Monday, January 23, 2012

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I'm thrilled to be taking part in my first ever Marvelous Middle Grade Monday post! This is an awesome meme started by the lovely Shannon Messenger. If you haven't yet, please go check out her blog! It's fabulous!

Each week with MMGM, I'm going to take a moment and spotlight an upcoming MG (middle grade) release I can't wait to read. Having just spent this past weekend at ALA, I had a hard time deciding which book to feature. I am beyond excited for this year's upcoming releases. Today's spotlight is: Ghost Buddy, Zero to Hero. I received this from via an invitation I had from Scholastic to attend their launch of some of their newest MG and Children's books, and I have to say I was completely impressed not only with the presentation, but with the books they featured. Here's a little bit about the Zero to Hero:

By: Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver
Published by: Scholastic
Released on: 1/1/2012
Series: Ghost Buddy Book #1
Ages: 8 & up
Purchase from: Scholastic | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

A hilarious new series from Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver, authors of the bestselling HANK ZIPZER books!

Billy Broccoli is new to the neighborhood, and wants cool friends and a spot on the baseball team more than anything. But the one thing he never wanted is his own personal ghost. So imagine his surprise when he ends up sharing a room with Hoover Porterhouse, a funny ghost with a whole lot of attitude.

When an obnoxious school bully sets out to demolish Billy, the Hoove comes up with a plan for revenge. It’s all in the Hoove’s Rule Number Forty-Two: Stay cool. And like it or not, Billy and the Hoove have to stick together if Billy ever wants to get in style, get even, and conquer the school - quoted from Goodreads

I'll be posting my review for this later this week. Now go check out the rest of the MMGM features here. Happy Reading!


  1. Ooo, I've heard good things about this one. Sounds like I need to pick up a copy.

  2. I haven't heard of this one. Thanks so much for being part of Shannon's Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday group. I am too. Will add you to my links for the weeks I participate.

  3. Shannon- It looks like just a great read. I'm excited to read it.

    Natalie- I hadn't either until ALA. I'm looking forward to being apart of this!!

  4. This looks like a great fun book! I am trying to read more MG books, and it's great to learn about new ones I haven't heard of.


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Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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