Middle Grade @ Heart is a group of authors who love reading and writing middle grade literature. It formed in June 2017, and is an online book club all about MG lit in all its forms, as a resource for parents, librarians, teachers, writers, and everyone who loves the heart and hope of books for this age group.
We pick a great MG read every month and send out a newsletter the last Monday of the month. Each newsletter has discussion questions, extension activities, a recipe, and author interview! Then, on the first Tuesday of the next month at 8:00 pm EST, we have a Twitter book club discussion at the hashtag #mgbookclub. This way, not only can you get the benefits of being part of a dependable book club with thought-provoking discussion, but you can also use the ideas in our newsletter to start a book club with the middle graders in your life.
1. Sign up for the MG@Heart newsletter.
2. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mgatheart, so you can get reminders and updates.
3. Keep up with our posts at MG Book Village for announcements, check-ins, quizzes, writer's toolbox posts, and reviews.
4. Join in the Twitter discussions at #mgbookclub.
5. I hope you'll join us!
Here is our book list for 2019 (Jan-Jun):
January: THE LAND OF YESTERDAY by K.A. Reynolds
February: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani
March: SO DONE by Paula Chase
April: We're trying something new -- a MG@Heart double feature! EVERLASTING NORA by Marie Miranda Cruz and THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS by Ann Braden
May: THE MOON WITHIN by Aida Salazar
June: THE SIMPLE ART OF FLYING by Cory Leonardo
Our past years' picks are listed here.