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Middle Grade Mavens

By Julie Grasso+Pamela Ueckerman
Welcome to Middle Grade Mavens, where two Australian author mums discuss their favourite middle-grade books, provide recommendations and share insider industry tips for authors trying their hand at middle grade.
Julie Anne Grasso is the author of the Frankie Dupont Mystery series, cupcake enthusiast and part-time library book wrangler.
Pamela Ueckerman is a writer, dancer and home schooling mum, who sometimes finds time for sleep.
Both Julie and Pamela devour middle-grade books not only for research but also to share with their combined brood of four munchkins.
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Episode 64: The Silver Arrow / Rebel Gods / The Heartsong of Wonder Quin/ Will Kostakis / Kate Gordon
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "The Silver Arrow," by Lev Grossman as well as "Rebel Gods," by Will Kostakis, and Julie reviews, "The Heartsong of Wonder Quin," by Kate Gordon, Illustrated by Rachel Tribout.  Plus Will and Kate stop by the Mavens hot seat for an interview. Author links: http://levgrossman.com/ Want this at your local library, here's what you'll need. Author: Lev Grossman Title: The Silver Arrow  Format: Book Publisher: Bloomsbury Date:  1 September 2020 ISBN: 9781526629418 Author links: http://willkostakis.com/ Want this at your local library, here's what you'll need. Author: Will Kostakis Title: Rebel Gods: Monuments book 2  Format: Book Publisher: Hachette Australia Date:  25 August 2020 ISBN: 9780734419262 Author links: https://kategordon.com.au/ Illustrator links: https://racheltribout.com/ Want this at your local library, here's what you'll need. Author: Kate Gordon Illustrator: Rachel Tribout Title: The Heartsong of Wonder Quin Format: Book Publisher: University of Queensland Press Date:  1 September 2020 ISBN: 9780702262821 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens
1:31:33
September 16, 2020
Episode 63: The Fire Star / Sherlock Bones / The Peski Kids; The Final Mission / When This Bell Rings / Allison Tait / R.A. Spratt / Laura Harris
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "The Fire Star," by Alison Tait. Joke Boy reviews "Sherlock Bones book 2; by Renee Treml, and Julie reviews, "The Peski Kids book 5; The Final Mission," by R.A. Spratt , Illustrated by Erica Salcedo, and "When This Bell Rings," by Alison Rushby. Plus, we have three bumper interviews for you. Allison Tait and R.A Spratt drop into the Mavens hot seat, plus a super duper treat as we celebrate 80 years of Puffin books with Laura Harris,  Publishing Director of Penguin Random House.  https://www.penguin.com.au/ages/ Author links: https://allisontait.com/ Want this at your local library, here's what you'll need. Author: Allison Tait Title: The Fire Star Format: Book Publisher: Penguin Random House Date: 1 September 2020 ISBN: 9781760897079 Author links: https://reneesartwork.com/about/ Want this at your local library, here's what you'll need. Author/Illustrator: Renee Treml Title: Sherlock Bones; Sea Creature Feature Format: Graphic Novel Publisher: Allen and Unwin Date: 1 September 2020 ISBN: 9781760525262 Author links: https://raspratt.com/ Illustrator links: https://ericasalcedo.myportfolio.com/ Rachel's Podcast: https://bedtimestories.buzzsprout.com/ Want this at your local library, here's what you'll need. Author: R.A. Spratt Illustrator: Erica Salcedo Title: The Peski Kids: The Final Mission Format: Book Publisher: Puffin Date: August 2020 ISBN: 9781760895785 Author links: https://allisonrushby.com/ Want this at your local library, here's what you'll need. Author: Allison Rushby Illustrator: Title: When This Bell Rings  Format: Book Publisher: Walker Books Australia Date: 2 September 2020 ISBN: 9781760651947 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens
2:11:15
September 2, 2020
Episode 62: The Lost Soul Atlas / The Inkberg Enigma / Gemma Riley and the Fashion Fiasaco / Brain Freeze / Oliver Phommavanh/ Zana Fraillon
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "The Lost Soul Atlas," by Zana Fraillon, and Julie does a whopping 3 reviews in "The Inkberg Enigma," by Jonathan King, "Gemma Riley and the Fashion Fiasco," by Jules Van Mil, and Brain Freeze by Oliver Phommavanh. Plus Oliver and Zana stop in to the Mavens hot seat for an interview. Author links: https://www.zanafraillon.com/ Want this at your local library, here's what you'll need. Author: Zana Fraillon Illustrator:  Title: The Lost Soul Atlas Format: Book Publisher: Hachette Date:  July 14 2020 ISBN: 9780734419934 Author links: https://geckopress.com/bookshop/the-inkberg-enigma/ Want this at your local library, here's what you'll need. Author: Jonathan King Title: The Inkberg Enigma Format: Paperback Publisher: Gecko Press Date:  August 2020 ISBN: 9781776572663 Author links: https://julesvanmil.com/ Illustrator links: https://au.linkedin.com/in/anne-yi-494836b Want this at your local library, here's what you'll need. Author: Jules Van Mil Illustrator:  Anne Yi Title:  Gemma Riley and the Fashion Fiasco Format: Book Publisher:  Pan MacMillan Date:  28 July 2020 ISBN: 9781760784201 Author links: https://www.oliverwriter.com/ Want this at your local library, here's what you'll need. Author: Oliver Phommavanh  Title: Brain Freeze Format: Book Publisher: Penguin Random House Date:  1 September 2020 ISBN: 9781760897147 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens
1:14:24
August 19, 2020
Episode 61: Eloise And The Bucket Full of Stars / The Wolves of Greycoat Hall / Monstrous Devices / The Mummy Smugglers of Crumblin Castle / Lucinda Gifford Interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Eloise And The Bucket Full of Stars," by Janene Brian, as well as, "The Wolves of Greycoat Hall," by Lucinda Gifford.  Julie reviews, "Monstrous Devices," by Damien Love, Illustrated by Sam LeDoyen and, "The Mummy Smugglers of Crumblin Castle," by Pamela Rushby, Illustrated by Nelle May Pierce. Plus Lucinda stops back into the Mavens hot seat to talk writing thing time... As mentioned in our intro here is Dan The Veggie Bin Man links: https://dantheveggiebinman.com/ Author links: https://janeenbrian.com.au/ Illustrator links: https://traciegrimwood.com.au/ Want this at your local library, here's what you'll need. Author: Janeen Brian Illustrator: Tracie Grimwood Title: Eloise And The Bucket Full Of Stars Format: Book Publisher: Walker Australia Date:  1 June 2020 ISBN: 9781760651879   Author links: https://www.lucindagiffordbooks.com/ Want this at your local library, here's what you'll need. Author: The Wolves of Greycoat Hall Title: Lucinda Gifford Format: Book Publisher: Walker Books Australia Date:  September 2020 ISBN: 9781760651596   Author links: https://damienlove.com/monstrous-devices/ Illustrator links: https://cargocollective.com/ledoyenillustration Want this at your local library, here's what you'll need. Author:  Damien Love Illustrator: Sam LeDoyen Title: Monstrous Devices Format: Book Publisher: Rock The Boat Date:  September 2019 ISBN: 978-0451478597   Author links: https://pamelarushby.com/ Nelle May's Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/nellemay/ Want this at your local library, here's what you'll need. Author: Pamela Rushby Illustrator: Nelle May Pierce Title: The Mummy Smugglers of Crumblin Castle Format: Book Publisher: Walker Books Australia Date:  July 2020 ISBN: 978-1760651930 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  
50:20
August 5, 2020
Episode 60: When Rain Turns To Snow /The Strangeworlds Travel Agency/ The Secret Library of Hummingbird House / Jane Godwin / Julieanne Negri
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "When Rain Turns To Snow," by Jane Godwin, and Julie reviews,  "The Strangeworlds Travel Agency, by L.D Lapinski, and "The Secret Library of Hummingbird House." by Julieanne Negri. The Mini Mavens review, "How To Make A Pet Monster; Hodgepodge, " by Lili Wilkinson, Illustrated by Dustin Spence. And Aleesah Darlison's "League of Llamas, Undercover Llama book 3," and "Rogue Llama, book 4." Plus Jane and Julianne stop in to the Mavens hot seat for an interview. Author Links: http://www.janegodwin.com.au/ Want this book at your local library? Here's what you'll need. Author: Jane Godwin  Title: When Rain Turns To Snow Format: Book Publisher: Hachette Date:  June 30,  2020 ISBN: 9780734420053 Author Links: https://www.ldlapinski.com/ Want this book at your local library? Here's what you'll need. Author: L.D. Lapinski Title:  The Strangeworlds Travel Agency Format: Book Publisher: Orion Date:  28 April 2020 ISBN: 9781510105942 Author Links: https://www.juliannenegri.com/hattie-maxwell-and-the-library-of-l Want this book at your local library? Here's what you'll need. Author: Julieanne Negri Title: The Secret Library of Hummingbird House Format: Book Publisher: Affirm Press Date:  30 June 2020 ISBN: 9781925870497 Author Links: http://www.liliwilkinson.com.au/ Illustrator Links: http://www.illustratorsaustralia.com/portfolios/dustin-spence/ Want this book at your local library? Here's what you'll need. Author: Lili Wilkinson Illustrator: Dustin Spence Title: How To Make A Pet Monster; Hodgepodge Format: Book Publisher: Albert Street Books Date:  July 2 2020 ISBN: 9781760877385 Author Links: http://www.aleesahdarlison.com/ Illustrator:  http://www.simongreiner.com/about Want this book at your local library? Here's what you'll need. Author: Aleesah Darlison Illustrator: Simon Greiner Title: League of Llamas book 3; Undercover Llama's Format: Book Publisher: Puffin Date:  July 2 2020 ISBN: 9781760894191 Want this book at your local library? Here's what you'll need. Author: Aleesah Darlison Illustrator: Simon Greiner Title: League of Llamas book 4; Rogue Llama Format: Book Publisher: Puffin Date:  2 July 2020 ISBN: 9781760894207 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens
1:53:07
June 24, 2020
Episode 59: The Book of Chance/ The Theory of Hummingbirds / Michelle Kadarusman / Sue Whiting / Kate O'Donnell Younger Sun Bookshop
