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Micki Bare's Books

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.”  – Mary Schmich

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

Looking for that discount ticket to portable magic that will help shape your young reader into a future leader? Here are some great options!

Coming May 2023

Blind Fairy

Zahra, a scraebin about as tall as a wild dandelion, is summoned by her mentor fairy after cicadas emerge to lull her colony into a deep sleep. Zahra soon learns she is The Convener, a responsibility she doesn’t want. After accepting her destiny, a turtle with amethyst eyes leads her to a lone, blind scraebin born with the markings of a fairy. Together, Zahra and the blind fairy must save the scraebin colonies. But when 12-year-old Brant, a human, snatches the blind fairy, and then Zahra suffers a concussion and injured wing, the obstacles appear too daunting to overcome.

Set in the Birkhead Wilderness of the Uwharrie Mountains in central North Carolina, Blind Fairy is the second book in the Zahra of the Uwharries series that chronicles Zahra’s unique and critical role in saving her species.

Middle Grade Magical Realism

Level Elevate (coming in 2023)

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Winner of the 2022

AAUW NC Young People's Literature Award!

Society of the Sentinelia

Zahra, a sprite-like tween no bigger than a loblolly pinecone, befriends an 11-year-old human on a quest to find her parents and sister. When a neighbor muddles their plans, kidnaps Zahra, and threatens her new friend, Zahra discovers unnerving truths about herself and her family.


Set in the Birkhead Wilderness of the Uwharrie Mountains in central North Carolina, Society of the Sentinelia is the first book in the Zahra of the Uwharries series that chronicles Zahra’s unique and critical role in saving her species. 
 

Middle Grade Magical Realism

Level Elevate (2022)

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Writers Crushing
COVID-19

Bestselling and award-winning authors are among the contributors to this anthology of short stories and essays. Micki Bare was a contributing author ("For Philly," a YA short story) as well as assistant editor on the project. Contributing authors seek to inspire, provoke thought, enlighten the mind, and raise the spirits in a time of worldwide pandemic.

Anthology

Lightspeed Books (2020)

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Thurston T. Turtle and the Precarious Puppy

In the third book of the Thurston T. Turtle series, Mr. Turtle finds himself being followed. Mr. Frogson and Mr. Bunnyton tell him his mind is playing tricks on him and he should get some rest. Mr. Possum is besieged by a naughty rascal who scatters his trash. The elusive creature turns out to be a floppy-eared, bigfooted puppy who captures hearts and needs a home and a name. The naming falls to Mr. Turtle’s students for that endearing project.

Early Reader Chapter Book
Jan-Carol Publishing (2012)

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Thurston T. Turtle and the Legend of the Lemonade

In this follow-up to Thurston T. Turtle Moves to Hubbleville, our endearing newcomer is settling in when he notices everyone's homemade butter cookies and lemonade taste the same. However, stories of the recipes' origins are quite different. While Mr. Turtle's second grade class uncovers other similarities, it is the discovery of old letters, help from the scattered Mr. Possum, and a visit to an old family friend that converge to reveal the legend of the lemonade. And the butter cookies, too, of course!

Early Reader Chapter Book

Jan-Carol Publishing (2012)

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Thurston T. Turtle Moves to Hubbleville

A charming tale of townspeople named for woodland creatures, who endear themselves to a newcomer to Hubbleville, Thurston T. Turtle. The town's quirky news reporter, Mr. Possum, is determined to get the scoop on the newest resident in town, but always seems to be one step behind. 

 

Early Reader Chapter Book

Jan-Carol Publishing (2010)

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The Kid Turned Out Fine

In this book by Paula Ford-Martin, more than thirty mothers, including Micki Bare, share their stories of all the things they might regret doing—and the happy knowledge that their kid turned out fine anyway!

Anthology

Adams Media (2006)

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