THE TIME OF THE FIREFLIES Launch, Giveaway, and Time Travel Titles!

Do you love a little bit of time-travel/time-bending elements in your middle-grade books? We’ve got some great titles for you – plus we’re celebrating one of our very own Mixed-Up File-rs brand new Middle-Grade with Scholastic!

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THE TIME OF THE FIREFLIES is the story of a beautiful heirloom doll with a secret family curse, a bit of historical fiction from 1912–and time-slipping. The novel has received terrific reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, and School Library Journal who said, “Haunting, well-constructed tale . . . A plot filled with suspense, adventure, and mystery. A perfect choice for lovers of ghost stories, historical fiction, or just a good yarn.”

Help Kimberley celebrate THE TIME OF THE FIREFLIES by entering the Rafflecopter below to win a signed hardcover copy of FIREFLIES, gorgeous Book Club Cards, and a glow-in-the-dark firefly necklace like this one:

Fireflfy Necklace

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Watch the mysteriously spooky book trailer right here, too!

Time Travel Middle-Grade Titles – a Mix of New and Oldies!

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

The Infinity Ring series by James Dashner, et al

WARP, Book 1 The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer

Watcher in the Woods by Robert Liparulo

Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder

Nick of Time by Anne Lindbergh

The Last Snake Runner by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Here’s an even bigger list of MG and YA Time Travel books from Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/28181.YA_MG_Time_Travel

Let a book carry you away to another time and place!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Kimberley Griffiths Little’s best ideas come when taking long hot baths, but instead of a sunken black marble tub with gold faucets and a dragon-shaped spigot, she has New Mexico hand-painted tiles in her adobe home along the Rio Grande. She makes a lot of chocolate chip cookies when writing/revising.

Find Kimberley on Facebook. and Twitter:@KimberleyGLittl Teacher’s Guides, Mother/Daughter Book Club Guides, and book trailers “filmed on location in the bayous/swamps of Louisiana” at Kimberley’s website.

 

A Celebration Giveaway!

Now that we are back online, we want to celebrate.  And there’s no better way to celebrate than by giving away a bunch of new books!

One lucky winner will receive the following six advance reader copies:


Best Friends by Erin Downing


Eliza Boom: My Explosive Diary by Emily Gale


Shark School: Deep Sea Disaster byDavy Ocean


30 Days of No Gossip by Stephanie Faris


Maddie’s Dream (A Ponies of Chincoteague book) by Catherine Hapka


Unicorn Magic: Bella’s Birthday Unicorn by Jessica Burkhart

Please leave a comment below to be entered in this giveaway.  To earn a second entry, please share this giveaway through your social networks and leave a second comment with the link.

The giveaway is open only to U.S. residents, and a winner will be chosen Thursday, August 21, 2014.

Thanks for celebrating with us!

Changes at From the Mixed-Up Files

You may have noticed that our site has been a little more mixed-up than usual.  We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused everyone, but we are happy to announce that we have isolated the problem and found a solution.

Part of the issue required updating the look of our site as well, so today we’d like to unveil our new design. Welcome to the all new From the Mixed-Up Files!

The look may be different from what you’re used to, but you’ll notice that our basic design remains the same.  So you’ll still find our OhMG News on the left sidebar; our menus, categories, archives, and much much more on the right sidebar; tabs to our static web pages across the top; and our almost daily blog posts are still prominently in the center of our site.

There is one addition to our new design, and that is that we have moved some items from our right sidebar to the bottom of our page instead. So look there if you can’t find something you used to see on the right.

We hope you’ll enjoy the new look but the same great content.  And thanks for supporting our site as one of our dedicated readers!