Archive | middle grade


Just Call Me Spaghetti Hoop Boy and The Hypnotist nominated for the Carnegie Medal

  We’re absolutely delighted, and incredibly proud, to share the news that two Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency authors have been nominated for the Carnegie Medal.   Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy by Lara Williamson and The Hypnotist by Laurence Anholt are both on the list for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018. Previous winners of the CILIP Carnegie Read More

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The Glow Of Fallen Stars by Kate Ling and The Spectacular Holly-Day by Dave Lowe: Publication Day

  It’s publication day for a duo of fabulous books! Kate Ling’s dazzling YA sequel to The Loneliness of Distant Beings is finally here: The Glow of Fallen Stars. For younger readers, Holly’s madcap adventures continue in The Spectacular Holly-Day by Dave Lowe.   Kate Ling’s The Glow of Fallen Stars, published by Little Brown, plunges Read More

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The Boy With One Name by J.R. Wallis: Publication Day

  A fantastical adventure story for middle-grade and beyond, The Boy With One Name by J.R. Wallis is published today by Simon and Schuster. Known for his YA novels The Dark Inside and All Sorts of Possible, J.R. Wallis has been shortlisted for various prizes, including the Branford Boase Award. The Boy With One Name is Read More

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Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-up by Simon Cherry shortlisted for Lollies

  Simon Cherry‘s hilarious opener to the Eddy Stone series Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-up has been shortlisted for the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Awards.   The LOLLIES, organised by Scholastic, was launched last year to celebrate the best funny books in children’s literature, with David Baddiel as the inaugural winner. In its second year, Read More

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Bring Me The Head of Ivy Pocket publication day

  The adventurous, hilarious Ivy Pocket trilogy by Caleb Krisp is completed today with the publication of Bring Me The Head of Ivy Pocket!   Our magnificently infuriating heroine is on the very brink of her greatest adventure: bound for London and Prospa House to save Anastasia Radcliff and young Rebecca Butterfield from fates worse Read More

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Dave Lowe publication day


  Today these two wonderfully funny and entertaining early middle-grade books by Dave Lowe are published by Bonnier Zaffre / Piccadilly Press. The first two books in the Dadventure series, The Incredible Dadventure and The Mumbelievable Challenge centre around Holly’s incredible adventures with her family with a third to come in August.   Dave also recently Read More

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Writing Middle Grade Fiction

  Today, in the midst of Bologna Book Fair, we’re sharing a wonderful piece from Dave Lowe, author of the MY HAMSTER series and, more recently, THE MUMBELIEVABLE CHALLENGE and THE INCREDIBLE DADVENTURE which are published this Thursday by Bonnier Zaffre / Piccadilly Press.     When I tell people that I’m a children’s author, Read More

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