Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Everything You Wanted To Know About Middle Grade: The Finale

Over the past month or so, agent pal Michael Bourret and I have held a series of back-and-forth blog conversations about what makes great middle grade books. We finished up last week, and you can read our final conversation here.

You can also backtrack and read the first installment here.
And the second installment here.
And again, the finale of our middle grade trilogy (ha!) of posts is over here.

Thanks to all who have read and shared the series, and who also share our love for middle grade readers and books. As you may have guessed, we're both on the hunt for more great middle grade stories to represent (Michael) and edit/publish (me), so cross your fingers that some memorable middle grade comes to us soon! And if you're a writer, we hope you found inspiration amidst our musings.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Inspiration of the day/week/month/year

So, you guys remember how we've been talking about middle graders, and their sense of wonder, and possibility? Yeah, all that. Captured right here, in one of the best 10-minute films you'll see all year: