Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE

My favorite books by Rebecca Stead are without a doubt LIAR & SPY and WHEN YOU REACH ME. Would her new story, THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE, surpass those previous titles? Keep reading to find out. Gay … Continue reading

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WHAT IF SOLDIERS FOUGHT WITH PILLOWS?

The title gets one thinking, but the statement on the back cover is what made me happy to be spending time inside the pages of this book: What if to make the world you want… you must first imagine what … Continue reading

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IN THE RED

Earthlings are only in the planning stages to eventually send humans to Mars. What will it be like when a colony is set up there for the selected few to work and live? IN THE RED is set in the … Continue reading

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BLUE SKIES

WELCOME TO MY FEATURED REVIEW FOR MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! The 1940’s decade brings to mind thoughts of World War II, and when a book is set during this time period you anticipate reading specifically about the war torn years … Continue reading

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Pop Flies, Robo-Pets, and Other Disasters

Batter up! It’s another Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! I’ve read at least a dozen books the past ten years about the new kid at school. The story usually begins after the family has moved to a new state and community. … Continue reading

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THE BEST AT IT

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MONTH OF MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAYS! I’m starting off with a great contemporary story that has been on my reading pile for way too long. I couldn’t even recall how it got there. Then I did a … Continue reading

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TURN IT UP!

Turn it Up!: A Pitch-Perfect History of Music that Rocked the World  The high notes and biggest moments in music history are covered in this fun compendium, from Bach to the Beatles to Beyonce — and beyond. Many major music genres are … Continue reading

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