This is my new weekly meme celebrating amazing middle-grade books. I hope others will enjoy taking part in this too!

How to take part:

  • Post a picture of the front cover of a middle-grade book which you have read and would recommend to others with details of the author, illustrator and publisher.
  • Open the book to page 11 and share your favourite sentence. 
  • Write three words to describe the book.
  • Either share why you would recommend this book, or link to your review.

This week, I’m celebrating …

Written by Nick Tomlinson; Cover Illustration by Kim Geyer; and, published by Walker Books

Favourite Sentence from Page 11:

Then she spied the fat shadowy shape squatting on the Persian rug with poison in its eyes.

This book in three words:


I read The Ghouls of Howlfair towards the end of last year, and absolutely loved it. It was one of my absolute favourite reads last year and, as I read a LOT of middle-grade, that is meant as a huge compliment to the brilliance of Nick’s writing. It really is the perfect ghoulish tale, overflowing with eerie happenings and brimming with laugh-out-loud moments and hilarious incidents! 

I’m eagerly anticipating the publication of Molly Thompson and the Crypt of the Blue Moon later of year.

You can read more about this fantastically inventive, fun-filled, spooky mystery story in my REVIEW

I’d love if anyone who wants to give this meme a go would comment in the comments box and include a link to your post so I can visit, comment and find some great middle-grade recommendations. If you do create a post and are on Twitter, and would like to share your post, please use the hashtag  #MGTakesOnThursday so I can find it, read it and share it!

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