Signed Books Make The Best Gifts!

It’s that magical time of the year when eggnog is flowing, chestnuts are roasting, families are gathering, and that darn elf comes out of the box and onto your shelf—Good luck with those shenanigans.  

It’s also the time of the year when we wrack our brain in search of the perfect gift. A scarf for Kate? A basketball for Max? A gift card for Lolo? But alas, none of these ideas feel unique or special. So what’s the answer to this gift-giving dilemma?

Books. Always. Books.

Even better . . . Signed books.

So for the big holiday assist, I’ve curated a list of excellent middle-grade novels for you to choose from and bookstores where you can purchase that extra-special signed copy.

Click on the title of your choice, contact the bookseller, and just like magic, your gift is on its way—Albeit not via a jolly man in a red suit, but you catch my drift.

And just between me and you . . . It’s okay to buy a copy for yourself. Everybody deserves a good book.

Have fun shopping!

Mrs. Smith’s Spy School For Girls by Beth McMullen

This Appearing House by Ally Malinenko

Flip Turns by Catherine Arguelles

Elvis and The World as It Stands by Lisa Riddiough

Map Maker by Lisa Moore Ramee

The Forgotten Five by Lisa McMann

Daybreak on Raven Island by Fleur Bradley

Arrow by Samantha Clark

Verdigris Pawn by Alysa Wishingrad

Smack Dab in The Middle of Maybe by Jo Hackl

Unwritten by Tara Gilboy

The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow by Jessica Haight & Stephanie Robinson

Ollie Oxley and The Ghost 

I also encourage you to reach out to your favorite authors via their website or social media. Many authors have go-to bookstores that will send out signed copies, just like those listed above.

Happy Holidays and best wishes to you and yours!



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Lisa Schmid has always loved a good mystery. At four years old, she went door to door interviewing “suspects” when her favorite stuffed animal went missing. Fortunately, Big Blue was eventually found safe and sound. No arrests were made. Lisa is the author of OLLIE OXLEY AND THE GHOST—Out Now and HART & SOULS coming 7/23/24. She is also co-host of the Writers With Wrinkles Podcast.