I welcome Deb Marshall today who runs the blog Just Deb.
Fantastic promoter of MG books!
She's here today to share some of her favorite MG series and offer a giveaway.
When I stared working at the library many (many) years ago, I was given a list of books I needed to read. Many were middle grade fiction, because my job included doing book talks for library tours and school visits. I also picked out other titles to read (about 20 if I remember right). I also had to know the insides of books, so when I would talk to young patrons coming into the library and they told me about a book they loved, I needed to be able to find the next book for them to read. I’ve been reading middle grade ever since and still love every moment. Although I don’t have opportunities to do it as much anymore, nothing gives me more pleasure than talking to a young reader and sending them out of the library with an armload of books try. And many a time those books are fantasy. Believe it or not when I started at the library I didn’t think I liked fantasy.
Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper was one of the books I had to read.
Needless to say I discovered I kind of LOVED fantasy. Series especially. Over the years my list of favorites has grown to also include (in no particular order…er, not even alphabet!)
The Chronicles of Prydain: Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander http://us.macmillan.com/author/lloydalexander
The Last Apprentice: Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
The Heir Chronicles: Warrior Heir by Cinda Chima
The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney http://www.harpercollins.ca/authors/28862/Joseph_Delaney/index.aspx
The above is a very small sampling. I could go on and on. But rather than that, I’d love to hear some of yours in the comments.
Those comments will get you an entry into the giveaway which is a book from any one of the series I’ve mentioned. Or, if there is another middle grade fantasy you have been dying to get for yourself, let me know and that can be your pick.
As long a book depository delivers to you and the book is no more than 25.00 (U.S.) it’s yours.
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Ends March 31st!