattergood has drawn on real-life events to create a memorable novel about family, friendship, and choices that aren’t always easy.
The Mapmaker and the Ghost - Sarvenaz Tash
releasing April 24, 2012
A simple decision to map a forest lands 11-year-old Goldenrod in the midst of a true blue adventure involving a gang of brilliant troublemakers, a mysterious and very ugly old lady, and an exceedingly unexpected—and long dead—questmaster.
Chained - Lynne Kelly
releasing May 8, 2012
The touching story of a boy and an elephant who have a friendship that’s stronger than any lock, shackle, or chain.
One for the Murphys - Lynne Mullaly Hunt
releasing May 10, 2012
In the wake of heart breaking betrayal, Carley Connors becomes a foster child who finds herself in the hands of the bustling, happy Murphys, a family that shows her a side of life she’d believed did not exist.
Small Medium at Large - Joanne Levy
releasing July 3, 2012
Because being 12, flat-chested and harassed by the school’s popular girl isn’t bad enough, Lilah Bloom’s life changes forever when she is hit by lightning and can suddenly hear dead people.
Any here you might add to your reading list?