Last Minute Book Buying Suggestions from the Mixed-Up File Members

Do you have your gifts bought already? Come on. Be honest. You are probably still shopping. I know I am. There’s always one person that has everything and you just can’t figure out what to get them. Here’s a tip, buy them a book!

And just because we are in the holiday mood here at the Mixed-Up Files, we thought we’d share some of our best book-buying tips with you. Hope you find them helpful. 🙂

 

For the reader who loves fantastical adventure stories like CORALINE,

try K.A. Reynold’s THE LAND OF YESTERDAY Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

 

 

 

 

Fantasy adventurer’s who enjoyed THE NIGHT GARDENER would surely be enthralled with

LOCKWOOD & CO: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

 

 

 

 

For kids who love graphic novels and sci-fi, pick up SANITY & TALLULAH by Molly BrooksSupport Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

 

Have a budding explorer in your family? Give them Jennifer Swanson’s ASTRONAUT-AQUANAUT: HOW SPACE SCIENCE AND SEA SCIENCE INTERACT Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

 

Sporty aliens and their Earthbound fans will enjoy THE AMORPHOUS ASSASSIN in the Galaxy Games series by Greg R. Fishbone Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

Young readers who like a spunky, take-charge main character need to MEET YASMIN, by Saadia Faruqi Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

 

 

 

 

For readers who like music and magic become enchanted with THREE RULES OF EVERYDAY MAGIC, by Amanda Rawson Hill. Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

For readers who love wrestling, try TAKEDOWN, by Laura Shovan Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

 

For readers who love fantasy and adventure seek  THE HOTEL BETWEEN, by Sean Easley Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

 

 

 

For readers who are dealing with complex family relationships and mental illness read WHERE THE WATERMELON GROWS, by Cindy Baldwin Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

 

 

 

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For the young reader who is an animal advocate , check out Nancy Castaldo’s BACK FROM THE BRINK

or Patricia Newman’s SEA OTTER HEROES. Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

 

 

For readers who love space blast off with THE DISASTERS, by MK England Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

For mystery lovers puzzle through THE GALLERY by Laura Marx Fitzgerald Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

 

For kids who like spooky books dare to try Jan Eldredge’s EVANGELINE OF THE BAYOU Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

 

 

 

For kids who like impossible rescues and invading knights tilt with THE MAD WOLF’S DAUGHTER by Diane Margas Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

 

For kids who like an unconventional ghost story , THE PECULIAR INCIDENT ON SHADY STREET, by Lindsay Currie Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

 

 

 

 

For kids who like unconventional love stories about tolerance, acceptance, and how to be brave enough to be your authentic self read ONE TRUE WAY by Shannon Hitchcock. Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

 

 

 

For the reader who loves  gross science that is also cool, check out Heather Montgomery’s

SOMETHING ROTTEN: A FRESH LOOK AT ROADKILL Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org

 

 

 

 

 

Didn’t see a recommendation that helps you? Leave your own! We always love to hear about middle grade books that are a great read.

Happy Holidays from the MUF team! May your joyous season be filled with amazing BOOKS… and the time to read them.

 

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Science ROCKS! And so do Jennifer Swanson's books. She is the award-winning author of over 35 nonfiction books for kids. Jennifer Swanson’s love of science began when she started a science club in her garage at the age of 7. While no longer working from the garage, you can find Jennifer at her favorite place to explore the world around her. www.JenniferSwansonBooks.com