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  • Just in time for the holidays! December New Releases!
    Just in time for the holidays! December New Releases!
    December 1, 2021 by
    Check out these awesome new titles for the middle-grade readers in your life. Purchase or pre-order through the links to Bookshop.org, or visit your local bookseller! Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Perfection by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr, Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Release Date: December 7 Practice makes perfect, and Ben Yokoyama will settle for nothing less than perfection! A hilarious new Cookie Chronicles adventure that fans of Wimpy Kid or Dog Man will gobble up with gusto. When Ben’s fortune cookie tells him that practice makes perfect, he refuses to settle...
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Middle Grade Authors

Oh MG! News

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    SLJ Best Books 2021
    ‘Tis the season of giving and gratitude, and we at MUF are grateful to spy several of the authors we admire most make the School Library Journal Best Middle-Grade Books of 2021 list. The prestigious list includes 139 titles from seven categories, this year including “a breakout list of poetry.” (SLJ)  Many congratulations to all the authors. We’ve been lucky to feature two of them on our We Need Diverse MG Mixed-Up Files series and we’d love to feature more stars from the rest of this list in the coming year. Chad Lucas Saadia Faruqi Chrystal Giles   Shakirah Bourne...
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Booklists

  • Book Spotlight: Wonderworks by Angus Fletcher
    Book Spotlight: Wonderworks by Angus Fletcher
    November 26, 2021 by
    It’s the time of the year to be grateful. Grateful for what we have in life. Grateful for communities like From the Mixed-Up Files…of Middle-Grade Authors. Grateful even though life sometimes throws us curveballs.  Life does throw us curveballs. Sometimes we hit the ball, most of the time we miss....
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STEM Tuesday

All About Middle Grade Books

  • Monica Sherwood, Author of THE ICE HOUSE + Giveaway!
    Monica Sherwood, Author of THE ICE HOUSE + Giveaway!
    November 17, 2021 by
    Today at the Mixed-Up Files, we’re delighted to introduce you to Monica Sherwood and her debut novel The Ice House, which was published by Little, Brown Books For Young Readers on November 16. Monica is a former elementary school special education teacher in New York. She holds a master’s degree...
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For Teachers / Homeschoolers

New Releases

  • Just in time for the holidays! December New Releases!
    Just in time for the holidays! December New Releases!
    December 1, 2021 by
    Check out these awesome new titles for the middle-grade readers in your life. Purchase or pre-order through the links to Bookshop.org, or visit your local bookseller! Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Perfection by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr, Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Release Date: December 7...
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For Writers

  • Book Spotlight: Wonderworks by Angus Fletcher
    Book Spotlight: Wonderworks by Angus Fletcher
    November 26, 2021 by
    It’s the time of the year to be grateful. Grateful for what we have in life. Grateful for communities like From the Mixed-Up Files…of Middle-Grade Authors. Grateful even though life sometimes throws us curveballs.  Life does throw us curveballs. Sometimes we hit the ball, most of the time we miss....
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