About Janet Key
When Janet Key was twelve, she sang and danced onstage in the background of musicals, stayed up too late reading Shakespeare, and had a closet full of themed, handsewn vests.
This is her first novel.
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I loved The Mirrorwood, by Deva Fegan -- it felt like a classic fairy tale, and yet so original!
Clare Vanderpool's classic story about a girl trying to find her place and understand her father is a beautiful classic
Under the Egg is a fun art history mystery -- what's not to like?!
I wish the mystery-cracking Enola Holmes had been around when I was middle grade age, and I especially love with wonderful bits of Victorian women's history woven into these books
Wrinkle in Time is one of my all time favorites!
Wolf Hollow is a beautiful coming of age story about learning not to judge other's by their appearances
Current and Favorite Middle Grade Reads
Like any middle grade writer, I was first a middle grade reader! I especially liked books with some aspect of history, mysteries with a girl detective, and/or fairy tales that felt fresh. Here are some of my current reads and all time favorites!