Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

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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HOW TO ROB A BANK

I handed my copy of HOW TO ROB A BANK to a twelve, almost thirteen, year old neighbor boy. His mom snatched it away and gave me a look like “Are you crazy?” I assured her the first person narration … Continue reading

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MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD—THE EDGE OF THE WORD

IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! I saved the world once but now I have to do it again. Such is the premise for the sequel, MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD—THE EDGE OF THE WORD. I previously reviewed the first book … Continue reading

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EXPLORER ACADEMY—THE DOUBLE HELIX

Book three in National Geographic’s Middle grade fiction series continues the story of twelve year old Cruz Coronado as a student at Explorer Academy. If you missed the first two installments, take a peek at my review of THE NEBULA … Continue reading

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I CAN MAKE THIS PROMISE

A welcome trend in plot lines among contemporary middle grade novels focuses on kids unsure about their family tree, especially in understanding those family members that came before them. I recently featured Some Places More Than Others, set mostly in … Continue reading

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NINA SONI, FORMER BEST FRIEND

This first book in the series introduces readers to a curious Indian-American girl who thrives on making lists and loves numbers. Here’s what to expect from Peachtree Publishing: Nina tried as hard as she could, but still somehow she forgot … Continue reading

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MMGM for 10-21-2019

                Several months ago I received a note from a blogger asking for a more streamlined MMGM list. Your wish has been granted. On future MMGM posts I can either continue doing my graphic version or use the new format … Continue reading

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