Carolrhoda Books Announces Six New Novels for Middle-Grade Readers

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Celebrate a new selection of middle-grade novels from Carolrhoda
Books
, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group
, this spring! Six new fun and engaging titles will
delight middle grade readers, teachers, and families alike.

“Carolrhoda is thrilled to bring our Spring 2016 list of middle-grade
novels to the market,” said Alix Reid, associate publisher of trade. “We
wanted to build a middle-grade line within Carolrhoda that exemplifies
the quality of our brand, and this season represents exactly the kind of
list we want: an eclectic mix of books that appeals directly to
middle-school kids with a variety of subjects, characters, and stories.”

If you’re interested in island adventures, small-town kidnappings,
talking animals, or circus adventures—or if you’re simply interested in
high-quality books aimed at middle-grade readers—explore the diverse new
titles from award-winning Carolrhoda
Books
.

Six new titles will be released this spring from a diverse list of
authors, including debut novelists and veteran authors:

In The
Black Dragon
, the first book in Julian Sedwick’s Mysterium
series, readers meet Danny Woo, a twelve-year-old with an unusual
childhood. His parents were the star performers in the Mysterium
circus—and they taught Danny plenty of tricks. But his parents’ skills
couldn’t save them from dying in a suspicious fire. Now his aunt has
been kidnapped, and Danny must use every trick he knows to rescue her
from an international criminal organization.

The
Bolds
by author and comedian Julian Clary, is a zany new
book about a very unusual family. The Bold family seems fairly normal,
but they’re keeping one hilarious secret: they’re hyenas. That’s
right—they’re covered in fur, have tails tucked into their clothes, and
really, really like to laugh. Will their neighbors ever find out?

Jane
Hardstaff’s
The
Executioner’s Daughter
introduces readers to Moss, who has been
trapped inside the Tower of London all her life with her father, the
executioner for King Henry VIII. She’s so desperate to see the outside
world that even chilling stories of what lies beyond won’t stop her.

Award-winning author Elizabeth
Atkinson
, author of I,
Emma Freke
, brings us The
Island of Beyond.
Awkward, unsocial eleven-year-old
Martin is being packed off to spend the summer with his weird great-aunt
Lenore, who lives on a tiny island in rural Maine called Beyond. Martin
knows it’s going to be a terrible summer . . . but nothing about Beyond
is what Martin expects.

In The
Maypop Kidnapping
by C.
M. Surrisi
, Quinnie’s teacher has disappeared from Maiden
Rock. Quinnie suspects a kidnapping, but her mom, the town sheriff, just
thinks the teacher has left town. So Quinnie teams up with her glamorous
new neighbor, Mariella, to solve the mystery. As the girls hunt for
clues around Maiden Rock, they encounter a cast of unlikely characters.
And if Quinnie’s hunch is right, the search may lead them right into
danger . . .

When Mateo Martinez spots two skunks stealing his trike in Robin
Yardi
’s The
Midnight War of Mateo Martinez
, he knows he’s too big for that
rusty kid toy. But Mateo also has a neighborhood to protect, and he’s
about to begin a big, stinky quest to catch the thieves. A quest that
starts in the middle of the night!

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About the Publisher
Carolrhoda
Books
, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group
, has been publishing award-winning, high-quality
picture books, fiction, and nonfiction titles since 1969. For more
information, visit www.lernerbooks.com
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#1 The Black Dragon
March 2016
$18.99 Hardcover,
Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 9–14
HC:
978-1-4677-7567-0
352 Pages 5 1/4 x 7 1/2

The Bolds
March 2016
$16.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook
Also Available

Ages 8–12
HC: 978-1-5124-0440-1
272
Pages 5 5/64 x 7 51/64

The Executioner’s Daughter
April 2016
$16.99 Hardcover,
Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 9–13
HC:
978-1-60684-562-2
264 Pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

The Island of Beyond
April 2016
$17.99 Hardcover,
Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 9–13
HC:
978-1-4677-8116-9
288 Pages ● 5 ¼ x 7 ½

The Maypop Kidnapping
March 2016
$17.99 Hardcover,
Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 9–14
HC:
978-1-4677-5789-8
304 Pages 5 1/4 x 7 1/2

The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez
March 2016
$17.99
Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 8–12
HC:
978-1-4677-8306-4
184 Pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

To Purchase: Visit your local bookstore, order by phone at
800-328-4929, or visit us at
lernerbooks.com.

Contacts

Lerner Publishing Group
Lindsay Matvick, 800-328-4929, x385
Publicity
Manager
lmatvick@lernerbooks.com
or
Libby
Stille, 800-328-4929, x347
Marketing and Publicity Assistant
lstille@lernerbooks.com

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