Indies Introduce

Middle Grade

  • The Cardboard Kingdom, Chad Sell
    Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9781524719388, June 5, 2018 (Middle Grade)

    The Cardboard Kingdom is a clever and fun celebration of self-expression and imagination. With short, graphic vignettes of the different kids in the neighborhood—and the alter egos they develop through their cardboard costumes and creativity—we get to know a bit about the diverse range of characters in Any Neighborhood, U.S.A."

    Nicole Yasinsky, Novel. (Memphis, TN)

    “Aside from being cute as all heck and sweet enough to cause cavities, this collection of interwoven tales (all surrounding a neighborhood and the children within it) is riddled with lovely, thoughtful, important messages. I will be buying a copy of The Cardboard Kingdom for every child I babysit for, and do not plan to leave them alone until they’ve read the entire thing!”


    Louise Marshall, Rakestraw Books (Danville, CA)

    “Nintendo Labo? Nah. I raise you a Cardboard Kingdom. This delightful graphic novel is a game of Dungeons & Dragons, a superhero story, and a kaiju match all in one. Any nerdy, imaginative kid will get a kick out of this read; plus, it boasts a truly diverse set of characters that deal with all sorts of problems but find solutions through their friendships and cardboard craft.”


    Destenie Fafard, Cellar Door Books (Riverside, CA)

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