Middle Grade Mavens

11 EpisodesProduced by Julie Grasso

Welcome to Middle Grade Mavens, where two Australian author mums discuss their favourite middle-grade books, provide recommendations and share insider industry tips for authors trying their hand at middle grade.Julie Anne Grasso is the author of the Frankie Dupont Mystery series, cupcake enthusiast… read more

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Episode 11: The Mavens review: The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee / Max Booth Future Sleuth

March 14th, 2019


Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee," by Deborah Abela, and Julie reviews, "Max Booth Future …

Episode 10: The Mavens review Lenny's Book of Everything / Beast of Hushing Wood

March 7th, 2019


Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Lenny's Book of Everything," by Karen Foxlee, and Julie reviews, "The Beast of Hushing Wood," by …

Episode 9 : The Mavens review: The orchard underground / Wundersmith

February 28th, 2019


Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Julie reviews, "The orchard underground," by Mat Larkin, and Pamela reviews, " Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan …

Episode 8: The Mavens review: How to win a nobel prize / Murder most unladylike

February 21st, 2019


Episode 7: The Mavens review: The house with a clock in its walls / Brightstorm

February 14th, 2019


Today on middle grade mavens, Pamela reviews, “The House with a clock in its walls,” by John Bellairs and Julie reviews, "Brightstorm," by Vashti …

Episode 2: Danielle Binks on middle-grade plus reviews: Swallow's Dance / Wyrd

February 13th, 2019


Julie chats with Danielle Binks of Jacinta di Mase Literary management, for more insider information on what exactly middle-grade is. Plus Pamela …

Episode 6: The Mavens review: Wakestone Hall / Fortunately the milk

February 7th, 2019


Today on middle grade mavens, Pamela reviews, “Wakestone Hall,” by Judith Rossell and Julie reviews, "Fortunately the milk," by Neil Gaiman, plus …

Episode 5: The Mavens review: The mulberry tree / Louisiana’s way

February 1st, 2019


Today on middle grade Mavens Julie reviews, "The Mulberry Tree," by Allison Rushby, and Pamela reviews, "Louisiana's Way," by Kate Di Camillo. Plus, …

Episode 4: The Mavens review: Frankie Fish / The girl with the broken wing

January 24th, 2019


Episode 4: Today on middle grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Frankie Fish and the sonic suitcase," by Peter Helliar, and Julie reviews, "The girl with …

Episode 3: The Mavens review: Tarin of the mammoths / Sherlock, Lupin and me

January 18th, 2019


Today on Middle Grade Mavens, Pamela reviews, "Tarin of the Mammoths," by Jo Sandhu and Julie reviews, "Sherlock, Lupin and me," by Irene Adler.

Episode 1 : What is Middle Grade plus reviews: Fearless Frederic / The Secret of the Night Train

January 5th, 2019


What is middle grade? Julie asks insider expert Danielle Binks of Jacinta di Mase Literary Management. Plus Pamela reviews "Fearless Frederic," by …

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