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, we must pause to acknowledge #Reconcilliation Week in Australia.  https://www.reconciliation.org.au/national-reconciliation-week/ Please check out and support Magabala Books: https://www.magabala.com/collections/junior-fiction And for excellent teaching resources Pamela mentions, hop on over to https://www.wingaru.com.au/ and   https://www.crackerjackeducation.com.au/ And we'd love it if you would hop on over and donate to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation: https://www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au/ For our reviews. Pamela explores,  "The Book of Chance," by Sue Whiting,  and Julie explores, "The Theory Of Hummingbirds," by Michelle Kadarusman, plus Sue and Michelle stops in for some authorly banter, and we also have Kate O'Donnell jump back into the hot seat for some May/June book recommendations...   Author Links: https://suewhiting.com/the-book-of-chance/ Want this book at your local library? Here's what you'll need. Author: Sue Whiting Title: The Book of Chance Format: Book  Publisher: Walker Books Australia Date:  1 April 2020 ISBN: 978-1-760651-36-7 Author Links: https://www.uqp.com.au/books/the-theory-of-hummingbirds Want this book at your local library? Here's what you'll need. Author: Michelle Kadarusman Title: The Theory of Hummingbirds Format: Book Publisher: University of Queensland Press Date: 2 June 2020 ISBN: 9780702262920 Sun Book Shop recommendations: http://www.sunbookshop.com Note: PB Picture Book, JF Junior Fiction, MG Middle Grade, YA Young Adult Super Sporty Girls: JF Landing with Wings by Trace Balla: PB Real Pigeons: Peck Punches: by Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood: JF Her Perilous Mansion by Sean Williams: MG Otillie Colter and the Withering World by Rhiannon Williams: MG The Smugglers Secret by Elly Griffiths: MG Everybody Counts by Kristin Roskifte: PB Everyone's Awake by Colin Meloy, Illustrated by Shawn Hariss: PB No Never by Libby Hathorn and Lisa Hathorn - Jarmin, illustrated by Mel Pierce: PB Sweep by Jonathon Auxier: MG The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller: YA The End of The World Is Greater Than Love by Davina Bell: YA  Eloise and the Bucket of Stars by Janeen Brian: MG  The Lost Soul Atlas by Zan Fraillon: YA  Please Don't Hug Me by Kay Kerr: YA Peter Lyre's Rating Normal by Anna Whately: YA To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens
1:35:07
June 10, 2020
Episode 58: Beyond Belief / As Fast As I can / The Power Of Positive Pranking / Dee White interview / Nat Amoore interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews,  "Beyond Belief," by Dee White,  and Julie reviews two books.  "As Fast As I Can," by Penny Tangey,  and "The Power Of Positive Pranking," by Nat Amoore.  Plus Nat stops back in to the Mavens hot seat for a one year post debut follow up interview. Author links: https://www.deescribe.com.au/ Want this book at your local library? Here's what you'll need. Author: Dee White Title: Beyond Belief Format: Book Publisher: Scholastic Date: 1 April 2020 ISBN: 9781760662516 Author Links: https://pennytangey.com.au/ Want this book at your local library? Here's what you'll need. Author: Penny Tangey Title: As Fast As I Can Format: Book  Publisher: University of Queensland Press Date: 31/03/2020 ISBN: 9780702262814 Author links: https://www.natamoore.com/ Want this book at your local library? Here's what you'll need. Title: The Power Of Positive Pranking Format: Book Publisher: Puffin Date:  2 June 2020 ISBN: 9780143796381 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens
1:21:12
May 28, 2020
Episode 57: Interview with author Hayley Chewins
Today on Middle Grade Mavens we are doing something a little different. We have a wonderful interview with a truly inspiring writer. Pamela chats to Hayley Chewins, a middle grade author with two great books soon to be in the world. http://www.hayleychewins.com/ Hayley grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, in a house so full of books that she learnt to read by accident. She’s fond of telling people that she writes books about magical girls with secrets—even if that’s not an actual genre. Her books are literary fantasy, or surreal fairy tales, or weird magic. (Or: all of the above.) Her debut, The Turnaway Girls, was a Kirkus Best Book of 2018 and made the American Library Association’s Amelia Bloomer List of Best Feminist Books for Young Readers. Her second book, The Sisters of Straygarden Place, is forthcoming from Candlewick Press on September 15th, 2020. Hayley lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, with her soulmate/husband/fellow coffee addict, Liale, and their toy poodle, Darfer. Her book the Turnaway Girls is available in all good book shops world wide: http://www.hayleychewins.com/the-turnaway-girls The Sisters Of StrayGarden Place is coming soon:  http://www.hayleychewins.com/the-sisters-of-straygarden-place Want these in your local library? Here's what you will need. Title: The Turnaway Girls Format: Book Author: Hayley Chewins Publisher: Candlewick Press Date: 19 September 2018 ISBN: 9780763697921 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens
58:57
May 13, 2020
Episode 56: Bonus with Chrissie Perry/ Meg Whelan Affirm Press
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, we have something a little different. We chat to Chrissie Perry, author of over 35 books for children and young adults. Chrissie has been innovating in the time of Covid 19, and we wanted to bring you up to speed on her Penelope Perfect series. We also chat to Meg Whelan, Children's Editor at Affirm Press, about the changing nature of the children's book publishing industry.  For Links to Chrissie's You tube with Haileybury College, head on over to:  https://haileyburycollege.instructuremedia.com/embed/93ab15b3-5a31-45eb-8f8a-d2ac7c28adbd   https://haileyburycollege.instructuremedia.com/embed/a1c2d1bb-f1b2-4eb5-a14c-40660ff7169f https://haileyburycollege.instructuremedia.com/embed/996aa78b-fe89-44e7-9474-ddd7b7812c67 Chrissie's Website: https://chrissieperry.com/ Want Chrissie's books at your local library? Here's what you will need. Title: Penelope Perfect Best Friend Project https://www.hardiegrant.com/au/publishing/bookfinder/book/project-best-friend-by-chrissie-perry/9781760505578 Meg Whelan's Affirm Press recommendations: https://affirmpress.com.au/ Affirm Press Mentorship Program: https://www.varuna.com.au/fellowships/affirm To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens
37:09
May 5, 2020
Episode 55: The Tell / The Year The Maps Changed / Danielle Binks Interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "The Tell," by Martin Chatterton, and Julie reviews, "The Year The Maps Changed, by Danielle Binks, Illustrated by Astred Hicks. Plus Danielle stops into the Mavens hot seat for an interview.  Author links: Martin Chatterton https://www.worldofchatterton.com/the-tell.html  Want this book at your local library? Here's what you will need. Title: The Tell Author: Martin Chatterton Format: Book Publisher: Penguin Random House Date: 28 April 2020 ISBN: 9781760895945 Drop by Danielle's Virtual Book launch https://ozauthors.online/watch?e=2   Author Links: https://daniellebinks.com/  Illustrator Links: http://designcherry.com/about-2/  Want this book in your local library? Here's what you'll need!  Title: The Year The Maps Changed  Author: Danielle Binks  Illustrator: Astred Hicks  Format: Book  Publisher: Hachette  Date: April 28 2020  ISBN: 9780734419712   To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com  To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens
44:28
April 29, 2020
Episode 54: Bonus: Susannah Chambers Allen and Unwin / Kate O'Donnell Younger Sun Bookshop
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, we have another great bonus for you.  We chat with Susannah Chambers of Allen and Unwin, about the changing face of the Children's Book Publishing world during Covid19.  We also chat with Kate O'Donnell, Children's Bookseller at the Younger Sun Book shop, Yarraville, Victoria, about the changing face of book selling in this difficult time. We heard some great book recommendations from these two folks, so please support our Aussie book industry and order a copy from the details below. For Susannah's Books, head over to:  The Snow Wombat https://allenandunwin.com/browse/books/childrens/picture-books/The-Snow-Wombat-Susannah-Chambers-illustrated-by-Mark-Jackson-9781760113810 For Allen and Unwin book recommendations head on over to: There's No Such Thing: by Heidi McKinnon: https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/childrens/Theres-No-Such-Thing-Heidi-McKinnon-9781760877279 Her Perilous Mansion: by Sean Williams: https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/childrens/Her-Perilous-Mansion-Sean-Williams-9781760877361 Hodge Podge: How To Make A Pet Monster: by Lili Wilkinson, Illustrated by Dustin Spence:  https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/childrens/Hodgepodge-How-to-Make-a-Pet-Monster-1-Lili-Wilkinson-illustrated-by-Dustin-Spence-9781760877385 The January Stars: Kate Constable: https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/childrens/The-January-Stars-Kate-Constable-9781760525026 For The Younger Sun book recommendations head on over to:  https://shop.sunbookshop.com/catalog.cgi?stype=SU&stext=Feat Respect: by Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson https://shop.sunbookshop.com/details.cgi?ITEMNO=9781925936315 Who's Your Real Mum: by Bernadette Green and Anna Zobel https://shop.sunbookshop.com/details.cgi?ITEMNO=9781925849493 The January Stars by Kate Constable: https://shop.sunbookshop.com/details.cgi?ITEMNO=9781760525026 The List of Things That Will Not Change: by Rebecca Stead https://shop.sunbookshop.com/details.cgi?ITEMNO=9781922268679 Highway Bodies by Alison Evans: https://shop.sunbookshop.com/details.cgi?ITEMNO=9781760685027 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens
37:22
April 22, 2020
