Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

THE WONDERS OF NATURE

Nature and art come together in this beautiful oversized hardback edition. The art work is stunning and you’ll be introduced to unique animals both on land and sea. Arranged in seven chapters, each begins with background information followed by pages … Continue reading

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Two new titles in HOW NATURE WORKS

ONE IGUANA, TWO IGUANAS The Galapagos Islands is the setting for this new addition to the How Nature Works Series from Tilbury House Publishers. It’s a fascinating account of how both a land iguana and one able to dive into … Continue reading

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CYBILS FINALISTS Part Two

SKYLARK AND WALLCREEPER & THE ORPHAN BAND OF SPRINGDALE ________________________________________________________________ Two alternating stories shine a light on the history of two devastating events. We begin in 2012 and a story told in first person through the eyes of 12-year-old Lily. … Continue reading

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CYBILS FINALISTS Part One

Yesterday I featured the CYBILS Middle Grade Fiction winner, The Parker Inheritance. Today and tomorrow I’m reviewing the other finalists beginning with these two selections… THE DOUGHNUT FIX and HARBOR ME Tristan (Tris) is a boy with a problem many … Continue reading

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THE PARKER INHERITANCE

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! And it’s a special one! Congratulations to Varian Johnson and THE PARKER INHERITANCE, the winner of 2018’s CYBILS Middle Grade Fiction Award. I previously reviewed two of the CYBILS Finalists: In December I … Continue reading

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RUNNING WITH WOLVES

In this compelling memoir, wildlife experts Jim and Jamie Dutcher, tell their fascinating story of living with a pack of wolves. They trade off narrating their unique experiences with these misunderstood creatures. It’s not a dry retelling of facts, and … Continue reading

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COGHEART

A book recommendation question I received from a parent went something like this: “What middle grade books have a 13-year-old main character? My 12-year-old reads every book but is not ready for YA. Still though, they like to read about … Continue reading

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