Tweenage dream |

Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 300+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 25000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at £9.99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade Now for £9.99 Learn more
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the United Kingdom version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Read anywhere Read anywhere
Ways to pay Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
At Pocketmags you get
Secure Billing
Great Offers
Web & App Reader
Gifting Options
Loyalty Points

Tweenage dream

Following years of market dominance by YA, publishers say it’s middle-grade fiction’s time to shine

Books for Young People

Kidlit spotlight

A lifelong passion for fiction often blossoms in the tween years, creating soft-focus memories of reading by flashlight under the covers or holed up in a backyard fort. While homegrown offerings for middle-graders have arguably been strong for decades – thanks to celebrated authors including Jean Little, Gordon Korman, and Kit Pearson – many insiders say the category is suddenly getting hotter. “I think it’s definitely a growing area for us,” says Tara Walker, publisher of Penguin Random House Canada Children’s Publishing Group.

The prolonged spotlight on young adult titles has reached a saturation point, says Walker, creating more demand for middle-grade fiction. At the same time, children’s publishing is a category that continues to expand, despite industry-wide challenges. Middle-grade is “becoming more important all the time,” says Andrew Wooldridge, publisher of Orca Book Publishers. “That’s where the readers are, and where you can do some of the most interesting things.”

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Quill & Quire - OCTOBER 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - OCTOBER 2016
Or 299 points
Getting free sample issues is easy, but we need to add it to an account to read, so please follow the instructions to read your free issue today.
Email Address
Annual Digital Subscription
Only £ 5.00 per issue
Or 4999 points

View Issues

About Quill & Quire

KIDLIT SPOTLIGHT It's middle-grade fiction's tome to shine Reviews of new books by M.G. Vassanji, Douglas Coupland and Kathy Page