Jane G. Meyer

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I'm an author, editor and overall word-crazed person. I love music in language--love to read, and love to write. I can also do handstands, but I can no longer do a back flip nor a back bend, not even a measly kick-over... Yeah, I used to be a gymnast...

I have a new book, which just released in February 2016. When God Made You is the title... You can see a bit about it on my website! www.janegmeyer.com

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Jane G. Meyer Hi, Keri. I never did see this question when it came through on Goodreads. Forgive me. I'll answer anyway, just in case it might help someone at some…moreHi, Keri. I never did see this question when it came through on Goodreads. Forgive me. I'll answer anyway, just in case it might help someone at some point.

There are so many accessible, middle grade books, and it's one of my favorite age groups... Basically, you're looking for a book that has shortish chapters, that has lots of actions and where the plot moves quickly, and maybe where the type isn't too small so that kids don't get bogged down on one page for too long. Some books for boys that come to mind right away are: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (she's a great author for that age group); Freddy the Pig books (from the 50's and so funny); The Dragon of Lonely Island by Rebecca Rupp; Swallows and Amazons (set in England--a classic); my son loved the James Patterson books like the House of Robots series--or the Big Nate series (Lincoln Pierce--lots of illustrations and young boy humor) ... Another tact is the graphic novel world--for example the The Adventures of TinTin series by Herge--the graphic novel section in the library for middle grade students is a fascinating place to browse with so many choices like Pippi Longstocking (she's amazing!) and Hilda books. A couple other recommendations would be the Redwall series by Brian Jacques; Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief along with the sequels; and the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. There aren't many middle grade books that push any strange boundaries, so think about the child's interests (space, history, adventure, fantasy, etc...) and you'll be able to find something that will fit with the child. Lastly, one real favorites that my sons have liked, but may appear geared a bit more for girls is the Penderwick books (they're amazing!). Hope this helps!(less)
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My son had a play date!


When you have a child with developmental struggles, then you might understand the  underlying meaning of my excitement. We have entered a new season here at the Meyer home.  A season of a new school, and new friends, and new hope.


You see… Last year was hard.


And this new season–a season of play dates!!!–has my mama’s heart...hard.


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Jane G Meyer Yes, here we are on goodreads! Can't wait to see what you're reading. With three kids spinning around me, I finish books slowly, but I find this site as a nice resource for keeping track of books I've read in the past and what I thought of them.
Anyway, I'm jabbering.
Blessings!


Logospilgrim Thank you so much for adding me! I am very grateful for your kindness.


Robert Thank you so much for the kind comment, Jane. Your husband must be a really great guy to be around. I'm always looking for a few more friends to brave the surf with me. And Carol Berg is fantastic. What a wonderful friend for a writer to have! I've added your book to my shelf. I'll do my best to read it when I have an opportunity. Thanks again and best wishes to you!


Amanda He is doing good. He loves to sleep and eat. haha. And is getting very big. I think he is going to get churched on Sunday at church. Ya, I really liked those books!!!!!!!! I think I've read Hands Across the Moon about 4 times.


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