Episode 53: Nelson 1: Pumpkins and Aliens / Gargantis / Threads of Magic/Jacqueline Harvey Interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Nelson 1: Pumpkins and Aliens, by Andrew Levins, Illustrated by Katie Kear, and Julie reviews "Gargantis," by Thomas Taylor, Illustrated by Thom Booth.  Plus, Jacqueline Harvey stops into the Mavens hot seat for an interview.  Author Links: https://www.penguin.com.au/authors/andrew-levins Illustrator Links:  https://www.penguin.com.au/authors/katie-kear Want this book in your local library? Here's what you'll need! Title: Nelson 1: Pumpkins and Aliens Author: Andrew Levins Illustrator: Katie Kear Format: Book Publisher: Puffin Date: 31 March 2020 ISBN: 9781760893347 Author Links:  Illustrator Links:   Want this book in your local library? Here's what you'll need! Title: Gargantis Author: Thomas Taylor Illustrator: Thom Booth Format: Book Publisher: Walker Australia Date: April 20 2020 ISBN: 9781406386295 Author Links: https://alisoncroggon.com/ Want this book in your local library? Here's what you'll need! Title: Threads of Magic Author: Alison Croggan Format: Book Publisher: Walker Books Australia Date: 1 March 2020 ISBN: 9781406384741 Interview: Jacqueline Harvey Authors Links: http://jacquelineharvey.com.au/ Want this book in your local library? Here's what you'll need! Title: Kensy and Max : Freefall Author:  Jacqueline Harvey Format: Book Publisher: Penguin Random House Date: 3 March 2020 ISBN: 9780143796985 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens
55:04
April 15, 2020
Episode 52: Industry insider chat: Leesa Lambert of The Little Bookroom / Marisa Pintado of Hardie Grant Egmont
Today on Middle Grade Mavens we chat with Leesa Lambert of The Little Bookroom Carlton Victoria and Marisa Pintado of Hardie Grant Egmont, about the changing face of the children's book selling and publishing industry during Covid 19. The Little Bookroom recommendation quiz link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiSQ2stZ5U-iNwsjB1t2veU9o-dqAVetdiMHKnM41o6XDJOw/viewform Hardie Grant Egmont links: https://www.hardiegrant.com/au/egmont Ampersand Prize: https://www.hardiegrant.com/au/egmont/ampersand-prize Sally Rippin Holiday Program: https://www.sallyrippin.com/?fbclid=IwAR3ULFONSwvSIuNzJA931zwFBrlhJ4PY6g_cKYyDlcmiLt1UkimuPlofeoI Want to buy this book. Here's the information you will need Title: Billy B Brown: The Grumpy Neighbour Author: Sally Rippin ISBN:  9781760501907 Release Date: 1 April 2020 Title: Billy B Brown: The Hat Parade Author: Sally Rippin ISBN:  9781760504984 Release Date: 1 April 2020 Title: Billy B Brown: The Honey Bees Author: Sally Rippin ISBN: 9781760504991 Release Date: 1 April 2020 Title: Little Legends: Taking Sides Author: Nicole Hayes, Adrian Beck Illustrator: James Hart ISBN: 9781760505431 Release Date: 1 June 2020 Title: Little Legends: Ozzy Rules Author: Nicole Hayes, Adrian Beck Illustrated: James Hart ISBN: 9781760505424 Release Date: 1 April 2020 Title: When It Drops Author: Alex Dyson ISBN: 9781760505042 Release Date: 1 May 2020 Title: Real Pigeons: Peck Punches Author:  Andrew McDonald Illustrator: Ben Wood ISBN: 9781760502911 Release Date: 1 May 2020 If you’ve been listening to our show in 2020, you’ll know we did an #MiddleGradeMavensAskTheEditor series, to prepare you for conferences like Kidlitvic and CYA. The good news is these conferences aren’t cancelled due to the outbreak of Corona Virus. Kidlitvic is merely postponed to November, and CYA is forging ahead in July going totally online. In the space of about a month, the world has dramatically changed. Terms like essential services are spoken about on a daily basis and the world has been asked to stay at home. We contemplated this long and hard when it comes to books, after all, we are all about books. The thing is, we consider books to be an essential services. Thankfully, we are pleased to discover many folks agree. We’ve opened our social media platform doors to authors and illustrators that have cancelled their book launches, offering to promote them the best way we know how, by showing you wonderful book covers and displaying fantastic book blurbs. Creators keep sending us those requests to mavens@middlegradepodcast.com We aren’t the only ones innovating obviously. Book shops are no longer open to the public but delivering door to door, and libraries are following suit by changing their services models to suit this terrifying and turbulent time. When talking about books however, we can’t forget about the book makers. We asked a bookseller and two publishers a few questions about how things are changing during Covid19 and guess what, they agreed. So sit back and have a listen to our bonus episode on how the kids book industry is changing world we live in.
46:55
April 9, 2020
Episode 51: Derek Dool Super Cool / Hotel Flamingo / Monty's Island / Adrian Beck interview / Lucinda Gifford interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Derek Dool, Super Cool," by Adrian Beck, Illustrated by Scott Edgar, as well as "Hotel Flamingo," by Alex Milway and Julie reviews "Monty's Island: Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell, " by Emily Rodda, Illustrated by Lucinda Gifford. Plus, Adrian and Lucinda stop into the middle grade mavens hot seat for an interview. Author Links: http://adrianbeck.com.au/ Illustrator Links:  https://scottedgarillustrator.com/ Want this book in your local library? Here's what you'll need! Title: Derek Dool, Super Cool Author: Adrian Beck Illustrator:  Scott Edgar Format:  Book Publisher:  Penguin Australia Date:  3 March 2020 ISBN: 9781760892951 Author/Illustrator Links: http://www.alexmilway.com/ Want this book in your local library? Here's what you'll need! Title: Hotel Flamingo Author: Alex Milway Illustrator:  Alex Milway Format:  Book Publisher:  Bonnier Date: 4 March 2019 ISBN: 9781848127753 Author Links: http://www.emilyrodda.com/ Illustrator Links:  https://www.lucindagiffordbooks.com/ Want this book in your local library? Here's what you'll need! Title: Monty's Island: Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell Author: Emily Rodda Illustrator: Lucinda Gifford   Format: Book Publisher: Allen and Unwin   Date: March 2020 ISBN: 9781760529857 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens
1:30:29
April 1, 2020
Episode 50: League of Llamas / Whoa I Spy A Werewolf / Aleesah Darlison interview / Jude Rossell in Germany
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "League of Llamas," by Aleesah Darlison, illustrated by Simon Greiner, and Julie reviews, "Whoa, I Spy A Werewolf," by Justin Davies, Illustrated by Kim Geyer. Plus Aleesah stops into the Mavens hot seat for an interview, and Jude Rossell joins us from her castle in Germany! Author Links: http://www.aleesahdarlison.com/ Illustrator Links: http://www.simongreiner.com/ Want this book in your local library? Here's what you'll need! Title: League of Llamas Author: Aleesah Darlinson Illustrator: Simon Greiner Format: Book Publisher: Puffin Date: 3 March 2020 ISBN: 9781760894160 Author Links: https://justindaviesauthor.com/ Illustrator Links: https://www.kimgeyer.com/ Want this book in your local library? Here's what you'll need. Title: Woah I Spy A Werewolf Author: Justin Davies Illustrator: Kim Geyer Format: Book Publisher: Hachette Date 9th January 2020 ISBN:  9781408355480 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens
1:16:03
March 19, 2020
Episode 49: Danny Best: Watch This / Anzac Girl / Jen Storer / Kate Simpson
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Danny Best: Watch This," by Jen Storer, Illustrated by Mitch Vane, and Julie reviews, "Anzac Girl: The War Diaries of Alice Ross-King," by Kate Simpson, Illustrated by Jess Racklyeft.  Author Links: https://jenstorer.com/ Illustrator Links:  https://mitchvane.com/ Want this book in your local library? Here's what you'll need! Title: Danny Best: Watch This Author: Jen Storer Illustrator:  Mitch Vane Format:  Book Publisher:  Harper Collins Date: 1 Feb 2020 ISBN: 9780733333361 Author Links: https://www.katesimpsonbooks.com/ Illustrator Links: https://jessesmess.com/ Want this book in your local library? Here's what you'll need! Title: Anzac Girl: The War diaries of Alice Ross-King Author: Kate Simpson Illustrator: Jess Racklyeft Format: Book Publisher: Allen and Unwin Date: March 2020 ISBN: 9781760637019 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens
1:34:31
March 4, 2020
Episode 48: Edie's Experiements/ Lizard's Tale/ The Sound of Dark/ The Chickens Curse/ Charlotte Barkla/ Catherine Pelosi
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Edie's Experiments," by Charlotte Barkla, Illustrated by Sandy Flett. Pamela also reviews, "The Sound of Dark," a 100StoryBuilding Anthology. Julie reviews reviews, "Lizard's Tale," by Weng Wai Chan, and Julie also reviews, "The Chickens Curse," by Frances Watts, Illustrated by Kelly Canby. Plus Charlotte Barkla stops in as well as Catherine Pelosi, of "Quark's Academy." Two wonderful authors with a love of books with STEM themes join us in the Mavens hot seat for an interview. Author Links: https://www.charlottebarkla.com/ lllustrator Links: https://sandyflettart.com/ Want to request this at your local library, here's what you will need? Title: Edie's Experiments: How To Make Friends Author: Charlotte Barkla Illustrator: Sandy Flett Format: Book Publisher: Penguin Random House Date: 4 Feb 2020 ISBN: 9781760891770 Author links: https://www.100storybuilding.org.au/ Want to request this at your local library, here's what you will need? Title: The Sound Of Dark Author: Anthology Format: Book Publisher: 100 Story Building Date: Nov 2019 Author links: https://www.textpublishing.com.au/books/lizard-s-tale Want to request this at your local library, here's what you will need? Title: Lizard's Tale Author: Weng Wai Chan Format: Book Publisher: Text Publishing Date: July 2019 ISBN: 9781925603910 Author links: http://franceswatts.com/ Illustrator links: https://kellycanby.com/ Want to request this at your local library, here's what you will need? Title: The Chicken's Curse Author: Frances Watts Illustrator: Kelly Canby Format: Book Publisher: Allen and Unwin Date: Feb 2020 ISBN: 9781760525569 Author links: https://catherinepelosi.com/ Want to request this at your local library, here's what you will need? Title: Quark's Academy Author: Catherine Pelosi Format: Book Publisher: Hachette Date: Jan 2018 ISBN: 9780734417800 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
1:04:09
February 19, 2020
Episode 46 and 47 Bonus: Ask The Editor: Jane Pearson of Text Publishing: Wrap Up for Summer Series.
