Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

MALAMANDER

Much buzz has preceded the release of this new trilogy: World rights were acquired in 2018 at an eight publisher, six figure auction. Rights were sold in twelve territories. Sony has since bought the film rights. The series begins with … Continue reading

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MMGM for 9/9/2019

             It’s National Teddy Bear Day! Click on one of our cuddly guests to take you to a blogger’s middle grade post. I don’t have a teddy bear story at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE, but I do have a review … Continue reading

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THE FIRE STALLION

Welcome to another edition of Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! I’ll be back Friday with another fantastic new book, MALAMANDER. Today though is devoted to THE FIRE STALLION. Twelve-year-old Hilly has landed her dream job, riding on the set of Brunhilda, … Continue reading

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SPEED DEMON

Author Fred Bowen not only writes great sports stories for middle grade readers but he also pens a sports column for kids in the Washington Post.  Books in his sport series cover baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. Fred’s web page … Continue reading

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BRAIN GAMES-MIGHTY BOOK OF MIND BENDERS

Chock-full of puzzles, optical illusions, cranial challenges, and information on the latest research in neuroscience, this awesome activity book helps you discover even more about your amazing brain! It’s kid-friendly fun, based on the National Geographic hit television show, Brain … Continue reading

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LEGACY AND THE QUEEN

IT’S MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! GAME. SET. MAGIC. Game – Tennis means life and death for the residents of the magical kingdom of Nova, and for twelve-year-old Legacy, it’s the only thing getting her through the long days taking care … Continue reading

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STUDENT WORLD ATLAS

National Geographic continues to lead the way in this newest edition of the Student World Atlas. Get a hold of one when your child starts middle school. They’ll have a useful resource that can take them right through high school … Continue reading

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