Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

AWESOME ACHIEVERS in SCIENCE

BACKGROUND (From Hachette Book Group) Everyone has heard the names Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but what about Michael Collins–the third brave Apollo 11 astronaut who didn’t get to walk on the moon? Many of the most relevant figures in … Continue reading

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MMGM for August 12, 2019

CLICK the HAPPY KID NEXT TO EACH DESCRIPTION and YOU WILL ARRIVE AT THE BLOGGER”S POST! I’ve always been in the middle as a son, educator, and writer. I’m glad there’s a day to celebrate. Happy Middle Child Day! At … Continue reading

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SOLVING FOR M

IT”S ANOTHER EDITION OF MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY AND MY FEATURED REVIEW OF SOLVING FOR M by Jennifer Swender. Math, Mika, Mom, Melanoma. Those four ‘M’ words wrap themselves around an intriguing and heartfelt plot. When Mika starts fifth grade … Continue reading

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AWESOME ACHIEVERS in TECHNOLOGY

BACKGROUND (From RUNNING PRESS) Everyone has heard the name Steve Jobs, but what about Nolan Bushnell–Jobs’s boss before the invention of Apple, and the founder of the first major video game, Pong? Many of the most relevant figures in tech … Continue reading

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SWEET HOME ALASKA

Welcome to this week’s edition of Marvelous Middle Grade Monday and my review of a sweet historical tale. There’s also a GIVEAWAY detailed below (U.S. Addresses only). It’s 1934, and times are tough for Trip’s family after the mill in … Continue reading

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OUT OF PLACE

THE PLOT (From Harper Collins Publishers) Twelve-year-old Cove Bernstein’s year has gone from bad to worse. First, her best friend, Nina, moved from Martha’s Vineyard to New York City. Then, without Nina around, Cove became the target of a bullying … Continue reading

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MMGM for July 22, 2019

           Click a happy green check mark to reach a blogger’s post! Here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of BAD ORDER, an interesting extraterrestrial tale. June McCrary Jacobs at ‘Reading, Writing, & Stitch-Metic’ has a mg … Continue reading

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