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Tween Tuesday: Most Anticipated Middle Grade for 2011

Tween Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted here at GreenBeanTeenQueen to highlight great reads for tweens! Join the fun and add your own Tween Tuesday posts below.

Here are a few 2011 MG debuts I'm looking forward to reading in 2011. What 2011 tween releases are you excited about?


Vanished by Sheela Chari

From Goodreads: How does a beloved Indian instrument vanish from the hands of a late, renowned musician and end up in the possession of a potato-chip-eating, perpetually tardy eleven-year-old girl?

This is what Neela Krishnan, Arlington's budding veena player, must figure out if she wants her instrument back after it vanishes one day from a church. What she soon discovers is that her veena's "vanishing" is no accident but part of a bizarre chain of disappearances involving a missing, retired minister, a kooky church sextant guarding a dragon teakettle, and Lynne, the new girl at school with a huge wad of cash and a mysterious connection to the dead musician. Hot on the trail of the lost veena, Neela winds up in India, where her success depends largely on her wits, her speed, and unlikeliest of all, a pack of baseball cards.

-I love creative middle grade mysteries and this one sounds like a great adventure! Plus, I love the cover!


From Goodreads: Twelve-year-old Kat Stephenson may be the despair of her social-climbing Step-Mama, but she was born to be a magical Guardian and protector of Society—if she can ever find true acceptance in the secret Order that expelled her own mother. She’s ready to turn the hidebound Order of the Guardians inside-out, whether the older members like it or not. And in a society where magic is the greatest scandal of all, Kat is determined to use all her powers to help her three older siblings—saintly Elissa, practicing-witch Angeline, and hopelessly foolish Charles—find their own true loves, even if she has to turn highwayman, battle wild magic, and confront real ghosts along the way!



-I feel like I've been waiting to read this book forever, so I'm delighted it's almost here!! And it's another cover I just adore!

Aliens on Vacation by Clete Smith

-Grandma's Bed and Breakfast is actually for visiting aliens!

-This one souns hilarious and already has a movie deal in the works! And again, it's another cover I can't help but love!



Comments

  1. Those looks great, especially Aliens on Vacation. Thanks for the tips!

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  2. Thanks for sharing these! I've got new ones to add to my list now :)

    PS I love the design of your blog. The bright colors always make me smile when I see them :)

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  3. I haven't read any of the books you listed - I'll look forward to reading them soon. Thanks.

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