Today on Middle Grade Mavens we're doing something different in our bonus, "Ask The Editor," series. Running over January - February 2020, each week we'll bring some insider information on what exactly is on some incredible Australian Children's book editor's wish list's. We hope this will be helpful for our author and illustrator listeners who might be attending some great children's literature conferences in 2020. The Mavens are avid supporters of KidLitVic, of which the tickets go on sale 10th February 2020. Today we welcome Jane Pearson, Senior Editor at Text Publishing. She had some wonderful insights into the world of Middle-Grade Books. Publisher Links: https://www.textpublishing.com.au/ For more books by this publisher, check out https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-28-Songbird--The-Butterfly-Circus--The-Brilliant-Ideas-of-Lily-Green--Lisa-Siberry-Interview--Louise-Park-Interview-e4prtr Kidlitvic Link: http://www.kidlitvic.com/conference-information Plus, Pamela and Julie do a bit of a wrap up for the summer series! To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
39:34
February 16, 2020
Episode 45 Bonus: Ask The Editor: Clair Hume of University of Queensland Press
Today on Middle Grade Mavens we're doing something different in our bonus, "Ask The Editor," series. Running over January - February 2020, each week we'll bring some insider information on what exactly is on some incredible Australian Children's book editor's wish list's. We hope this will be helpful for our author and illustrator listeners who might be attending some great children's literature conferences in 2020. The Mavens are avid supporters of KidLitVic, of which the tickets go on sale 10th February 2020. Today we welcome Clair Hume of University of Queensland Press.  Clair brings some wonderful insights, so get your pens ready folks.... Enjoy! Publisher Links: https://www.uqp.uq.edu.au/ If you want to check out some other books by this publisher, head on over to Episode 21 for Pip Harry's, "The Little Wave." https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-21-The-Mavens-review-His-Name-Was-Walter--The-Little-Wave--Boot--Pip-Harry-Interview-e45mu6 KidLitVic Links: http://www.kidlitvic.com/ To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
24:41
February 13, 2020
Episode 44 Bonus: Ask The Editor: Nancy Conescu of Berbay books
Today on Middle Grade Mavens we're doing something different in our bonus, "Ask The Editor," series. Running over January - February 2020, each week we'll bring some insider information on what exactly is on some incredible Australian Children's book editor's wish list's. We hope this will be helpful for our author and illustrator listeners who might be attending some great children's literature conferences in 2020.  Mavens are avid supporters of KidLitVic, of which the tickets go on sale 10th February 2020. In this episode we have Nancy Conescu of Berbay Books. Nancy brings some wonderful insights into the world of Middle-Grade, so get your pens ready folks ... Enjoy! Publisher Links: http://www.berbaybooks.com/ KidLitVic Links: http://www.kidlitvic.com/ If you want to check out some great books by this publisher, head over to Episode 27 for our review of Grace's Secrets by Louise Park https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-27-The-Mavens-review-Graces-Secret--How-To-Make-A-Movie-In-12-Days--Interview-Fiona-Hardy-e4p294 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
25:18
February 11, 2020
Episode 43 Bonus: Ask The Editor: Davina Bell of Affirm Press
Today on Middle Grade Mavens we're doing something different in our bonus, "Ask The Editor," series. Running over January - February 2020, each week we'll bring some insider information on what exactly is on some incredible Australian Children's book editor's wish list's. We hope this will be helpful for our author and illustrator listeners who might be attending some great children's literature conferences in 2020. The Mavens are avid supporters of KidLitVic, of which the tickets go on sale 10th February 2020. In this episode we have Davina Bell of Affirm Press. Davina brings some wonderful insights, so get your pens ready folks.... Enjoy! Publisher Links: https://affirmpress.com.au/ If you want to check out some other books by this publisher, head on over to episode 27 for Fiona Hardy's, "How To Make A Movie In 12 Days."  https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-27-The-Mavens-review-Graces-Secret--How-To-Make-A-Movie-In-12-Days--Interview-Fiona-Hardy-e4p294 Want to request Davina's middle-grade books at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: Sophia and the Corner Park Clubhouse Format: Book Author: Davina Bell Distributor: Hardie Grant Egmont Date: May 2019 ISBN: 9781760503970 Want to request Davina's middle-grade books at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: The Secret Life of Lola : Corner Park Clubhouse #2 Author: Davina Bell Format: Book Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont Date:  Sept 2019 ISBN: 9781760504038 KidLitVic Links: http://www.kidlitvic.com/ To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
43:23
February 7, 2020
Episdoe 42 Bonus: Ask The Editor: Paul Collins of Ford Street Publishing
Today on Middle Grade Mavens we're doing something different in our bonus, "Ask The Editor," series. Running over January - February 2020, each week we'll bring some insider information on what exactly is on some incredible Australian Children's book editor's wish list's. We hope this will be helpful for our author and illustrator listeners who might be attending some great children's literature conferences in 2020. The Mavens are avid supporters of KidLitVic, of which the tickets go on sale 10th February 2020. We welcome Paul Collins, Publisher at Ford Street books to the Maven's hot seat. He had some wonderful insights into the world of middle-grade books. Publisher Links: https://fordstreetpublishing.com/ Kidlitvic Link: http://www.kidlitvic.com/conference-information To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
24:59
February 2, 2020
Episode 41 Bonus: Ask The Illustrator: Nelle May Pierce
Today on Middle Grade Mavens we're doing something different in our bonus, "Ask The Editor," series. Running over January - February 2020, each week we'll bring you some insider information on what exactly is on some incredible Australian Children's book editor's wish list's. We hope this will be helpful for our author and illustrator listeners, who might be attending some great children's literature conferences in 2020. The Mavens are avid supporters of KidLitVic, of which the tickets go on sale 10 February, 2020.  Today we have an illustrator in the hot seat in Nelle May Pierce. http://www.nellemay.com/ She had some wonderful insights into what happens after the contracts are signed, and how she goes about her illustration process. Plus she has two amazing books coming out in 2020, which we can't wait to get our hands on. Author links: https://www.louisepark.com.au/ Want to request Nelle and Louise's book at your local library.  Here's the information you will.  Title: 7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading Author: Louise Park  Illustrator: Nelle May Pierce Format: Book Publisher: Allen and Unwin Date: Feb 2020 ISBN: 9781760524678 Want to request Nelle and Pamela's book at your local library.  Here's the information you will. Title: The Mummy Smugglers of Crumblin Castle Author: Pamela Rushby Illustrator: Nelle May Pierce Format: Book Publisher: Walker Books Australia Date: July 2020 ISBN: 9781760651930 For more information on Kidlitvic jump on over to http://www.kidlitvic.com/conference-information  To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to  https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at  https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline,  follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
26:01
January 29, 2020
Episode 40 Bonus: Ask The Editor: Suzanne O'Sullivan of Hachette
Today on Middle Grade Mavens we're doing something different in our bonus, "Ask The Editor," series. Running over January - February 2020, each week we'll bring some insider information on what exactly is on some incredible Australian Children's book editor's wish list's. We hope this will be helpful for our author and illustrator listeners who might be attending some great children's literature conferences in 2020. The Mavens are avid supporters of KidLitVic, of which the tickets go on sale 10th February 2020.  Today we welcome Suzanne O'Sullivan, Publisher at Hachette books. She had some wonderful insights into the children's book industry. Publisher Links: https://www.hachette.com.au/ For more book review episodes from this publisher, check out https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-9--The-Mavens-review-The-Orchard-Underground--Wundersmith--Mat-Larkin-Interview-e2vma5 https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-21-The-Mavens-review-His-Name-Was-Walter--The-Little-Wave--Boot--Pip-Harry-Interview-e45mu6 Kidlitvic Link: http://www.kidlitvic.com/conference-information  To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com  To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
22:22
January 26, 2020
Episode 39 Bonus: Ask The Editor: Susannah Chambers of Allen and Unwin
Today on Middle Grade Mavens we're doing something different in our bonus, "Ask The Editor," series. Running over January - February 2020, each week we'll bring some insider information on what exactly is on some incredible Australian Children's book editor's wish list's. We hope this will be helpful for our author and illustrator listeners who might be attending some great children's literature conferences in 2020. The Mavens are avid supporters of KidLitVic, of which the tickets go on sale 10th February 2020. In this episode we have Susannah Chambers, of Allen and Unwin. Susannah brings some wonderful insights, so get your pens ready folks.... Enjoy! Publisher Links: https://www.allenandunwin.com/ If you want to check out some other books by this publisher, head on over to:   Episode 2 Swallows Dance by Wendy Orr https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-2-Danielle-Binks-on-middle-grade-plus-reviews-Swallows-Dance--Wyrd--Cate-Whittle-Interview-e2135r Episode 10 Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-10-The-Mavens-review-Lennys-Book-of-Everything--The-Beast-of-Hushing-Wood--Gabrielle-Wang-Interview-e36kr2 Episode 19 Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery by Renee Treml https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-19-The-Mavens-review-Sherlock-Bones-And-The-Natural-History-Mystery--Raising-Readers--Megan-Daley-Interview-e3q8kt Episode 30 Wolf Girl by Ahn Do https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-30-Wolf-Girl--Taylor-and-Rose-Spies-in-St-Petersburg-e5pbnv KidLitVic Links: http://www.kidlitvic.com/ Want to request Susannah's books at your local library, here's what you will need? Title: The Snow Wombat Author: Susannah Chambers Illustrator: Mark Jackson Format: Picture Book Publisher: Allen and Unwin Date: May 2018 ISBN: 9781760632939 Title: The Beach Wombat Author: Susannah Chambers Illustrator: Mark Jackson Format: Picture Book Publisher: Allen and Unwin Date: December 2019 ISBN: 9781760631857 Title: The Easter Bunnyroo Author: Susannah Chambers Illustrator: Laura Wood Format: Picture Book Publisher: Allen and Unwin Date: Feb 2020 ISBN: 9781760635015 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
