Written by: Michele Weber Hurwitz on October 25, 2012.
From the Mixed-Up Files is the group blog of middle-grade authors celebrating books for middle-grade readers. For anyone with a passion for children’s literature—teachers, librarians, parents, kids, writers, industry professionals— we offer regularly updated book lists organized by unique categories, author interviews, market news, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a children's book from writing to publishing to promoting.
In 1968, E. L. Konigsburg’s middle-grade novel, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, won the coveted Newbery Award for Excellence in American Children’s Literature. This site is named in honor of her beloved book. We hope you approve, Ms. Konigsburg. And thank you. Your book has touched generations of readers, and, if we have anything to say about it, will continue to do so for generations to come.