Raffle Bundle: Middle Grade (2)
A collection of books for readers aged 8-12, including a fun yo-yo, Diary of A Wimpy Kid mini basketball and pennant, and a mini Christmas puzzle.
Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna, by Alda P. Dobbs, is based on the true story of one girl's perilous journey to cross the U.S. border to lead her family to safety during the Mexican Revolution. In 1913, Petra's mother dies and her father is dragged away by soldiers, Petra vows to take care of the rest of their family. They flee north, hoping to find a better life.
The Guinness World Records are always fun to pursue and the 2022 edition is no exception. This edition looks at how, despite the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, record-breaking has continued, especially focusing on how people are going to extreme lengths to help save the environment.
Temple Alley Summer, a graphic novel from renowned Japanese children's author Sachiko Kashiwaba and illustrated by Miho Satake, is the mysterious adventure of Kazu and Akari, who, helped along by a nosy black cat named Kiriko, explore the power of a peculiar temple. Both author and illustrator have worked with Studio Ghibli in the past and this book has a similar, heart-warming look at the magic of childhood.
For young fans of horror, M. K. Krys's two books, This Town is Not All Right and This Town is a Nightmare, feature twelve-year-old twins who move with their father to a weird Maine fishing village, Driftwood Harbor, and stumble into the town's dark secrets. Both books intertwine mystery and thriller themes and are sure to draw in any reader.
Nic Stone, author of Clean Getaway and the YA novels Dear Martin and Odd One Out, has a great book for any middle grade athletes, Fast Pitch. Shenice Lockwood, a star softball player, is focused on leading her team to the softball regional championship, but, when she finds out that her Great-Grampy Jon-Jon may have been set up for a crime he didn't commit, she must discover the truth about her family's past.
In Outlaws Scarlett and Browne, Jonathan Stroud, author of the Bartimaeus trilogy, readers will find an action, humor, and fantasy novel sure to sweep them along for the ride. Scarlett McCain, a bank robber on the run, agrees to guide Albert Browne, the sole survivor of a horrific accident; what she doesn't expect is that Albert's terrible secret will lead them into the wilds of post-apocalypse Britain.
Total retail value: $137.85
With thanks to our publisher partners:
Greg Chickman (Chickman Associates)
Dandy Conway (Penguin Random House)
Suzi Hough (Imprint Group)
Steve Kent (Penguin Random House)
Gigi Reinheimer (MacMillan)