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European history comes alive with this new four book set from Nomad Press. Learn all about the Thinkers, Inventors, Artists, and Explorers from the 14th to 17th century. These would be great for a school or for those home schoolers … Continue reading

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New cover reveals for The Lightning Road series by Donna Galanti!

I previously reviewed Donna Galanti’s The Lightning Road series: JOSHUA AND THE LIGHTNING ROAD and JOSHUA AND THE ARROW REALM—both fantastic adventures. Today I’m thrilled to give you a look at these awesome new cover reveals! Plus enter to win … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Before I get to my featured review let me pause to celebrate. This past weekend was my 6th year blogging anniversary! I gave all the details in last Friday’s post. What better way … Continue reading

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A Happy 6th Year Blogging Anniversary!

What a wild ride! This weekend marks six years of blogging at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE. Oh Happy Day! Sorry, no cupcakes to give out as they don’t last too long at my house. What I do have is a … Continue reading

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THINGS THAT SURPRISE YOU for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Welcome to MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY. I’m reviewing this smart new title sure to please readers. But first there are two giveaway opportunities: ******************************** Giveaway at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE: One lucky winner will receive a copy of THINGS THAT … Continue reading

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Whoopee! Celebrate! Party Time! Yes, it has been four years since I made my first MMGM post and five years since I began ALWAYS in the MIDDLE. Thanks to everyone who has visited. The growth in this short time is … Continue reading

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THE BLAZING BRIDGE for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

The Blood Guard trilogy concludes with THE BLAZING BRIDGE. The excitement and adventure follows the first two installments: THE BLOOD GUARD and THE GLASS GAUNTLET. New readers to the series could get by with just reading Book 3, but they’ll … Continue reading

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And The Winner is…

                                  The winner of my recent giveaway for SHACKLES OF THE DEEP and an ARC of CROSSING THE LINE is Rosi Hollinbeck. Congratulations. You can catch Rosi’s reviews and her own giveaways at THE WRITE STUFF. I’ll have another giveaway … Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Michael H. Cottman takes readers on a four-year odyssey across four continents for the purpose of discovering his ancestors and what it meant to be on a slave ship. Featured here is the Henrietta Marie. It’s … Continue reading

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Favorite Middle Grade Reading Moments 2016 & a Giveaway

The end of 2016 went by so fast I didn’t have time to post my GOLDEN CUP AWARDS. It’s not a list of favorite books, but instead recognition for my most memorable middle grade reading moments of 2016 and a … Continue reading

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