Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

MMGM for June 17, 2019

                    Summer officially begins on Friday! More time to read! Click on each blogger’s cool sun for their feature or review. Here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of RETURN OF THE EVENING STAR by Diane Rios. … Continue reading

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Return of the Evening Star

IT’S ANOTHER EDITION OF MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY and a FEATURED REVIEW of RETURN OF THE EVENING STAR by DIANE RIOS THE OFFICIAL PLOT: A mysterious hospital deep in the Oregon woods is sending marauding ambulances into the countryside, looking … Continue reading

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THIS BOOK IS CUTE

This Book Is Cute! The Soft and Squishy Science and Culture of “Aww” by Sarah Wassner Flynn  Ever wonder why some creatures just make you want to cuddle them? Those adorable big eyes. Those floppy ears! And that soft velvety fur. Welcome … Continue reading

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MMGM for June 10, 2019

            And National Little League Week!  No baseball book today, but I do have THE ROOT OF MAGIC by Kathleen Benner Duble. Click on my old #10 jersey for this post and the baseball for the other features and reviews … Continue reading

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THE ROOT OF MAGIC

IT”S ANOTHER EDITION OF MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Exactly what is going on in the small town known as Kismet, Maine? Willow, her mom, and little brother, Wisp, find themselves stuck there during a bad snowstorm. The townspeople—at least the … Continue reading

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UNDAUNTED

As a young scientist, Birute Mary Galdikas had a mission: to find and study the elusive orangutans of Borneo’s rain forest to help protect this amazing and elusive species.  Award-winning author Anita Silvey explores the life and legacy of this … Continue reading

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LUNA: The Science and Stories of Our Moon

Publishing in time for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, astronomer, artist and former Director of Science Information for the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics David Aguilar explores the moon from all angles, from its place in the night sky and our … Continue reading

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