Middle Grade Mavens

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 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
35:33
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 http://www.middlegradepodcast.com/episode-32/ 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
45:01
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
26:36
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 
1:24:09
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 
41:00
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 
50:55
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