Book Lovers Day for Middle Grade and Teen Readers

We’re guessing that if you are reading this post, you indeed are a book lover! How many young book lovers do you know?  We hope you’ll share these recent and forthcoming books to love.  Show your tween and teen book lover some book love today!

Otherwhere EmporiumSeries can be highly attractive to the book lover, whether they are in the wild or in a library or bookshop.  Coming soon from Floris Books is the conclusion to a fantasy trilogy from Ross MacKenzie: The Otherwhere Emporium wraps up the adventures begun in The Nowhere Emporium, which won the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book in 2016, and followed by The Elsewhere Emporium.

A long-running middle grade series by Wendelin Van Draanen is now available in almost its entirety in dramatized Sammy Keyes and the Power of Justice Jack audiobookaudiobook format, thanks to Live Oak Media. Sammy Keyes has adventures aplenty and takes on solving mysteries at home and well beyond. Narrator Tara Sands won AudioFile Magazine’s Earphones Award for her recreation of our heroine in Sammy Keyes and the Power of Justice Jack. Hand your young book lover a pair of headphones and let them head to the local online audiobook collection at your library or bookshop.

Pajama Press and author Colleen Nelson have followed up last year’s delightful middle grade novel Harvey Comes Home with a new adventure featuring our favorite West Highland Terrier.  Come along to find out how Harvey Holds His Own, which is already collecting great reviews.

And speaking of great reviews and a tween book lover’s treasure, be sure you gift your local young reader with Michelle Kadarusman’s Music for Tigers, also published by Pajama Press. Here’s an #OwnVoices choice featuring Indonesia, a part of the world young book lovers might meet only infrequently.

Hidden StarTwo more #OwnVoices novels for your young book lover come from Cassava Republic and from Kube Publishing. From the former, The Hidden Star, by K. Sello Duiker, takes us into a township on the edge of Johannesburg, South Africa, and a collection of kids with whom your young book lover will be able to relate readily. The latter has given teen readers the opportunity to read She Wore Read Trainers, by Na’ima B. Robert. In fact, if you follow the link at the title, you’ll get to start reading it right away.

Peachtree Publishing also offers young (and not so young) book lovers the opportunity to take a peek inside a forthcoming book we’re all likely to love. The Candy Mafia, by Lavie Tidhar, with illustrations by Daniel Duncan, starts right at the link under the title.

Does your book lover have a soft spot for graphic novels?  Delight them with Gecko Press’ brand new The Inkberg Enigma, by Jonathan King.  One of the two main characters here is himself a book lover. And when he meets a camera-loving new friend, the two stumble onto…but wait, read it for yourself!

And finally, we’ll circle back to Floris Books and J. A. Henderson’s teen novel It’s Only the End of the World. This one’s for the young book lover in your life who is a fan of snark—oops, irony—and plots where thrills meet slapstick. That is, as the publisher says, “like Alex Rider, just with more sarcasm and less patience.”

Go love a book and share it with the tween and teen book lover in your life.


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