We are excited to welcome three local middle grade authors for a fun panel. These three new books by North Carolina authors explore friendship and family, feature kids flying and eating flying bugs, and discover what in life is worth fighting for. This panel of middle grade novelists will be moderated by local young adult author, Brenda Rufener. We recommend these books for ages 8+.
Cindy Baldwin will present Where Watermelons Grow.
Rebecca Petruck will present Boy Bites Bug.
A.M. Morgen will present The Inventors at No. 8.
Fans of The Thing About Jellyfish and A Snicker of Magic will be swept away by Cindy Baldwin’s debut middle grade about a girl coming to terms with her mother’s mental illness.
Will didn't plan to eat a stinkbug. But when his friend Darryl called new kid Eloy Herrera a racial slur, Will did it as a diversion. Now Will is Bug Boy, and everyone is cracking up inventing insect meals for him, like French flies and maggot-aroni and fleas.
Brimming with mystery and treasure, this action-packed tale sends a boy in need of luck and girl in need of a friend on an adventure that will change their lives forever.
Included on Bustle's list of the "27 Most Anticipated YA Contemporary Books Hitting Shelves in 2018"!
“Fans of Jennifer Niven and Nicola Yoon will enjoy this realistic debut novel, which brings to light heavy topics of homelessness and abuse.” —School Library Journal