Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

The Poetry of US

Welcome to day two of my National Geographic for Kids Holiday Wish List.  You can check out day one here. Poet J. Patrick Lewis had an idea. Compile the best poems about the United States and its territories, especially those … Continue reading

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My Holiday List from NGK!

National Geographic Kids offers the best in engrossing, colorful, and fun-filled titles. Over the next week I’ll be sharing five recommendations. Many are best gift wrapped and placed under the tree, but a few selections could be stuffed in that … Continue reading

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MMGM for 12/10/18

                    IMPORTANT DECEMBER MMGM REMINDER: MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY will have one more set of links on December 17. December 24th is devoted to my holiday wish to all the bloggers who have participated in MMGM the past year. On … Continue reading

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ZACK DELACRUZ UPSTAGED

Zack Delacruz returns in this series set in San Antonio. It began with ME AND MY BIG MOUTH in 2015 and JUST MY LUCK the following year. This time around sixth grade continues to be a challenge for Zack and … Continue reading

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I AM A WONDER WOMAN

A great idea becomes reality with the release of this new non-fiction title. Sixty outstanding women from the present and past are each featured in their own two-page spreads. They’re presented alphabetically by first name beginning with Ada Lovelace and … Continue reading

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MMGM for 12/3/18

                    IMPORTANT DECEMBER MMGM REMINDER: MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY will be here the next two Mondays— December 10 and 17. On December 24th I’ll have a holiday wish with links to all the bloggers who have participated in MMGM this … Continue reading

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THE TURNAWAY GIRLS

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! The Turnaway Girls is set in Blightsend where singing is not allowed. The Masters — men and boys — make music with instruments. Women and girls trapped underground turn the music into gold. Twelve-year-old Delphernia Undersea hates … Continue reading

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