Have you seen this great discussion about writing middle grade?
Literary agent Michael Bourret and editor Molly O'Neil give us the scoop on everything you wanted to know about middle grade. This is well worth reading and it's only part 1. There is more to come!
Here's a quote from Molly O'Neil: "I think about middle grade being the time when a lot of readers discover “that book”—the one that turns them into a lifelong reader, or explodes their world open with new ideas, or shares exactly the right truth at exactly the right moment in a way they’ll never forget."