38:36
January 22, 2020
Episode 38 Bonus: Ask The Editor: Michelle Madden of Penguin Random House
Today on Middle Grade Mavens we're doing something different in our bonus, "Ask The Editor," series. Running over January - February 2020, each week we'll bring you some insider information on what exactly is on some incredible Australian Children's book editor's wish list's. We hope this will be helpful for our author and illustrator listeners, who might be attending some great children's literature conferences in 2020. The Mavens are avid supporters of KidLitVic, of which the tickets go on sale 10 February, 2020. Today we have Michelle Madden of Penguin Random House Australia. Michelle brings some wonderful insights, so get your pens ready folks.... Enjoy! Publisher Links: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com.au/ To hear about more books by this publisher head on over to Episode 1: https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-1--What-is-Middle-Grade-plus-reviews-Fearless-Frederic--The-Secret-of-the-Night-Train-e20td7 Episode 10: https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-10-The-Mavens-review-Lennys-Book-of-Everything--The-Beast-of-Hushing-Wood--Gabrielle-Wang-Interview-e36kr2 Episode 11: https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-11-The-Mavens-review-The-Stupendously-Spectacular-Spelling-Bee--Max-Booth-Future-Sleuth--Cameron-McIntosh-Interview-e36krc Episode 26: https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-26-The-Mavens-review-Grimsdon--The-Boy-Who-Grew-Dragons--Deb-Abela-Interview-e4krvq Kidlitvic Link: http://www.kidlitvic.com/conference-information To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
39:38
January 19, 2020
Episode 37 Bonus : Ask The Agent: Justine Barker of Mayfair Literary Agency
Today on Middle Grade Mavens we're doing something different in our bonus, "Ask The Editor," series. Running over January - February 2020, each week we'll bring you some insider information on what exactly is on some incredible Australian Children's book editor's wish list's. We hope this will be helpful for our author and illustrator listeners, who might be attending some great children's literature conferences in 2020. The Mavens are avid supporters of KidLitVic, of which the tickets go on sale 10 February, 2020. Today we have an agent in the hot seat in Justine Barker from https://mayfairliteraryagency.com.au/about She had some wonderful insights and we can't wait to bring another perspective. For more information on Kidlitvic jump on over to http://www.kidlitvic.com/conference-information To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
30:59
January 15, 2020
Episode 36 Bonus: Ask The Editor: Marisa Pintado of Hardie Grant Egmont
Today on Middle Grade Mavens we're doing something different in our bonus, "Ask The Editor," series. Running over January - February 2020, each week we'll bring some insider information on what exactly is on some incredible Australian Children's book editor's wish list's. We hope this will be helpful for our author and illustrator listeners who might be attending some great children's literature conferences in 2020. The Mavens are avid supporters of KidLitVic, of which the tickets go on sale 10th February 2020. Today we welcome Marisa Pintado of Hardie Grant Egmont to the hot seat. She has some wonderful insights so we hope you enjoy. To check out more books by this publisher, head on over to  Episode 4, for Peter Helliar's, Frankie Fish,  https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-4-The-Mavens-review-Frankie-Fish--The-girl-with-the-broken-wing-e2osdd Episode 9, for Mat Larkin's, The Orchard Underground.: https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-9--The-Mavens-review-The-Orchard-Underground--Wundersmith--Mat-Larkin-Interview-e2vma5 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
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January 13, 2020
Episode 35 Bonus: Ask The Editor: Linsay Knight of Walker Books Australia
Today on Middle Grade Mavens we're doing something different in our bonus, "Ask The Editor," series.  Running over January - February 2020, each week we'll bring you some insider information on what exactly is on some incredible Australian Children's book editor's wish list's.  We hope this will be helpful for our author and illustrator listeners, who might be attending some great children's literature conferences in 2020. The Mavens are avid supporters of KidLitVic, of which the tickets go on sale 10 February, 2020.  First up, we have Linsay Knight, head of publishing at Walker Books Australia. Linsay brings some wonderful insights, so get your pens ready folks.... Enjoy! Publisher Links: https://www.walkerbooks.com.au/ KidLitVic Links: http://www.kidlitvic.com/ If you want to check out some other books by this publisher, head on over to  Episode 5  https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-5-The-Mavens-review-The-Mulberry-Tree--Louisianas-way--Allison-Rushby-Interview-e2osdp Episode 13  https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-13-The-Mavens-review-The-Dog-Runner--Catch-a-Falling-Star--Meg-McKinlay-Interview-e36n52 Episode 14  https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-14-The-Mavens-review-Ateban-Cipher--The-Book-of-Answers--Malamander--Allison-Tait-Interview-e36n57 Episode 16  https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-16-The-Mavens-review-Elizabella-Meets-Her-Match--Pog-e3kse2 Episode 20 https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-20-The-Mavens-review--Inheritance--Secrets-Of-A-Schoolyard-Millionaire--Nat-Amoore-Interview-e3q8kv Episode 23  https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-23-The-Mavens-review-Pie-In-The-Sky--The-Seven-Keys--Allison-Rushby-Interview-e49ipe Episode 29  https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Episode-29-The-Lost-Tide-Warriors--Max-Booth-Film-Flip--Mika--Max--Laura-Bloom-Interview-e4sqvv  Episode 32 Edwina Wyatt's: The Secrets of Magnolia Moon https://anchor.fm/middlegrademavens/episodes/Ep-32-Beverly-Right-Here--The-Secrets-of-Magnolia-Moon--Edwina-Wyatt-Interview-e7sq03 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle For our shout outs head over to https://authorsforfireys.wixsite.com/website https://www.littlebookroom.com.au/pages/1475-ABOUTUS
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January 5, 2020
Episode 34: The Mavens Top 21 for 2019 / Interview Sunshine Shamoo
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, we are wrapping up 2019 with our top 21 most loved books.  Plus we interview the mini-mavens, and our final interview for the year, with the awesome Sunshine Shamoo.   Illustrator Links: https://www.stuffbysunshine.com.au/ Sunshine's You Tube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI4-DfEBNb_aYkUzicS_TpQ Publisher Links: https://lakepress.com.au/collection/shine-bright-unicorn/ Don't forget to subscribe on your favourite podcast platform, for our 2020 Ask The Editor series, going live from January 9 2020. To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
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December 11, 2019
Episode 33: The Monster Who Wasn't / Potkin and Stubbs / Marc McBride Interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "The Monster Who Wasn't," by T.C. Shelley, and Julie reviews, "Potkin and Stubbs," by Sophie Green, Illustrated by Karl James Mountford. Plus Marc McBride of "Deltora Quest" and "The Glimme," illustrator fame, stops into the Mavens hot seat for an interview. https://www.marcmcbride.com/ Want to request these books at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Author Links:  https://twitter.com/tcshelley1?lang=en Title: The Monster Who Wasn't Format: Book Author: T.C. Shelley Publisher: Bloomsbury Date: 8 August 2019 ISBN:9781526600820 Author Links:  http://www.thelastgiant.com/ Illustrator Links: https://www.instagram.com/karljamesmountford/?hl=en Title: Potkin and Stubbs Format: Book Author: Sophie Green Illustrator: Karl James Mountford Publisher: Walker Books Uk Date: 6 May 2019 ISBN:9781848127616 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
52:59
November 27, 2019
Ep 32: Beverly Right Here / The Secrets of Magnolia Moon / Edwina Wyatt Interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Beverly Right Here," by Kate DiCamillo, and Julie reviews, "The Secrets of Magnolia Moon," by Edwina Wyatt, illustrated by Katherine Quinn.  Plus we mention some wonderful new picture books in, "Tulip and Brutus," By Liz Ledden, Illustrated by Andrew Plant, "The Day Rudolph's Nose Turned Blue," by Alison and Allan Reynolds, Illustrated by Shane McG, and "Lights On Cotton Rock," by David Litchfield.  Want to request these books at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Author Links: https://www.katedicamillo.com/ Title: Beverly Right Here Format: Book Author: Kate DiCamillo Publisher: Walker Australia Date: September 24, 2019 ISBN:9781406391633 Author Links: Edwina Wyatt: https://edwinawyatt.com.au/ Katherine Quinn:  https://www.katherinequinn.nz/illustration Title: The Secrets of Magnolia Moon Format: Book Author: Edwina Wyatt Illustrator: Katherine Quinn Publisher: Walker Australia Date: 1 November 2019 ISBN:9781760651541 Author Links: Liz Ledden: http://www.lizledden.com/ Illustrator Links: https://www.andrewplant.com/ Title: Tulip and Brutus Format: Book Author: LIz Ledden Illustrator: Andrew Plant Publisher: Ford Street Publishing Date: October 2019 ISBN:9781925804355 Author Links: Alison Reynolds: https://www.alisonreynolds.com.au/ Illustrator Links: Shane McG: https://www.shanemcgworld.com/books Title: The Day Rudolph's Nose Turned Blue Format: Book Author: Alison and Allan Reynolds Illustrator: Shane McG Publisher: Lake Press Date: September 2019 ISBN:9780655206101 Author Links: David Litchfield : https://www.davidlitchfieldillustration.com/ Title: Lights on Cotton Rock Format: Book Author: David Litchfield Publisher: Quatro Publishing Group UK Date:  November 2019 ISBN:9781786033383 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
