Elza and I love games almost as much as we love reading middle grade books. You’ll find more of these over on Middle Grade Carousel and posting throughout the day on our Twitter account. Follow us and play along! ~CJ
We’re halfway through the month already. Here are my book finds for the themes we set for May.
Day 01 – Key in the Title – There are dozens and dozens of possibilities. I just picked a few that I hadn’t featured anytime recently.
Day 02 – A Door on the Cover – Again, doors are a big deal in middle grade stories. I mean, hey! Portal Fantasy is a huge sub-genre. These are just a few. Look around! There are many, many more.
Day 03 – Inspired by Sherlock Holmes – I see we’re already getting creative with the them. Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite literary characters, so I’m always reaching for books inspired by the great detective.
Day 04 – Main Character is a Thief – another very popular theme in middle grade.
Day 05 – Gates on the Cover – Nearly as popular as doors, and always opening a way into intriguing places.Continue reading Lock & Key Books
Every month, Elza and I pick a theme around which to plan our posts. For May, we went with Lock & Key.
And because I enjoy little challenges, we created a list that embraces the theme in more specific ways. We definitely have fun trying to apply the theme to middle grade books. Piano keys. Locks of hair. Safes & thieves. I share my book finds on Twitter, but I’ll be doing a sort of summary post here, too.
You’re welcome to play along. Just use the #MGCarousel tag when you tweet.