Category Archives: Giveaways

AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS (+ A GIVEAWAY!)

Middle grade fantasy has many beloved characters and series. Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and Artemis Fowl come to mind. But now there’s a new strong-willed protagonist and her name is Amari Peters. She’s a character that can proudly take her … Continue reading

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MMGM for December 7, 2020

           Welcome to our first MMGM of December It’s also a special one. Three years ago, author Shannon Messenger contacted me. LODESTAR, Book 6 in her wildly popular KEEPER OF THE LOST CITY series had just been released  and … Continue reading

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WEIRD BUT TRUE! HALLOWEEN

Plus you could win your very own copy (U.S. Addresses only) thanks to National Geographic Kids and Media Masters Publicity. Here are the not so scary details… The giveaway will only run for two days (So the winner can enjoy … Continue reading

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An ALWAYS in the MIDDLE Celebration

Earlier this month I published my 1,000th post! It’s been 8 years, over 600 reviews and I’ve made connections to  the most wonderful group of bloggers, authors, and middle graders. I am truly blessed to have such a platform. A … Continue reading

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Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes BLOG TOUR + HUGE GIVEAWAY!

Welcome Back to the Explorer Academy! AND… The Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes by Trudi Trueit on March 17th, blogs across the web are featuring a National Geographic Explorer who inspired The Explorer Academy, … Continue reading

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WE COULD BE HEROES

CELEBRATING MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY WITH A NEW RELEASE and GIVEAWAY! A boy, his new friend, and a canine they desperately want to save serve as the backdrop for this heartwarming story. A story full of challenges for both young … Continue reading

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY & CULTURE (Plus a GIVEAWAY!)

A stunning achievement sure to please middle graders, teachers, and librarians. Here’s the official background from National Geographic: More than 160 tribes are featured presenting a comprehensive overview of the history of North America’s Native peoples. From the Apache to … Continue reading

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Explorer Academy: The Double Helix Book Blast!

Welcome Back to the Explorer Academy! Welcome to the Explorer Academy: The Double Helix Book Blast!   To celebrate the release of Explorer Academy: The Double Helix by Trudi Trueit on September 24th, blogs across the web are featuring special content from … Continue reading

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Explorer Academy: The Falcon’s Feather BLOG TOUR!

I’ll soon have a review of this new book in the Explorer Academy series. For now enjoy Day Three of the Blog Tour… (And don’t forget to enter the huge GIVEAWAY through the link near the end of the post!) … Continue reading

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The 2018 GOLDEN CUP AWARDS

The past year was another special one for middle grade books. The big name award groups recognize their favorite books, but my Golden Cup Awards look within the stories to find the best in fifteen unique categories. Keep reading for … Continue reading

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