Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

MMGM for 1-20-2020

     AND MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! As we remember the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., I have CLEAN GETAWAY by Nic Stone. It’s about a boy and the truths his white grandma reveals during an unscheduled road trip. Sue … Continue reading

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MMGM for 12/23/19

         IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! HAPPY HANUKKHA and MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I present my GOLDEN CUP AWARDS at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE. They’re the memorable moments I’ve had reading MG Literature the past year in 14 categories. Maria Antonia … Continue reading

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BRAIN CANDY

This is it! My final holiday MG non-fiction recommendation. Do you know a kid who doesn’t like to read? Hand them this book and they’ll be reading these fun facts right back to you. Hundreds are included along with colorful … Continue reading

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THE BIG BOOK OF BLING

Have some sparkle and shine with my fourth of five recommendations for MG holiday non-fiction shopping: Bling isn’t just the shiny ring on your finger or the fancy extras at a party. It’s everything that shines and amazes. Keep your … Continue reading

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Treasury of Bible Stories

You don’t have to be faithful to enjoy this collection of re-tellings from the ancient Bible, my third of five recommendations for MG holiday non-fiction shopping. The text has a gentle, lyrical quality making for an easy read. Here’s the … Continue reading

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MMGM for 12-16-19

            IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! In case you’re planning ahead, I’ll be posting the MMGM lineup every Monday this month. Today at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m reviewing THE MIRACULOUS by Jess Redman. COMPLETELY FULL BOOKSHELF has a list … Continue reading

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THE MIRACULOUS

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! The death of a family member is never easy, especially for someone like the always happy main character, Wunder. He isn’t sure how to deal with a death of his baby sister. The … Continue reading

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