MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS
Firedrake Books is proud to present engaging middle grade books for kids age 8-12.
Book 1 in The Countdown Chronicles
The Four Guardians of the world have gone missing. They’ve been kidnapped by some of the most diabolical fiends that ever existed. Now, four misfit kids from different parts of the world must band together to save the Guardians. Along the way, they learn to work together, as they confront and conquer their deepest fears
Book 2 of The Countdown Chronicles
The three treasures of Japan have been stolen. And it's up to three kids to find the treasures and take them home. But these young warriors might get more than they bargained for. Because the evil spirits that stole the treasures want more than a few precious trinkets. They want to take over the world.
When the most popular kid-hosted TV show holds guest host auditions, the show’s BIGGEST fan decides to try out. [Cue Natalie Greyson] Eleven-year-old Natalie is determined to overcome turning into a tongue-tied, air ball burping, runny-nose disaster whenever she gets into an embarrassing situation. Her destiny is to land the coveted role of guest host on Kidz Konnection. As the show’s biggest fan, no one could possibly deserve it more! But two GIANT obstacles stands in Natalie’s way: her parents and her naturally talented best friend, Kailyn. Kailyn will stop at nothing to become guest host, and Natalie turns to her blog to vent her frustrations. With the stakes running high, Natalie goes against her parent’s wishes and decides to audition. But Kailyn has her own secret plan to become Number One, even if it means doing so at the expense of her best friend. Now, Natalie must find a way out of the drama and into the spotlight. But will the competitive pressure cause her to lose her ultimate dream, along with her best friend?
From the Magical Mind of Mindy Munson
Every house has a history. This House has a mystery.
When the orphaned Munsen kids move with their aunt to The House, Mindy Munsen discovers strange creatures living there already. Ghosts. Dragons. Leprechauns. And a scary Thing lurking in the basement. Mindy’s older sister Susie is determined to find out where these creatures came from and why they’re living in the Munsen’s house. With the help of the next-door neighbors and an old lady named Mrs. Wemberley, Susie, Mindy and their brothers unravel The House’s amazing secrets. And along the way, they discover some incredible secrets about themselves.
Tall, gawky, and twelve, D.C. Blau stumbles into her cousin Becky’s birthday party wearing a neon yellow T-shirt so bright it could burn someone’s eyeballs out. Towering above the boys there and self-conscious about her height, she prefers to think that it’s the boys who are the outliers, that Becky has more “dwarf” friends than Snow White -- but one among them catches her eye, Rob, a definite Bashful. Strangely, though they’ve never before met, the tall girl and the shy boy take to each other like long lost pals. So begins an unusual tweenage friendship, one that carries the two kids though a year both terrible and wonderful. There’s banter, and fun with fantasy. Ballplayers so huge they’re named after mountains. An island populated with up-chucking vampire birds. Freaky fortunes from a funky fortune-teller lady. A flukey fishing trip, and a rollicking, roller-coaster of a small plane ride. Father’s Day blues. And in the end, a climactic, life-changing event that spirals down from “out of the blue.”