Middle Grade Monday: Kindle for Kids

Middle Grade Monday and Middle Grade Mid-Week highlight new and exciting electronic middle grade books available at Amazon for Kindle and devices accepting a Kindle ap. This feature is a free platform for middle grade authors, but not all of the books featured have been personally read by the administrator of this website. Readers are to form their own opinions. Enjoy!

Do you have a middle grade novel available on Amazon to promote? Check out the tab above for instructions. I hope you will consider purchasing my book, Confessions of a Corn Kid, or one of the fine books below. They are all reasonably priced. Check back next Monday for more finds! With this feature growing, some weeks will feature Middle Grade Mid-Week on Thursdays.

Title: Codename: Dancer (The Dani Spevak Mystery Series)

Author: Amanda Brice

Book Blurb:

“References that include everything from Snooki to Chewbacca will have you laughing out loud.”
~ Romantic TimesAspiring ballerina Dani Spevak is thrilled when hit TV show Teen Celebrity Dance Off comes to the campus of her performing arts boarding school. She trades the barre for the ballroom and gets set to cha-cha-cha to stardom with Hollywood wonderboy Nick Galliano.At first their partnership is awkward, because Dani is in awe of her longtime teen idol crush. But soon their chemistry is heating up the dance floor and the attraction moves into real life.Her excitement is short-lived, because someone wants her off the show. Bombs, poisoning, arson… Will Dani’s 15 minutes of fame be over before she reaches age 15? Dani and her friends are suddenly at the center of some serious sabotage. And if she doesn’t find out who is behind it, her next pirouette could be her last.It’s like Nancy Drew in toe shoes in this light-hearted tween mystery, a finalist for Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® Award for Best Young Adult Romance.Nominated for the 2011 Cybil Award for Young Adult Fiction and a finalist for the 2012 eFestival of Words Best Independent Book Awards!

Book 2 in the Dani Spevak Mystery Series (Pointe of No Return) is available now! Book 3 (Pas De Death) will be released in February 2013! Sign up at Amanda’s website to be notified of its release.

 Current Price on Amazon: $3.99
 

Title: The Lost Secret of Fairies

Author: Tiffany Turner

Book Blurb:

It’s for REAL!
Wanda had always read about adventure. Now she was in the middle of one. The World of Fairies is real, and she is their new Crystal Keeper, human caretaker to the World of Fairies. But the Fairy World is in trouble. The fairies are falling ill from the pollution that ravishes the world above. Wanda has to find the key to their cure, before it’s too late.But like in all adventures, there are a few unanswered questions to solve. What has happened to the old Keeper? What are Germites? And can Wanda get used to her cat giving her backtalk while trying not to get grounded for helping the fairies? Join Wanda on her adventure, while she finds out that sometimes the best solution to a problem is the one you find within yourself.

Current Price on Amazon: $1.99

 

Title: The Pumpkin Princess

Author: V.A. Jeffrey

Book Blurb:

Eerie dreams. Rotten pumpkins. A fairy princess in trouble!A sudden, strange blight strikes pumpkins everywhere which means no pumpkin pie, no pumpkin bread, no pumpkin spiced cookies, not even pumpkin soup! Worse, the blight will eventually spread to other crops. Queen Faye’s skulduggery spills out ever more into Anne’s own world. She knows that the fairy Queen of Winter is behind this dark mischief. The blight and one of Anne’s dreams leads her back to Other Land to rescue the Pumpkin Princess, the fairy who helps usher in the fall harvest.Since Anne’s first visit, the Winter Queen has grown more powerful and is terrorizing all of Other Land with her plans to rule the land. Many fairy folk have fled, have gone in hiding or are preparing for war and a cruel, unending winter. Anne must find the courage and fortitude to brave the dangers that face her in Other Land and along the way she finds unexpected friends in unexpected places, but is it enough to stop the Winter Queen’s rampage?

Current Price on Amazon: $2.99

 

Title: Confessions of a Corn Kid

Author: Marcy Blesy (cover art by Amy Kuhl Cox)

Book Blurb:

Twelve-year-old Bernie Taylor doesn’t fit in. She wants to be an actress but not your typical country-music lovin’, beef-eatin’ actress you’d expect from Cornville, Illinois. No way. She wants to go to Chicago to be a real actress, just like her mom did before she died of breast cancer. Bernie keeps a journal that her Mom gave her and writes down all her confessions, the deepest feelings of her heart, ’cause she doesn’t want any of those regrets Mom talked about. Regrets sound too much like those bubbly blisters she keeps getting on her feet from trying to fit into last year’s designer knock-off shoes. But it’s not easy for Bernie to pursue her dreams. Her dad just doesn’t understand. Plus, she’s tired of being bullied for being different. Why can’t middle schoolers wear runway fashions to school?
 
 
Then, during the announcement of the sixth grade play, Bernie’s teacher reveals that there will be one scholarship to a prestigious performing arts camp in Chicago. Bernie knows it’s her one big chance to achieve her dream. She spends too much time dreaming of the lead role in the play (which includes kissing Cameron Edmunds) and not enough time practicing her audition lines. She bumbles her lines, blows her audition, and battles her bully, Dixie Moxley, reigning Jr. Miss Corn Harvest Queen. She digs in with the heels of her hand-me-down knee-high boots, determined to win that scholarship-somehow. If she doesn’t, she’ll be stuck in Cornville forever, far away from the spotlight she craves.
 
Current Price on Amazon: $2.99
 
 
 
Check out other Middle Grade Books for Kindle in these past blog posts:  http://bit.ly/ZTpCgK
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