MMGM for April 4, 2022



At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of THE BUTTON BOX.

Author June McCrary Jacobs features the historical fiction novel, Miss Happiness & Miss Flower,  by Rumer Godden.

Patricia Tilton at Children’s Book’s Heal reviews Out of my Heart by Sharon L. Draper.  Top question to Draper by fans of Out of My Mind, is “what happened to Melody?

Maria Antonia has a post about THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY by Laura Shovan.

Rosi Hollinbeck takes a look at HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DAD by Gary Paulsen. Rosi also has three links of interest for her writing friends.

Mark Baker at Carstairs Considers returns with a review of Once Upon Another Time by James Riley.

Valinora Troy has two reviews. The first one is for younger readers, Merrylegs by Pam Smy, and the second offering features the MG book, THE MONSTER MISSIONS.

Stephanie Robinson at Fairday’s Blog features an intriguing fantasy, Unicorn Island: Secret Beneath the Sand by Donna Galanti.

Jennifer Bohnhoff has a couple of animal books for young readers: Racoon Summer and A Packrat’s Holiday: Thistletoe’s Gift.

Karen Yingling at Mrs. Yingling Reads always has a fantastic MMGM book to share. Be sure to check it out along with her other reviews from last week including Saturday’s A Duet for Home.


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Thanks for spreading the middle grade love and for being a part of this awesome tradition begun by Shannon Messenger and carried on here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE! (CLICK HERE FOR PAST MMGM POSTS)

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3 Responses to MMGM for April 4, 2022

  1. donnagalanti says:

    I am reading Out of my Heart right now! I loved Out of my Mind so much. Sharon L. Draper really knows how to create characters to care about. 🙂 Thanks for the great round up here, Greg! (and for including Unicorn Island at Fairday’s Blog).

  2. So many great books on this list! I enjoyed checking out all the reviews. Thanks for posting them for us, Greg!

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