We here at the Mixed-Up Files are passionate about middle-grade books. But we’re also excited about middle-grade writers! We love to provide support, resources, and links to writing great middle-grade books. We know MG books are special—many of them gave us reading pleasure during our own tender middle-grade years and provided inspiration to write manuscripts emulating those same emotions and yearnings we felt way-back then. Maybe it was Little House on the Prairie, The Phantom Tollbooth, Harriet the Spy, or even From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler that inspired you. In any case, you’re here, which means you love to write middle-grade books.
So pull up a chair, enjoy a cupcake with sprinkles, and get ready to be middle-grade-ified!
- The Craft
- The Process
- The Writing Life
- Categories of Children’s Books
- Does your book qualify as middle-grade?
- Websites & Organizations