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Okay so, I’m not sure if I’ve said it enough but I absolutely adore Middle-Grade fiction. It’s always so fun, vibrate and whimsical. They are my favourite age range to read and never fail to wisp me away to a magical land – and honestly, I’m Hooked.

After recently completely falling in love with The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Wood by Samuel J. Haplin – review of it here – I’ve begun to devour every middle-grade book I can find.

I’ve just finished Nevermoor – The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. After first seeing it in English bookshops I love finding the Australian publication of it (and the second one) out in the wild. I Didn’t realise it was Australian before I bought it for my flight to NZ/AUS so I love how that worked out.

This list is in no particular order and I’ve deliberately picked titles that are already out, so if any of you guys have read of them please comment/let me know what you thought!

(I will hopefully do another post on upcoming releases that I’m hyped for – Watch this space)

  1.  The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator by Matilda Woods.

After reading The Boy, the Bird and the Coffinmaker, also by Woods, I can’t wait to see what her next novel has in store. It was a beautiful, charming story about friendship, grief, and flying fish so I’m excited to read this one!

2. Pages and Co – Tilly and the Bookwanaders by Anna James

I’ve heard so so many wonderful things about this book I’m so hyped. As a former bookseller, anything set in a bookshop I’m 100% down for.

3. The Train to Impossible Places by P.G Bell

4. The Mapmakers’ Race by Eirlys Hunter

5. The Wild Folk by Sylvia V. Linsteadt

6. Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

As mentioned earlier, I’ve just finished the first book in this series and I’m really liking it so can’t wait to follow Morrigan into this book too.

7. Potkin and Stubbs by Sophie Green

Potkin and Stubbs book cover

Technically this one only comes out in Australia in May but is out in England now! This one was recommended to me by such a great friend, whose opinions on books I trust no matter what. I’m so excited to read this as it looks slightly darker than what I’m used to with Middle Grade.

All these covers are beautiful, probably what caught my eye in the first place, from a mixture of small, independent publishers and huge ones. I can’t wait to get stuck in, which one should I start with?!


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