Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

MMGM for May 23, 2022

You’ll never hear those words in the upcoming summer months after choosing a few titles from this week’s selection of reviews and features!! Click on to view a blogger’s post. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of … Continue reading

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THE TITANIC TUNNEL

The historical fiction tag first peaked my interest for this title. Other than a certain popular movie and an ample supply of non-fiction accounts of the unfortunate tragedy, I’d come across very few fictional stories for middle graders about Titanic’s … Continue reading

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Weird But True Know-it-All: Rocks and Minerals

The Weird But True series packs another winning title. Previous selections have focused on a wide variety of interests like animals, the ocean, food, and the human body. Now we get a in depth look at Rocks and Minerals. A … Continue reading

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MMGM for MAY 16, 2022

It’s the third Monday of May and time to plan your summer reading with these great MG reviews and features. Click on each blogger’s book to get started. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of Jennifer Chan … Continue reading

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JENNIFER CHAN is NOT ALONE

IT’S MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! “Treat others how you want to be treated.” I first heard that phrase from my dad after I’m sure I had done something stupid. The importance of that learning for me and others often takes … Continue reading

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HOPE WINS

Twenty-two authors of children’s books share a personal story about an event in their life. One that changed who they would become and gave them the strength to take on what they loved. Most happened when they were a child … Continue reading

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MMGM for MAY 9, 2022

It’s another Monday and time to spotlight some great MG reviews and features. Click on each blogger’s light switch to get started. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of THE NATURAL GENIUS OF ANTS by Betty Culley. … Continue reading

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THE NATURAL GENIUS OF ANTS

Ten-year-old Harvard narrates this gentle, engaging story. His medical doctor dad made a huge mistake at work which cost the life of a baby. Dad quits being a doctor to try and recover from the tragedy. He takes Harvard and … Continue reading

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APPLE CRUSH

Jen is just getting used to her life on Peapod Farm with her new stepsisters, Andy and Reese. But when the school year starts, there are more changes in store for her. Jen has to navigate new friends and new … Continue reading

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MMGM for MAY 2, 2022

IT”S A NEW MONTH WITH FIVE MONDAYS OF MMGM. To get the party started click on a to see a blogger’s post. *************************** At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of GLASS SLIPPERS by Leah Cypess. June McCrary … Continue reading

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