Before Adrienne Kress could write, her father would write stories for her. Now, the author of The Explorers: The Door in the Alley writes them down herself.
Browsing: MG interview
Learn more about the authors who create the middle-grade books we’ve come to know and love with Cracking the Cover’s in-depth interviews.
Melissa Savage’s middle-grade novel, Lemons, focuses on healing through the gifts we’ve been given and sharing beautiful memories despite a loss.
Rachelle Delaney’s latest middle-grade novel, The Bonaventure Adventures, takes place in a circus school in Montreal, Canada.
Ruth Lauren wrote the middle-grade novel Prisoner of Ice and Snow because she wanted to have fun and write an adventure for girls about girls.
Though Jennifer Trafton says she has to work at it, you’d never question her imagination when reading her latest book, Henry and the Chalk Dragon.
When Holly M. McGhee started Matylda, Bright and Tender — she realized the main character was going to lose her friend — and took a year break.
On Feb. 16, American Girl released its newest contemporary character, Tenney Grant. Tenney’s line features three books written by Kellen Hertz.
“I find myself so often wondering how a kid would see something or say something,” says Short author Holly Goldberg Sloan.
Matchstick Castle, which is as much a character as the people in Keir Graff’s book, is full of mysterious rooms, secret passageways and eclectic objects.
Eric Kahn Gale’s latest book, “The Wizard’s Dog,” is told from the point of view of Nosewise, Merlin’s dog. The book is inspired by the author’s own dog, Bowser.