Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

HELLO THERE, I’M COMING HOME!

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! This week at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I”m featuring another end to a series, and what a great journey readers have had. Laurie B. Arnold began the tale of orphan Madison McGee in … Continue reading

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WILDERNESS—EARTH’S AMAZING HABITATS

This stunningly beautiful book is a celebration of the plants and animals throughout the world. The stage is set on the first two pages with a location map of the 16 habitats, home to roughly half of the animal and … Continue reading

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CHARLIE BUMPERS VS. THE END OF THE YEAR

IT’S MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! The seventh and final book in the Charlie Bumpers series has arrived. Charlie’s journey began just as he was entering fourth grade and now it comes to a fitting conclusion at the end of his … Continue reading

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THE WIZENARD SERIES

This new series for basketball lovers (ages ten and up) comes from former NBA star Kobe Bryant who created the idea and characters. Canadian author, Wesley King, did the writing and it’s a massive volume close to 600 pages. The … Continue reading

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MR. PENGUIN AND THE LOST TREASURE

The transition to middle grade books can be a harsh one for many young readers. One day they’re happily going through their 100 page chapter book and then the inevitable happens—they’re assigned to read an award winning middle grade novel … Continue reading

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THE MAGIC OF MELWICK ORCHARD

I was fortunate to win a copy of this book on Literary Rambles awhile back. If you’re not familiar with Natalie Aguirre’s site, it is filled with great author and agent interviews and frequent giveaways. Take a look after reading … Continue reading

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MMGM for March 25, 2019

                      I have a review of THE LAST LAST-DAY-OF-SUMMER by Lamar Giles. Click the ball to reach my post and do the same for each of the features and reviews below. Joanne R. Fritz at My Brain on Books has … Continue reading

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