Monday, February 27, 2012

Middle Grade Reads

A few weeks back, I was fortunate enough to win yet another book. Only this time, it wasn't a YA book. Nope. It's all about Middle Grade, so I just have to highlight it - NOT review, but give it a shout-out.

Psst...I won this marvelous middle grade book off of Middle Grade Manifesto. Thanks, again!!


Title: Promise the Night
Author: Michaela MacColl
Genre: Middle Grade (ages 8 - 12; grades 3 -6)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Released: December 2011
Pages: 256

Description: Immediately compelling and action-packed, this carefully researched work of historical fiction introduces young readers to the childhood of the famous yet elusive Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo from England to North America. As in her debut novel, Prisoners in the Palace, MacColl propels readers into a multilayered story with an unforgettable heroine and evocative language that brings the backdrop of colonial British East Africa to life. A fascinating read for anyone with a thirst for adventure.


Doesn't it sound fabulous? I'm really excited to read it. I have three books to read before this one, though. *sighs* But honestly, those books are awesome, too!! So many good reads; so little time.



Check out Michaela on her Website and Promise the Night on Goodreads.


For more Middle Grade Mania on Monday, hop over to Shannon Whitney Messenger's place. She's got a whole list of folks who heart MGers!!





19 comments:

  1. This looks like an interesting book! And it's good to hear about another aviatrix besides Amelia Earhart, because Amelia certainly wasn't the only one -- just the one with the best PR.

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  2. Sounds like a great read! I love the cover, too. Happy Monday!

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  3. I haven't read a good middle grade in a while. I'll check this out. Thanks!

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  4. That does sound really unique and interesting! Thanks for showcasing it!

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  5. Sounds likk a great book. I agree that there are too many books to read. My stack is seriously out of control.

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  6. Hey! That does sound fantastic. I don't even really know who Beryl Markham is, so it'd be educational for me even. I like books that make history interesting and fun. Good stuff. Thanks, Sher! :o) <3

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  7. What a good idea for a kid's book, to take a famous adult and write about his or her childhood. It sounds fantastic and thanks for the recommendation!

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  8. Thanks for introducing us to Michalea. I;ll check out her links and say hello!

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  9. I hadn't heard of this, but the book sounds wonderful!

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  10. hi miss sheri! wow this sounds like a pretty cool book. i love stuff that exciting and for sure i like aviation stuff. thanks for talking about it.
    ...hugs from lenny

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  11. That's pretty cool. Great stuff for inspiring Middle Graders. :D

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  12. I've heard terrific things about this (and was probably entered in the same giveaway as you!). It's on my to-read list.

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  13. Sounds like a good read. I'm so overwhelmed with all the amazing books out there. How can I ever read them all? :)

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    1. I know. Books are exploding all over the place!

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  14. I don't read too much MG but this sounds pretty good! Thanks :)

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  15. This sounds like a cool premise for a book. :)

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  16. That does sound awesome! Added to wishlist. :)

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