Melody J. Bremen

10 Graduation Gifts for Tweens

Monday June 12, 2017

It’s June, summer is approaching, and the school year is ending! A new batch of graduates have entered the world and some presents are in order. Jewelry and money will always be popular graduation gifts, but sometimes a little uniqueness is in order. Here are some cute, fun ideas from Amazon for middle school or junior high grads. There’s something for the boys, something for the girls, and if nothing works, you can always get the gift card (see number 1 on the list).

  1. Amazon Gift Card in a Graduation Cap Box
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10 Fun Website Designs of Authors of Children’s Books

Monday March 27, 2017

Here are some websites of middle grade or children’s books authors that I’ve come across and found fun and cute. Besides for accomplishing the basics – about the author and their books – they create a mood that makes them memorable.

  1. Nora Raleigh Baskin – pretty and classy and engaging
    Nora Baskin website
  2. Robin Adolphs – super cute and friendly-looking
    Adolphs website Read More>>

Awesome Self-Published Middle Grade Book Covers

Monday September 05, 2016

A Monstrous Place: A Tale From Between
A Monstrous Place: A Tale From Between (Tales From Between) Read More>>

Most Beautiful Illustrated Middle Grade Covers

Monday August 01, 2016

Middle-grade books have some of the most beautiful covers. At least, I think so. Here are some covers with stunning illustrations with lots of details:

  1. The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1)
  2. A Snicker of Magic Read More>>

Life of a Writer: A Story Told in GIFs

Monday July 04, 2016

Here’s me when I thought of the idea for the book:

via GIPHY Read More>>

Silhouettes on Middle-Grade Book Covers

Monday May 09, 2016

Many middle-grade book have beautiful silhouetted art on their covers. Here are some of my favorite:

  1. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1)
  2. The Feather Chase Read More>>