Middle Grade Authors Melissa Thomson and Malayna Evans

It’s time for Middle-Grade adventure! In Melissa Thomson’s funny standalone middle-grade novel, Tito the Bonecrusher, Oliver enlists the help of his favorite lucha-libre wrestler turned action star to spring his dad from a deportation holding center. In Jagger Jones and the Mummy's Ankh, Malayna Evans introduces us to a  whiz kid from Chicago's South Side whose encyclopedic knowledge of ancient Egypt is tested when he travels back in time.

Malayna Evans is the author of the middle-grade time travel series, The Egyptified Joneses. She earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago and has used her background to craft a tale loaded with historical details, attested ancient actors, and a magical adventure full of gods, mummies and wriggling creatures. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Melissa Thomson has been both an elementary and middle-school teacher, as well as a literacy coach, in New York and Washington, DC public schools. She is also the author of the Keena Ford chapter book series. Melissa lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and son. melissathomson.com

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Tito the Bonecrusher Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374303532
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 5th, 2019

Jagger Jones and the Mummy's Ankh Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948671620
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Month9Books, LLC - May 28th, 2019