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  • New books just in time for the holidays!
    New books just in time for the holidays!
    December 1, 2022 by
    Check out these new December releases for all of your favorite middle-grade readers! This selection includes the newest from an adventure series and an out-of-this-world book on space by renowned astronomer Dean Regas. Never After: The Broken Mirror, Roaring Brook Press, written by Melissa de la Cruz  Real life and fairy tales collide in Never After: The Broken Mirror, book three of the funny and thrilling series from #1 New York Times–bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz. The Never After crew is back for another twisted adventure. This time, they’re off to Snow Country—that is, after they...
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  • graphic of MUF contributor books includes a heart in center with words MG Rocks
    We’re Looking For a Few New Mixed-Up Files Members!
    We’d love to add some new members to our blog who love middle-grade books as much as we do. Who Should Apply to Be a Member? *Writers or illustrators with a passion for middle grade books! *Media specialists who can share helpful posts for teachers, parents, media specialists, etc. ***We’re strongly committed to diversity in publishing. If you’re a writer of color or other underrepresented voice, please apply!***    What’s It Like to Be a Member of The Mixed-Up Files Blog? *Members have scheduled posting dates about 5 – 7 times a year (but are welcome to add extra posts). We...
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Booklists

  • Ukraine for Middle-Grade Readers
    Ukraine for Middle-Grade Readers
    November 18, 2022 by
    Before Putin’s Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, many people elsewhere knew only a little about the country. Recent nonfiction and fiction books on Ukraine for Middle-Grade readers can help them understand what Ukrainians are fighting so fiercely to defend. Most of these books appeared in 2022, and many...
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For Teachers / Homeschoolers

  • Ukraine for Middle-Grade Readers
    Ukraine for Middle-Grade Readers
    November 18, 2022 by
    Before Putin’s Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, many people elsewhere knew only a little about the country. Recent nonfiction and fiction books on Ukraine for Middle-Grade readers can help them understand what Ukrainians are fighting so fiercely to defend. Most of these books appeared in 2022, and many...
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New Releases

  • New books just in time for the holidays!
    New books just in time for the holidays!
    December 1, 2022 by
    Check out these new December releases for all of your favorite middle-grade readers! This selection includes the newest from an adventure series and an out-of-this-world book on space by renowned astronomer Dean Regas. Never After: The Broken Mirror, Roaring Brook Press, written by Melissa de la Cruz  Real life and...
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For Writers

  • Writers' Gratitude
    Writers’ Gratitude
    November 25, 2022 by
    Today we’d like to share what we are grateful for as children’s writers. So, I asked the Mixed-Up Files contributors to write a little about what they are thankful for as authors. Hope you enjoy our thoughts.   “I’m thankful for the kidlit community. I’ve been in other writing communities...
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