Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

MMGM for October 3, 2022

A new month of MMGM’S. Click on OCTOBER to reach a blogger’s post. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of NOTHING INTERESTING EVER HAPPENS TO ETHAN FAIRMONT by Nick Brooks. Brenda at Log Cabin Library has a … Continue reading

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Nothing Interesting Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmont

Something cool happening in Ferrous City? Not a chance. Until one day . . . when self-proclaimed genius inventor Ethan Fairmont runs into an abandoned car factory to avoid a local bully and accidentally stumbles across his ex-best friend Kareem, new … Continue reading

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MMGM for September 26, 2022

Click on each star to reach a blogger’s post. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of HAVEN JACOBS SAVES THE PLANET by Barbara Dee. Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles reviews The Other Side of the River by … Continue reading

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HAVEN JACOBS SAVES THE PLANET

Haven Jacobs is a 7th grade girl whose emotions are out of control over one topic: climate change. It’s effecting her mental health along with falling grades, sleep, and friendships. She wonders why adults aren’t doing anything about the crisis … Continue reading

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MMGM for September 19, 2022

Fall is in the air and officially begins this Thursday. Prepare for the new season with any or all of the suggested reads below. Click on to reach a blogger’s post. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review … Continue reading

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THE TILTERSMITH

Edward was dreaming. He was trying to pick something up with a spoon. The thing, which was going to lead him to a brilliant scientific discovery, kept slithering away like a worm. Then, just as he thought he’d finally nabbed … Continue reading

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CRABGRASS COMIC ADVENTURES

Not so long ago cell phones and the internet didn’t exist to fill a child’s spare time. Instead you got together with your best friend and wandered around the neighborhood looking for fun. The Crabgrass comic strip relives those moments … Continue reading

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MMGM for September 12, 2022

Start your stack of books from the suggested ones below. Click on the happy boy and his book haul to reach a blogger’s post. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of THE AREA 51 FILES by Julie … Continue reading

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THE AREA 51 FILES

Area 51 is the military facility located in southern Nevada and managed by the U.S. Air Force. Conspiracy theories have piled up over the years that extraterrestrial life is a part of this iconic place. The humans there may not … Continue reading

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MAVEN & REEVE MYSTERY Duology

I first reviewed Australian author, A.L. Tait’s books back in 2020 with THE BOOK OF SECRETS and THE BOOK OF ANSWERS. She returns with a new series that offers more rich character depiction and amazing world building. The main characters … Continue reading

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