What’s middle grade and what’s YA?
Librarians and booksellers need to know so much: what books are good, what level reader they’re right for, what’s age appropriate and on and on. This PW piece on how to figure out what falls in to middle grade vs. what is considered YA is quite interesting. Our librarian told us that some of her librarian friends shelve Harry Potter 1-3 in the kid section and the rest of the titles with the adult fiction. This article reminded me of how lucky we are that our local library and nearby bookstore both have really smart and knowledgable staff, so my kids can get good advice on what to read whenever they want.