56:27
November 13, 2019
Episode 31: The Mavens review: The Glimme / The Ghouls Of Howlfair/ Nick Tomlinson Interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "The Glimme, by Emily Rodda, Illustrated by Marc McBride, and Julie reviews, "The Ghouls of Howlfair," by Nick Tomlinson, Illustrated by Kim Geyer. Plus Nick stops by the Mavens hot seat for an interview. Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Author Links: http://www.emilyrodda.com/ Illustrator Links:  http://bookedout.com.au/find-a-speaker/author/marc-mcbride/ Title: The Glimme Format: Book Author: Emily Rodda Illustrator: Marc McBride Date: 1 October 2019 ISBN:  9781862919570 Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Author Links  https://www.nicktomlinson.com/ Illustrator Links:  https://www.kimgeyer.com/ Title: The Ghouls of Howlfair Format: Book Author: Nick Tomlinson Illustrator: Kim Geyer Publisher: Walker UK Date: 3 October 2019 ISBN:  9781406386684 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle 
51:53
October 30, 2019
Episode 30: Wolf Girl / Taylor and Rose: Spies in St Petersburg
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Wolf Girl," by Ahn Do, Illustrated by Jeremy Ley, and Julie reviews, "Taylor and Rose: Spies in St Petersburg," by Katherine Woodfine, Illustrated by Karl James Mountford. Author Links: http://www.anhdo.com.au/ Illustrator Links: https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/childrens/Into-the-Wild-Wolf-Girl-1-Anh-Do-Illustrated-by-Jeremy-Ley-9781760525095 Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: Wolf Girl Format: Paperback Author: Ahn Do Publisher: Allen and Unwin Date: July 2019 ISBN:  978-1760525095 Author Links: http://katherinewoodfine.co.uk/ Illustrator Links: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2159245/karl-james-mountford Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: Taylor and Rose: Spies in St. Petersburg. Format: Paperback Author: Katherine Woodfine Publisher: Egmont UK Date: May 2019 ISBN:  9781405287050 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
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October 17, 2019
Episode 29: The Lost Tide Warriors / Max Booth Film Flip / Mika & Max / Laura Bloom Interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "The Lost Tide Warriors," by Catherine Doyle, and Julie reviews, "Max Booth Future Sleuth : Film Flip, and for a second review she has the wonderful, "Mika & Max," by Laura Bloom, plus Laura drops by the Maven's hot seat for an interview. Author Links: https://www.catherinedoylebooks.com/ Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: The Lost Tide Warriors Format: Paperback Author: Catherine Doyle Publisher: Bloomsbury Date: 02 September 2019 ISBN:  9781547602728 Author Links:  https://www.cameronemacintosh.com.au/ Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: Max Booth Future Sleuth : Film Flip Format: Paperback Author: Cameron Macintosh Distributor: Big Sky Publishing Date: 16 September 2019 ISBN:  9781922265104 Author Links: https://www.laurabloom.com.au/ Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: Mika & Max Format: Paperback Author: Laura Bloom Distributor: Walker Books Aus Date: 1 August 2019 ISBN:  9781760651145 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
56:04
October 2, 2019
Episode 28: Songbird / The Butterfly Circus / The Brilliant Ideas of Lily Green / Lisa Siberry Interview / Louise Park Interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Songbird," by Ingrid Laguna, and Julie does a double review in, "The Butterfly Circus," by Francesca Armour-Chelu and, "The brilliant ideas of Lily Green," by Lisa Siberry, plus Louise Park and Lisa Siberry stop into the hot seat for an interview   Author links: https://www.textpublishing.com.au/books/songbird Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: Songbird Format: Paperback Author: Ingrid Laguna Distributor: Text Publishing Date: 7 May 2019 ISBN:  9781925773538 Author Links:  https://twitter.com/fkarmourchelu?lang=en Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: The Butterfly Circus Format: Paperback Author: Fracesca Armour-Chelu Distributor: Walker Books  Date: 6 June 2019 ISBN:  9781406384369 Author Links: http://www.lisasiberry.com/ Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: The Brilliant Ideas of Lily Green Format: Paperback Author: Lisa Siberry Distributor: Hardie Grant Egmont Date: 1 August 2019 ISBN:  9781760503659 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle 
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September 18, 2019
Episode 27: The Mavens review: Grace's Secret / How To Make A Movie In 12 Days / Interview Fiona Hardy
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Grace's Secrets," by Louise Park, and Julie reviews, "How to Make a Movie In 12 days by," Fiona Hardy, plus Fiona also stops by the Mavens hot seat for an interview.... Author Links:  https://www.louisepark.com.au/ Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: Grace's secrets Format: Paperback Author: Louise Park Publisher: Berbay Books Date: 1 September 2019 ISBN: 9780648397366  Author Links: https://affirmpress.com.au/publishing/fiona-hardy/ Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: How to make a movie in 12 days Format: Paperback Author: Fiona Hardy Distributor: Affirm Date: 27th of August 2019 ISBN:   9781925870657   To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle 
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September 5, 2019
Episode 26: The Mavens review: Grimsdon / The Boy Who Grew Dragons / Deb Abela Interview
Author Links:Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Grimsdon," by Deborah Abela, and Julie reviews, "The Boy Who Grew Dragons," by Andy Shepherd, Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie, plus a bonus review of, "The Boy Who Flew With Dragons."  Author links:   Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: The Boy Who Grew Dragons Format: Paperback Author: Andy Shepherd Distributor: Allen and Unwin Date: 27 June 2018 ISBN: 9781848126497    Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: The Boy Who Flew With Dragons Format: Paperback Author: Andy Shepherd Distributor: Allen and Unwin Date: 1 April 2019 ISBN: 9781848127357    To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle 
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August 21, 2019
Episode 25: The Mavens review: Ice Wolves / Help I Smell A Monster / Maraya Bell Interview / Hazel Edwards Interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela, reviews, "Ice Wolves," by Amie Kaufman, and Julie reviews, "Help I smell a Monster," by Justin Davies, Illustrated by Kim Geyer, and Julie manages to wrangle Maraya Bell, Publicist at Walker Books Australia, as well as the incredible Hazel Edwards, into the Middle grade Mavens Hot seat for some industry banter...  Author links: http://amiekaufman.com/ Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: Ice Wolves Format: Paperback Author: Amie Kaufman Distributor: Harper Collins Australia Date: 5 March 2019 ISBN:  9781460755273  Author Links: https://justindaviesauthor.com/ https://www.kimgeyer.com/books Want to request this at your local library, here's what you will need?  Title: Help I Smell A Monster Author:  Justin Davies Format: Paperback Publisher: Hachette Australila Date: 11 June 2019 ISBN: 9781408355466   To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle 
1:24:38
August 8, 2019
Episode 24: The Mavens Review: The Time Travel Diaries / Vincent And The Grandest Hotel On Earth / Lisa Nichol Interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens,  Pamela reviews, "The Time Travel Diaries," by Caroline Lawrence, and Julie reviews, "Vincent And The Grandest Hotel On Earth," by Lisa Nicol. Plus we manage to wrangle Lisa into the Middle Grade Mavens hot seat for an interview. Author Links: #CarolineLawrence https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/childrens/Time-Travel-Diaries-Caroline-Lawrence-9781848128002 Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: The Time Travel Diaries Format: Paperback Author: Caroline Lawrence Distributor: Allen and Unwin Date: July 2019 ISBN:  9781848128002 Author Links: #LisaNicol https://lisanicol.com.au/ Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: Vincent And The Grandest Hotel On Earth Format: Paperback Author: Lisa Nicol Publisher: Puffin Date: July 1 2019 ISBN: 978-1760890681    To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle 
47:39
July 24, 2019
Episode 23: The Mavens review: Pie In The Sky / The Seven Keys / Allison Rushby Interview
This week on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Pie In The Sky," by Remy Lai, and Julie Reviews, "The Seven Keys," by Allison Rushby. Plus we manage to wrangle Allison into the Middle Grade Mavens hot seat for a second interview! Author Links: #RemyLai https://www.walkerbooks.com.au/Authors_and_Illustrators/Remy-Lai Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: Pie In The Sky Author: Remy Lai Format: Paperback Publisher: Walker Books Australia  Date: 1 June 2019 ISBN: 9781760651626  Author Links: #AllisonRushby http://allisonrushby.com/mg-books/ Want to request this at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: The Seven Keys Author: Allison Rushby Format: Paperback Publisher: Walker Books Australia Date: 1 July 2019 ISBN:  9781760650797     To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle 
40:16
July 10, 2019
Episode 22: The Mavens review: Hubert Horatio / Noah and Blue's Zooniverse / Dragon In The Library
 Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Hubert Horatio: How To Raise Your Grownups," by Lauren Child,  plus Pamela sneaks another review in of, "Noah And Blue's Zooniverse : The Speedy Spidersaurus," by Nova Weetman, Ilustrated by Chris Kennett, and Julie reviews, "The Dragon In The Library," by Louie Stowell, illustrated by David Ortu. Author Links: #LaurenChild http://www.milkmonitor.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: Hubert Horatio : How To Raise Your Grownups Format: Paperback Author: Lauren Child Publisher: Harper Collins Great Britain Date: 15 October 2018 ISBN:  9780008264086  Author Links: #NovaWeetman #ChrisKennett http://www.novaweetman.com.au/ Illustrator Links: https://chriskennett.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: Noah and Blue's Zooniverse : The Outstanding Octokey Format: Paperback Author: Nova Weetman Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont Date: 1 March 2019 ISBN:  9781760504007  Author Links: #LouieStowell https://nosycrow.com/contributors/louie-stowell/ Illustrator Links:  https://www.davideortu.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here's the information you'll need. Title: The Dragon In the Library Format: Paperback Author: Louie Stowell Publisher: Nosy Crow Date: 6 June 2019 ISBN:  9781788000260  To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle 
30:46
June 26, 2019
Episode 21: The Mavens review: His Name Was Walter / The Little Wave / Boot / Pip Harry Interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "His Name Was Walter," by Emily Rodda and Julie, reviews, "The Little Wave," by Pip Harry, and "Boot," by Shane Hegarty, Illustrated by Ben Mantle. Author links:  http://www.emilyrodda.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here's what you will need. Title: His Name Was Walter Author: Emily Rodda Publisher: Harper Collins Australia Date:  23 July 2018 ISBN: 9781460756188  https://www.pipharry.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here's what you will need. Title: The Little Wave Author: Pip Harry Publisher: University of Queensland Press Date: 7 May 2019 ISBN: 9780702260476  https://www.hachette.com.au/shane-hegarty/boot-small-robot-big-adventure-book-1 https://www.benmantle.co.uk/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here's what you will need.  Title: Boot Author: Shane Hegarty.  Illustrator: Ben Mantle Publisher: Hachette  ISBN: 9781444949360  Date: 14 May 2019    To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle 
48:50
June 13, 2019
Episode 20: The Mavens review : Inheritance / Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire / Nat Amoore Interview
This week on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Inheritance," by Carole Wilkinson and Julie reviews, "Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire," by Nat Amoore. Author Links: http://carolewilkinson.com.au/ Title: Inheritance Author: Carole Wilkinson Format: Paperback Publisher: Black Dog Books Date: 1 September 2018 ISBN:  9781760650360  Author Links: https://www.natamoore.com/ Title: Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire Author: Nat Amoore Format: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Date: 4th June 2019 ISBN: 9780143796374 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle 
1:01:20
May 29, 2019
Bonus Episode: Kidlitvic 2019 Post Conference Banter
Pamela and Julie have been out in the wild, attending the Kidlitvic 2019 conference. A conference specifically tailored for creators who are writing for the children's book market. Join the Mavens as they chew over the details of the conference, with up to the minute publishing industry insider info and quite possibly a whole lot of gossip. To find out more about Kidlitvic, head on over to www.kidlitvic.com.au  To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle 
22:56
May 25, 2019
Episode 19: The Mavens review Sherlock Bones And The Natural History Mystery / Raising Readers / Megan Daley Interview
This week on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Sherlock Bones And The Natural History Mystery," by Renee Treml, and Julie reviews, "Raising Readers," by Megan Daley.  Author Links: http://reneesartwork.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Sherlock Bones And The Natural History Mystery Author: Renee Treml Format: Paperback Publisher: Allen and Unwin Date: April 2019 ISBN: 9781760523954 Author Links: https://childrensbooksdaily.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Raising Readers Author: Megan Daley Format: Paperback Publisher: University of Queensland Press Date: April 2019 ISBN: 9780702262579 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle 
47:06
May 15, 2019
Episode 18: The Mavens review The Apostrophe Posse / The Boy Who Flew
This week on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "The Apostrophe Posse," by Tina Raffa-Mulligan, and Julie reviews, "The Boy Who Flew," by Fleur Hitchcock.  Author Links: https://www.teenaraffamulligan.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: The Apostrophe Posse Author: Tina Raffa-Mulligan Format: Paperback Publisher: Novella Distribution Date: 31 March 2019 ISBN: 9780648250371 Author Links: https://nosycrow.com/contributors/fleur-hitchcock/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: The Boy Who Flew Author: Fleur Hitchcock Format: Paperback Publisher: Nosy Crow Date: May 2019 ISBN: 9781788004381 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle 
16:11
May 9, 2019
Episode 17: The Mavens review Juno Jones Word Ninja / Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party
This week on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, " Juno Jones, Word Ninja," by Kate Gordan, Illustrated by Sandy Flett, and Julie reviews, "Judy Moody and the Royal Tea Party," by Megan McDonald, plus Andrew McDonald of, "Real Pigeons Nest Hard," drops by for an interview. Author Links: https://kategordon.com.au/ Illustrator Links: https://sandyflettart.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Juno Jones Word Ninja Author: Kate Gordon Illustrated by Sandy Flett Format: Paperback Publisher: Yellow Brick Books Date: 30th April 2019 ISBN: 9780994557094 Author Links:  http://www.meganmcdonald.net/ Illustrator Links: https://www.peterhreynolds.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Judy Moody and the Royal Tea Party Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback Publisher: Walker Books Uk Date: 2018 ISBN: 9781406382679 Author links:  http://mrandrewmcdonald.com/ Illustrator links:   https://benwood.com.au/books/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Real Pigeons Nest Hard Author: Andrew McDonald  Format: Paperback Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont Date: 1 May 2019 ISBN: 9781760501105 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle 
41:37
May 2, 2019
Episode 16: The Mavens review: Elizabella Meets Her Match / Pog
This week on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Elizabella Meets Her Match,” by Zoe Norton Lodge, Illustrated by Georgia Norton Lodge and Julie reviews, "Pog," by Padraig Kenny. Author links: https://www.walkerbooks.com.au/Authors_and_Illustrators/Zoe-Norton-Lodge Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title:  Elizabella Meets Her Match Author: Zoe Norton Lodge Format: Paperback Publisher: Walker Books Australia Date: 1 October 2018 ISBN: 9781760650544 https://www.chickenhousebooks.com/books/pog/    Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Pog Author: Padraig Kenny Format: Paperback Publisher: Chicken House Books Date: 1 May 2019 ISBN: 9781911077657 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle 
17:21
April 17, 2019
Episode 15: The Mavens review: The Girl That Drank The Moon / The Witching Hours; The Vampire Knife / Jack Henseleit Interview
In this weeks episode, Pamela reviews, "The Girl That Drank The Moon," by Kelly Barnhill, and Julie reviews, "The Witching Hours; The Vampire Knife," by Jack Henseleit.   Author links:  https://kellybarnhill.wordpress.com/  Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.   Title: The Girl That Drank The Moon  Author: Kelly Barnhill  Format: Paperback Publisher: Templar Publishing   Date: 24 August 2017 ISBN: 9781848126473  https://jackhenseleit.com/   Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.   Title: The Witching Hours : The Vampire Knife  Author: Jack Henseleit  Format: Paperback  Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont  Date: 1 Feb 2019  ISBN: 9781760504298  To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ Or stop by Twitter for a chat at  https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
41:44
April 11, 2019
Episode 14: The Mavens review: Ateban Cipher : The Book of Answers / Malamander / Allison Tait Interview
 Today on the Mavens, Pamela reviews," Ateban Cipher: The Book of Answers," by Allison Tait,  and Julie reviews, "Malamander," by Thomas Taylor  Author links: https://allisontait.com/  Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Ateban Cipher: The book of Answers Author: A.L Tait Format: Paperback Publisher: Hachette Date: March 27 2018 ISBN: 9780734417695   https://www.walkerbooks.com.au/Books/Malamander-9781406386288  Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Malamander Author: Thomas Taylor Format: Paperback Publisher: Walker Books  Date: May 1 2019 ISBN: 9781406386288 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com  Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com  And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net  Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com   To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens  And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ Find us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
56:01
April 3, 2019
Episode 13: The Mavens review: The Dog Runner / Catch a Falling Star / Meg McKinlay Interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, " The dog runner," by Bren MacDibble, and Julie reviews, "Catch a falling star," by Meg McKinlay, plus Meg stops by for some authorly banter. Author links: http://www.macdibble.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: The Dog Runner Author: Bren MacDibble Format: Paperback Publisher: Allen & Unwin Date: 4th February 2019 ISBN: 9781760523572 https://megmckinlay.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Catch A Falling Star Author: Meg McKinlay Format: Paperback Publisher: Walker Books Australia Date: 1st March 2019 ISBN: 9781925381207 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com  To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ You can find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
42:10
March 27, 2019
Episode 12: The Mavens review: The Wizards Of Once / The Bland Sisters
 Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "The wizards of once," by Cressida Cowell, and Julie reviews, The unintentional adventures of the Bland Sisters, the Jolly Regina," by Kara LaReau, Illustrated by Jen Hill  Author links:  https://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/  Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: The Wizards of Once Author: Cressida Cowell Format: Paperback Publisher: Hachette Date: 19th September 2017 ISBN: 9781444936704 https://karalareau.com/      Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters  Author: Kara Lareau Format: Hardcover Publisher: Amulet Date: 1st March 2017 ISBN: 9781419721366 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com  To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ Also on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
16:54
March 21, 2019
Episode 11: The Mavens review: The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee / Max Booth Future Sleuth / Cameron McIntosh Interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee," by Deborah Abela, and Julie reviews, "Max Booth Future Sleuth, Tape Escape," by Cameron Macintosh. And Cameron also drops in to the Mavens hot seat for some authorly banter. Author links:  https://www.deborahabela.com/  Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee Author: Deborah Abela Format: Paperback Publisher: Random House Australia Date: 1st August 2016 ISBN: 9781925324822 https://www.cameronemacintosh.com.au/  Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Max Booth Future Sleuth Book 1 Author: Cameron Macintosh Format: Paperback Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Date: 22nd June 2017 ISBN: 9781925520606    To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com  To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ Also on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
37:21
March 14, 2019
Episode 10: The Mavens review: Lenny's Book of Everything / The Beast of Hushing Wood / Gabrielle Wang Interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Lenny's Book of Everything," by Karen Foxlee, and Julie reviews, "The Beast of Hushing Wood," by Gabrielle Wang.  Author Links: https://karenfoxlee.com/  Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Lenny’s Book Of Everything Author: Karen Foxlee  Format: Paperback  Publisher: Allen & Unwin  Date: 24th October 2018  ISBN: 9781760529444  https://gabriellewang.com/  Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.   Title: The Beast Of Hushing Wood  Author: Gabrielle Wang  Format: Paperback  Publisher: Penguin Books Australia  Date: 3rd April 2017  ISBN: 9780143309178    To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com  To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ Also on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
45:57
March 7, 2019
Episode 9 : The Mavens review: The Orchard Underground / Wundersmith / Mat Larkin Interview
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Julie reviews, "The orchard underground," by Mat Larkin, and Pamela reviews, " Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend,  plus Mat also stops by for some authorly banter.  Author links: https://matlarkin.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: The Orchard Underground Author: Mat Larkin  Format: Paperback  Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont Date: 1st May 2018 ISBN: 9781760500856 Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  https://www.hachette.com.au/jessica-townsend/ Title: Wundersmith  Author: Jessica Townsend Format: Paperback Publisher: Hachette Date: 30th October 2018 ISBN: 9780734418227 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com  To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  Also on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
46:11
February 28, 2019
Episode 8: The Mavens review: How To Win A Nobel Prize / Murder most unladylike
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "How to win a Nobel prize," and Julie reviews, 'Murder most unladylike."   Author links: http://lornahendry.com/ https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/2005/marshall/facts/ https://robin-stevens.co.uk/ To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com  To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  Also on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
21:17
February 21, 2019
Episode 7: The Mavens review: The House With a Clock In Its Walls / Brightstorm
Today on middle grade mavens, Pamela reviews, “The House with a clock in its walls,” by John Bellairs and Julie reviews, "Brightstorm," by Vashti Hardy. Author links: https://www.vashtihardy.com/ To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com  To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  Also on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
17:01
February 14, 2019
Episode 2: Danielle Binks on middle-grade plus reviews: Swallow's Dance / Wyrd / Cate Whittle Interview
Julie chats with Danielle Binks of Jacinta di Mase Literary management, for more insider information on what exactly middle-grade is. Plus Pamela reviews, "Swallow's Dance" by Wendy Orr and Julie reviews, "Wyrd" by Cate Whittle. Then, for a super special treat, Julie interviews Cate Whittle about writing, publishing and everything in between.  Author links: https://www.wendyorr.com/ Title: Swallow’s Dance Author: Wendy Orr Format: Paperback Publisher: Allen & Unwin Date: 27th June 2018 ISBN: 9781760297879 https://www.catewhittlewrites.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Wyrd  Author: Cate Whittle Format: Paperback Publisher: Scholastic Australia Date: 1st August 2018 ISBN: 9781742994321 Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com  To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ Also on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
42:37
February 13, 2019
Episode 6: The Mavens review: Wakestone Hall / Fortunately The Milk / Judith Rossell Interview
Today on middle grade mavens, Pamela reviews, “Wakestone Hall,” by Judith Rossell and Julie reviews, "Fortunately the milk," by Neil Gaiman, plus Judith stops by for some authorly banter.   Author links: https://judithrossell.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Wakestone Hall Author: Judith Rossell Format: Paperback Publisher: Harper Collins Date: 22nd October 2018 ISBN: 9780733338205 http://www.neilgaiman.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Fortunately The Milk  Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback Publisher: Bloomsbury Date: 1st June 2014 ISBN: 9781408841792 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com  To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  Also on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
23:20
February 7, 2019
Episode 5: The Mavens review: The Mulberry Tree / Louisiana’s way / Allison Rushby Interview
Today on middle grade Mavens Julie reviews, "The Mulberry Tree," by Allison Rushby, and Pamela reviews, "Louisiana's Way," by Kate Di Camillo. Plus, Julie convinces Allison to join us for some authorly banter.  Author links: http://allisonrushby.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: The Mulberry Tree Author: Allison Rushby Format: Paperback  Publisher: Walker Books Date: 1/07/2018 ISBN: 9781760650292 https://www.katedicamillo.com/books.html Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Louisianna’s way home Author: Kate Di Camillo Format: Paperback Publisher: Walker Books Date: 02/10/2018 ISBN: 9781406385588 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com  To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  Also on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
34:52
February 1, 2019
Episode 4: The Mavens review: Frankie Fish / The girl with the broken wing
Episode 4: Today on middle grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Frankie Fish and the sonic suitcase," by Peter Helliar, and Julie reviews, "The girl with the broken wing," by Heather Dyer. Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Frankie Fish And The Sonic Suitcase Author: Peter Helliar  Format: Paperback Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont Date: 1st March 2017 ISBN: 9781760128494   Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: The Girl With The Broken Wing Author: Heather Dyer Format: Paperback Publisher: Chicken House Books Date: 1st February 2018 ISBN: 9781911490241 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com  To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ Also on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
14:31
January 24, 2019
Episode 3: The Mavens review: Tarin of the mammoths / Sherlock, Lupin and me
Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Tarin of the Mammoths," by Jo Sandhu and Julie reviews, "Sherlock, Lupin and me," by Irene Adler.  Author links: http://www.josandhu.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Tarin of the Mammoths : The Exile book 1 Author: Jo Sandhu  Format: Paperback Publisher : Penguin Books Australia  Date: 2 Feb 2017 ISBN:  9780143309376 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to https://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by https://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com  To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/  Also on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
12:54
January 18, 2019
Episode 1 : What is Middle Grade plus reviews: Fearless Frederic / The Secret of the Night Train
What is middle grade? Julie asks insider expert Danielle Binks of Jacinta di Mase Literary Management. Plus Pamela reviews "Fearless Frederic," by Felice Arena and Julie reviews, "The Secret of the Night Train," by Sylvia Bishop. Author links:  Danielle Binks of https://www.jacintadimase.com.au/ https://www.felicearena.com/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: Fearless Frederic Author: Felice Arena Format: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Date: 2nd April 2018 ISBN: 9780143786757 http://dkwlitagency.co.uk/authors/sylvia-bishop/ Want to request this book at your local library? Here’s the information you’ll need.  Title: The Secret Of The Night Train Author: Sylvia Bishop  Format: Paperback Publisher: Scholastic UK Date: 1st August 2018 ISBN: 9781407184401 To learn more about the Mavens, head on over to http://www.middlegradepodcast.com Or to find Julie online drop by http://www.julieannegrassobooks.com And for Pamela online find her at https://www.ueckerman.net Have a question or comment? Email us at mavens@middlegradepodcast.com  To learn what books are in the pipeline, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/middlegrademavens And we love blabbering about books over at https://www.instagram.com/middle_grade_mavens_podcast/ And also on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GradeMiddle
27:17
January 5, 2019