Good news! There may be a minimum age for reading middle-grade but there’s no maximum age.
Why will you love middle-grade historical fiction?
- Well-crafted novels – Charming characters and captivating settings are needed for quality historical fiction. Literature has standards, no matter the target age.
- Loads of action – Children are in front of screen an average of 5-7 hours per day (stat from Medlineplus.gov). Authors use action to grab and hold a middle-grader’s attention.
- Surprises – Who doesn’t love a good plot twist? Authors use this writing tool to keep readers guessing.
- Heart-wrenching scenes – A terrible accident leaving a character devastated or an unexpected kind gesture from an unexpected source. Childhood can be intense and confusing. Fictional childhoods are no different.
- Informative details – Historical fiction writers at all levels are serious about historic details.
- Fast-paced plots – Middle-grade novels keep the stakes high. Try to keep up!
- Smaller word counts – Smaller word-count plus fast-paced action makes most middle-grade historical fiction a quick read.
Have a favorite middle-grade historical fiction novel? Please leave it in the comments.
Put Yourself on the A Little Wicked Reader Map! Follow these simple steps to add yourself!
- Click on the link to the map.
- If asked for a key, type in IREADIT! (no spaces) and click the “Unlock” button.
- In upper left of the page, hover over the “Additions” button.
- Choose Add Marker – Simple
- In the pop-up window add your FIRST NAME, NICKNAME, or simply put “Me!” No last names or anything with personal identification!
- In Location, type in the name of your town or city. Do not enter anything in the other boxes.
- Choose a color for your marker and hit Submit!
Thank you for reading A Little Wicked!
If you haven’t read it yet, ask about it at your local library!
A Little Wicked Guide – free PDF download
“…readers will learn a lot about resilience and Scottish identity.” – Publisher’s Weekly
Now that A Little Wicked is available in libraries across the country (and a little in Canada!), it’s a good time to repost the link to the FREE A Little Wicked Curriculum Guide written by Marcie Colleen. It is an excellent resource for homeschool families, librarians, book clubs, teachers and other educators.
Remember the multi-talented and effervescent Marcie Colleen has written many amazing curriculum guides for picture books as well as middle grade. Take a look!