Booksellers Navigate New Trends in Middle Grade

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I loved this quote in Publishers Weekly spotlight on middle grade:

Much has changed about middle grade publishing since the debut of Harry Potter, but the core difficulty remains the same, according to Neville. “The biggest challenge is matching the kid to the age-appropriate title,” she says. To get the right books into readers’ hands, booksellers are allocating an increasing amount of floor and display space to their middle grade books, ensuring that there are books on hand for readers of all types.

It’s a reminder — as if we needed another — that the work librarians and booksellers do to support and love middle grade is immense, invaluable, and important. Thanks, y’all!