Category Archives: Book Lists

Let’s Play Baseball

Snow is still on the ground where I live, but March is urging Spring to take over so we can hear those magic words: Play Ball!  Little league sing-ups are well under way and our major league teams are in … Continue reading

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The 2019 Golden Cup Awards

I’ve wrapped up my reading for the year and that means it’s time to reveal my favorite moments in Middle Grade literature. The big name award groups recognize their favorite books, but my Golden Cup Awards look within the stories … Continue reading

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The Nurturing of Middle Grade Books

A pile of MG books is nearby, waiting for me to read. The mini-tower sometimes reaches two feet, although now it’s down to about four books. Each one is a promise for a review and I’ll do exactly that before … Continue reading

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LOOKING FORWARD TO 2018

Coming up next Monday is  a Merry Christmas Marvelous Middle Grade Monday. I’ll have the Golden Cup Awards revealing my favorite moments from MG books. There’s also a giveaway of two $25 Amazon gift cards (Get the gift you really … Continue reading

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MY CYBILS PICKS FOR MIDDLE GRADE FICTION

The nomination period for this year’s CYBILS Awards opens on October 1st and closes October 15th. Anyone can nominate their favorites in more than ten categories from picture books to Young Adult (one nomination per category).  After you nominate it’s … Continue reading

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MY CYBILS PICKS FOR MIDDLE GRADE SPECULATIVE FICTION

The nomination period for this year’s CYBILS Awards opens on October 1st and closes October 15th. Anyone can nominate their favorites in more than ten categories from picture books to Young Adult (One nomination per category).  After you nominate its … Continue reading

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CYBILS Time is Almost Here!

The nomination period for this year’s CYBILS Awards opens on October 1st and closes October 15th. Anyone can nominate their favorites in more than ten categories from picture books to Young Adult (One nomination per category).  After you nominate, sit … Continue reading

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WHAT TO READ?

I’m catching up with my stack of to be read books, which has me adding more. It’s a never ending stream of great middle grade books coming out this year. Many launch dates have already occurred, but many more are … Continue reading

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Five More for the Future

Earlier this year I added five anticipated MG novels to my sky high future read list. In just four months I’ve reduced that list to One for the Future as I zipped through the first four close to their release … Continue reading

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An Irish Aside

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I couldn’t resist putting on my green socks, sipping green tea, and revisiting my favorite upper MG book set in Ireland – CELTIC RUN by Sean Vogel (2012). Here’s the book jacket blurb: While in Ireland … Continue reading

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