Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

THE LAST LAST-DAY-OF-SUMMER

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Start with a little Hardy Boys, add in a light dose of The Phantom Tollbooth, and sprinkle in a little Ghostbusters to top off the recipe. The result is a rollicking adventure with … Continue reading

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SPEECHLESS

I first came across SPEECHLESS after winning a copy on Rosi Hollinbeck’s wonderful blog. I couldn’t wait to read it, but I had a half dozen publisher requests and commitments from the CYBILS finalist’s pile. Over the next several months … Continue reading

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MMGM for March 18, 2019

                Spring begins on Wednesday, but Spring is already in the air at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE! I have a review of  THE ASTONISHING MAYBE by Shaunta Grimes. Click the bright colored bird to reach my post and do the … Continue reading

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THE ASTONISHING MAYBE

Gideon is not happy. His familiar life in New Jersey with loving parents and a little sister has taken a rotten turn. The family is on their way to a small desert town in Nevada for his Dad’s new job. … Continue reading

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BOY BITES BUG

This one has been in my future reading stack for six months. I chased down a copy not from a publisher request, but because of several other factors: I enjoyed Rebecca Petruck’s previous book, STEERING TOWARD NORMAL, and looked forward … Continue reading

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MAKE THIS!

As a youngster I was always picking up items off counters and tables, curious as to how they worked. My mom even gave me a nickname—The Fiddler. This new title from National Geographic Kids and Ella Schwartz would have kept … Continue reading

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MMGM for March 11, 2019

                      Every six years the calendar aligns and I can shout: I’m celebrating my birthday on a Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! I stepped away from the party long enough to write a review of HOW I BECAME A SPY by … Continue reading

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