This week I picked up Diary of a Wimpy Kid and #5 The Ugly Truth. I haven't read this series yet (blame it on personal interests) but I wanted more examples of 1st person. I read the books in 4 hours. I couldn't put them down. Love the voice. I think they're completely relatable to middle graders. They are loosely plotted but I still enjoyed the random collection of middle grade experiences. I thought I would pick up #2 Roderick Rules today.
Are any of you going to see the movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules? It opens today.
Industry & Inspriation
- Whatever Happened to Middle Grade Fiction? @ Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
- Middle Grade Trends/Ideas/Plots We'd Like to See @ From the Mixed-Up Files
- A Who's Who in Children's Books @ Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
- When Your Agent Isn't Feeling the Love @ Jennifer Represents.
- 7 Questions for Literary Agent Joan Slattery @ Middle Grade Ninja.
- 7's Up: What are You Reading? @ The OWL. (I love seeing into what actual 7th graders are reading. Her class: mostly YA. So I have to ask MG writers, is your protag the right age?)
- Worried About eBook Piracy? Consider This...@ Write4Kids!
- Breaking News: Federal Judge Denies Google Books Settlement @ Alice Pop'es SCBWI blog.
- Do, Read, Ask @ Book Dreaming.
- Mimetic Writing @ Kidlit.
- Writing Racy @ Write About Now. (As in race, not sexy. Come on people, this is MG.)
- K is for (yuck) Kissing @ That's Another Story.
- Don't Dress Up Your Dogs @ Project Mayhem.
- ...Cool Characters @ Lenny's World.
- Crafting the Villain and a Wii Bit of Fun @ PK Hrezo.
- Secret Recipe for a Novel @ Adventures in Children's Publishing.
- Querying Elana J's Way @ Writers' Ally aka sa larsen.
- Under the Green Hill by Laura L. Sullivan @ Middle Grade Ninja.
- The Adventures of Daniel Boom AKA Loud Boy @ Night Writer.
- Sparrow Road @ My Brain on Books.
- Tween Tuesday: Audio Review The Red Pyramid @ The O.W.L.
- A Tale Dark and Grimm @ Book Nut.
- A Whole Nother Story @ Shannon Whitney Messenger.
- Amy Hodgepodge: All Mixed Up! @ My Comfy Chair.
- The Princess and the Goblin @ Book Dreaming.