Great Children’s Middle Grade Books You Don’t Want To Miss!

As parents of middle school children ourselves, we’re always on the look out for new books to get them reading. We have a few titles suitable for the younger crowd which are also much loved by adults. Introduce young readers to steampunk, paranormal, and fantasy! Check these titles out and find a story you can read and enjoy with your kids!

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Tales of Ever is a fast paced read especially written to be engaging to kids and adults alike!

Suitable for readers 10 and up!

Amazon Hot New Release! Amazon Top Reader Rated! Amazon Fantasy Best Seller!

Tales of ever

Tales of Ever by Jen Wylie

Published Jan 10 2014

Middle Grade+ Fantasy/Paranormal

Price: 3.99

Available at [Amazon]

Print for 12.99  at [Createspace][Amazon][Barnes & Noble]

~Tales of Ever is suitable for readers 10 and up. Originally written as a novella series, it has been reworked and is now available as a complete novel.

A few months ago, I was a normal girl. Life sucked, and just like everyone else, I took the simple things for granted. At least until I got this new power, a “gift” my mom called it. Apparently, I’m a firestarter. I didn’t want to be. I didn’t ask to be. It would be cool if it wasn’t so dangerous and I knew how to control it. When an uncle I’d never heard of showed up to take care of me after my mom died, I should have been grateful. As it turned out, my whole family isn’t normal and more than a little bit crazy. I thought things couldn’t get any worse. I was wrong.

They banished me to Ever.

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Welcome to Ever.

Ever; a deadly realm where feared, powerful, and dangerous magical beings are banished. It’s not a world, but a magically created prison you can never break out of. Who, or what, made Ever? I’ve no idea. They were powerful, and cruel. That is all I can tell you.

Ever is like, and unlike, every other world. Nothing is safe. Safety is a dream. Ever is a nightmare. Few survive their first day. Nothing is what it seems. If something appears safe, it isn’t. If something appears dangerous, well it is, but probably more than you think.

Ever has no sun, no moon, and no stars at night. Time is told by the ever changing color of the sky where portals open, dropping new inhabitants or new terrors. Time does pass. Don’t worry, you won’t get old. You won’t live that long.

The landscape changes without reason from desert to jungle. The flora isn’t safe at any time. There is food, if you can find it without getting eaten yourself. Most plants and animals are poisonous. So is the water.

Are you afraid? You should be. This is the end. It gets worse of course. Remember the portals? Do you think angels come through? Innocent people rarely do. Mostly, it is evil people, people too powerful to kill. Their magic works here. The creatures are worse.

Do you understand? Well, you will eventually, or you’ll die. There is no escaping Ever.

Ever.

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Introduce your kids to steampunk with this whimsical story inspired by the life of Caroline Herschel, the first lady astronomer, who lived from 1750-1848.

Suitable for ages 12 and up!

Amazon Bestseller in Steampunk! Amazon Top Reader Rated!

The Lady Astronomer by Katy O’Dowd

Young Adult Steampunk novel

Published Sept. 26 2012

Price: 3.99 Available at [Amazon]

Now in Print for 12.99 at [Createspace][Amazon][Barnes & Noble][The Book Depository]

Lucretia’s life as an astronomer is quickly turned on its head by her eldest brother when he is commanded by the king to build the grandest telescope in the land. Her nights spent on rooftops gazing at the stars are replaced by adventure as the family move to be nearer the king. In a race to build the Forty-foot telescope on time, misfortunes take their toll. The lady astronomer finds court life to be more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Can she find the  strength inside to overcome the obstacles threatening her destiny? Only the stars will tell.

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Snatch up this free short story! What if the children’s song actually told of something else? Also includes a brief history of the song and possible meanings.

Suitable for 10 and up!

Amazon Kindle Short Reads and Children’s Best Seller!

Ring Around the Rosie by Jen Wylie

An Untold Press eShort (21 pages)

Published Feb 2012

Price:  Free

Available at [Amazon][Smashwords][B&N][iTunes][Diesel][Kobo][Blio]

Aaron is a normal boy fascinated with music. He loves playing his flute so much he doesn’t even mind lessons over summer break. When he meets a strange boy at the park who seems to be just as obsessed they spend summer days entertaining children in the parks woods. But friends often have secrets, music can be magical, and even the most innocent of children’s games can be more than they appear.

Now Available in Print- For Better or for Worse by Ingrid Nickelsen

Now in print! Available at Createspace and Amazon.

Coming soon to Barnes & Noble and other retailers.

Print for 12.99 on [Createspace][Amazon]

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For Better or For Worse by Ingrid Nickelsen

Published February 25 2014

Paranormal Romance/Fantasy

Price: 3.99

Available on [Amazon]

Print for 12.99 on [Createspace][Amazon]

Add to your TBR list on Goodreads!

When one story ends, another begins.

Evangeline lived a long fulfilling life. Loving mother and wife, she had everything she could wish for…until a tragic car accident took it all away from her.

Awakening in a new world with the body of a young woman, Evangeline doesn’t remember anything about her life, not even her own name. Luckily she has godparents to help guide her in this new society of the dead. As she struggles to fit in, deep inside, she can sense something is missing, a part of her that she can’t recall. When a mysterious man claims he can help get her memory back if she agrees to keep their nocturnal meetings a secret, she can’t refuse. Everything about him screams trouble, but she can’t seem to stay away. Every moment spent with him makes her feel alive again.

