Middle-Grade Mania at Anderson's in Naperville on May 13th

Please join us for a celebration of all things middle-grade at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville. We'll discuss writing in a variety of genres, from historical fiction to fantasy, contemporary to fairytale. And we will speak to the craft as well as the business of writing, as well as the popularity of middle-grade fiction in today's market.

When: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13th
Where: Anderson's Bookshop, 123 West Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL
Cost: Free
Details: There will be cupcakes!

The MGMs Visit the Book Cellar on May 30th

After years of focusing on young adult and teens, editors and publishers are taking a keen interest in kidlit's younger sibling: middle-grade. What is it like writing for a young audience? Where do the ideas come from? How do authors hone their craft? What kind of language is appropriate and what's not?

When: 7 p.m. on Friday, May 30th
Where: The Book Cellar, 4736 N Lincoln Ave.
Cost: Free
Details: There will be cupcakes!

It's a Middle Grade Jamboree at the Book Stall in Winnetka on May 31st

Come out to the Bookstall at Chestnut Court for a celebration of middle-grade books. With summer vacation just days away, this will be a great opportunity to hear authors from a variety of genres talk about writing, reading, and falling in love with great characters.

When: 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 31st
Where: The Bookstall, 811 Elm Street, Winnetka
Cost: Free
Details: Perfect for lining up a summer reading list!