Debut Authors Need Your Help
Middle grade debut books often face more challenges than subsequent books by established writers, and that’s never been more true than this year. Beginning last spring, concerns about COVID-19 meant not only school closures, but author visits, book fairs, book signings, book cons, summer library and bookstore programs– major things authors do to promote their books– were canceled.
Here’s something you can do to help. Read through this list. Add titles to your Goodreads shelf using the links below. If your budget allows, purchase a couple of the books on this list through any of the buy links. (Amazon, Book Depository and Indiebound links are affiliate links.)
At the bottom of the list, I’ve posted a quick ideas list of 4 ways you can support these authors and help promote their debut MG titles even if you can’t afford to buy their books.
14 Middle Grade Debut Books
The Circus of Stolen Dreams by Lorelei Savaryn
What You Need to Know: A sister looking for her lost brother. A magical circus where the cost of entry is a memory. For fans of CIRCUS MIRANDUS and THE NIGHT GARDENER.
Published September 1, 2020
Double the Danger and Zero Zucchini by Betsy Uhrig
What You Need to Know: A boy gets hired by his aunt to help her fix her children’s book about a grumpy frog and prize-winning zucchini. Sounds hilarious to me!
Published September 22, 2020
4 Ways You Can Help These Debut Authors
- Order a copy of any of these books using the buy links listed.
- Contact your local library and ask them to order copies of these titles.
- Share this post so that other readers can see the list and support the authors, too!
- Write your own blog or social media post that highlights your favorite debut authors’ books– be sure to include at least one buy link.
There are more middle grade debut books in this list on Goodreads, too. Check it out and find even more titles you might like!
What are your favorite debut middle grade titles from this year?
Have you read any of the books on this list? Which are your favorites, or which ones are you excited to read?
If you’ve got other debut titles on your reading list, let me know about them! Let’s spread the word and help support this year’s debut authors.