This audience likes to read about characters they can “look up to”. Create protagonists who are slightly older than the readers you’d like to reach, typically age 9-13.
Examples of MG novels:
Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger
Because of Winn-Dixie by Katie DiCamillo
Savvy by Ingrid Law
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio
- Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Princess Madeline and the Dragon by Kirstin Pulioff
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (enjoyed by all ages)
I love the idea of yet-to-be-born books that will turn MG-ers into lifelong readers and the soon-to-be discovered writers turned authors who’ll get to do what they love for a living. So write on!