Is she really prepared to unveil her past completely, from beginning to end? Everything is not as it seems in her new found home, and her new life may also end in tragedy.

Rest in fear, Evangeline.

New Release! Memento Mori by Katy O’Dowd

Now available! Pick up this amazing Alternate history crime fiction novel today!

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Memento Mori by Katy O’Dowd

Genre: Crime Fitction/Victorian Mafia Alternate History with a dash of Steampunk

Price: 3.99

Available on [Amazon]

Check it out on Goodreads!

Take tea with the Victorian Mafia – organized crime has never been so civilized

Revenge is a dish best served cold. At the Lamb residence, it is also served on fine bone china.

The untimely demise of Thaddeus Lamb leaves his son Riley in charge of the vast Lamb empire, which imports tea, picks pockets, extorts, and keeps men warm on cold winter’s nights. And so the Lambs grieve for their father in the best way they know how… Retribution.

Hired by the new head of the Fox Family, a position recently vacated by another untimely demise, the assassin O’Murtagh is tasked with the utter destruction of all the Lamb Family’s business associates. They learn the hard way that there is no better hit man than a beautiful woman with tricks and weapons up her finely coiffed sleeves.

Treachery and deceit abound in the streets of London, and no one is safe. Honestly, it’s enough to make anyone drink. Would you care for one lump or two?

~Suitable for ages 16+

Magic and Murder Among the Dwarves by Erik Bundy Now Available in Print!

Now in print! Available at Createspace and Amazon.

Coming soon to Barnes & Noble and other retailers.

Print for 13.99 on [Createspace][Amazon]

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Magic and Murder Among the Dwarves by Erik Bundy

Published March 15 2014

Fantasy/Mystery

Price: 3.99

Available on [Amazon]

Print for 13.99 on [Createspace][Amazon]

Add to your TBR list on Goodreads!

Watch the book trailer!

Amanda is used to living a life that is less than ordinary. Haunted nightly by her late husband, she is a psychic living next door to a colony of dwarves. Despite males normally taking on the task, the colony’s females ask her to find a lost baby for them, and then hire her to tell them who strangled their midwife with a diaper and cut out her gossiping tongue.

She’s thrilled at the honor, but Amanda must learn to tame her own unruly psychic power.  The shadowy side of her gift raises a demon that attacks her, stalks her, and slashes her hand.   When she feels something live wriggle in her wound, she knows no one can fight her battle for her.  She must face her demon alone.

The town’s sheriff asks Amanda to help him solve the disappearance of a missing teenage girl.  Her involvement in this case brings a predator into her life, an enemy who allies himself with her demon.  To make matters worse, the midwife’s murderer comes after her, too.  Amanda, though, has no intention of becoming anyone’s victim.

Death is no longer her worst possible fate.

Tales of Ever by Jen Wylie – Now Available in Print!

Now in print! Available at Createspace and Amazon.

Coming soon to Barnes & Noble and other retailers.

Print for 12.99  at [Createspace][Amazon]

Tales of ever

Tales of Ever by Jen Wylie

Published Jan 10 2014

Middle Grade+ Fantasy/Paranormal

Price: 3.99

Available at [Amazon]

Print for 12.99  at [Createspace][Amazon][Barnes & Noble]

~Tales of Ever is suitable for readers 10 and up. Originally written as a novella series, it has been reworked and is now available as a complete novel.

A few months ago, I was a normal girl. Life sucked, and just like everyone else, I took the simple things for granted. At least until I got this new power, a “gift” my mom called it. Apparently, I’m a firestarter. I didn’t want to be. I didn’t ask to be. It would be cool if it wasn’t so dangerous and I knew how to control it. When an uncle I’d never heard of showed up to take care of me after my mom died, I should have been grateful. As it turned out, my whole family isn’t normal and more than a little bit crazy. I thought things couldn’t get any worse. I was wrong.

They banished me to Ever.

* * * * *

Welcome to Ever.

Ever; a deadly realm where feared, powerful, and dangerous magical beings are banished. It’s not a world, but a magically created prison you can never break out of. Who, or what, made Ever? I’ve no idea. They were powerful, and cruel. That is all I can tell you.

Ever is like, and unlike, every other world. Nothing is safe. Safety is a dream. Ever is a nightmare. Few survive their first day. Nothing is what it seems. If something appears safe, it isn’t. If something appears dangerous, well it is, but probably more than you think.

Ever has no sun, no moon, and no stars at night. Time is told by the ever changing color of the sky where portals open, dropping new inhabitants or new terrors. Time does pass. Don’t worry, you won’t get old. You won’t live that long.

The landscape changes without reason from desert to jungle. The flora isn’t safe at any time. There is food, if you can find it without getting eaten yourself. Most plants and animals are poisonous. So is the water.

Are you afraid? You should be. This is the end. It gets worse of course. Remember the portals? Do you think angels come through? Innocent people rarely do. Mostly, it is evil people, people too powerful to kill. Their magic works here. The creatures are worse.

Do you understand? Well, you will eventually, or you’ll die. There is no escaping Ever.

Ever.