BookExpo Middle Grade Editors’ Buzz

BookExpo Middle Grade Editors’ Buzz

06/02/2017, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Room 1E 12/13/14


The prestigious BookExpo 2017 Middle Grade Book Editors' Buzz Panel program names the top authors and titles expected to resonate with readers in 2017. Over the past years, BookExpo’s Editors’ Buzz program has had a tremendous track record of predicting the coming year’s hottest books. Over the past three years, the program has selected nine books that made it onto The New York Times Best Sellers list. The selection process was made by three separate committees of booksellers, librarians and other industry professionals. The thoughtful debates within the selection process are designed to achieve the widest possible consensus. The Buzz Panel presentations, which feature book editors discussing the individual selections, will be supplemented with an Author Stage appearance for the chosen authors.

The finalists:

Auma's Long Run

Eucabeth Odhiambo

Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group

Publication Date: September 1, 2017


The Witch Boy

Molly Ostertag


Publication Date: September 1, 2017


Greetings From Witness Protection!

Jake Burt

Feiwel & Friends

Publication Date: October 3, 2017


The Stars Beneath Our Feet

David Barclay Moore

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: October 24, 2017


The Unicorn Quest: The Whisper in the Stone

Kamilla Benko

Bloomsbury Children's Books

Publication Date: January 30, 2018




  • Anne Holman


  • Liz Szabla


  • Nancy Siscoe



  1. Autographing
    In-Booth Signings
  2. Author Events
    Author Stage Talks
  3. Education
    Books & Authors

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