Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

MMGM for April 25, 2022

One last round of great MG reviews and features this month. Click on an April Showers Umbrella to see each post. **************************** At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of SIR FIG NEWTON AND THE SCIENCE OF PERSISTENCE … Continue reading

Posted in Book Lists, Middle Grade Book Reviews | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

SIR FIG NEWTON AND THE SCIENCE OF PERSISTENCE

Welcome to Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! A science loving girl and her diabetes stricken cat, bring new meaning to friendship and family in this debut. Mira is 12-years-old and the summer before seventh grade is going downhill quick. Her beloved … Continue reading

Posted in Middle Grade Book Reviews, New Release | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

STAR SWITCH

Here comes another British import I’m sure will find a welcome audience in North America. I previously featured UK TV personality, Alesha Dixon, and her LIGHTNING GIRL Series. This time she collaborates with author, Katy Birchall, in a fun body … Continue reading

Posted in Middle Grade Book Reviews | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

MMGM for April 18, 2022

I found all the Easter Eggs! Click on each one to crack open some great MG reviews and features. **************************** At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of FALLING SHORT by Edward Cisneros. Carol Baldwin shares Issue 61 … Continue reading

Posted in Book Lists, Middle Grade Book Reviews | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

FALLING SHORT

A friendship between two opposites provide a heartwarming, memorable reading experience. Pictured on the left is Isaac. He lives and breathes basketball and is a budding superstar. On the right is Marcos. Academically gifted, he avoids sports and embarrasses himself … Continue reading

Posted in Middle Grade Book Reviews | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

BREAKING NEWS

Things don’t usually come to a screeching halt at the RAT, also known as Ridgewood Arts & Technical School, Ridgewood City’s most prestigious progressive institution. But that’s what happens when Headmistress Hardaway interrupts class and announces, “A scandal has rocked … Continue reading

Posted in Middle Grade Book Reviews, New Release | Tagged , | 5 Comments

MMGM for April 11, 2022

TIME TO PUT A FEW MORE TITLES ON THE STACK. CLICK ON A SET OF BOOKS BELOW TO REACH A BLOGGER’S POST! At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of HONESTLY ELLIOTT by Gillian McDunn. Author June McCrary … Continue reading

Posted in Book Lists, Middle Grade Book Reviews | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

HONESTLY ELLIOTT

I’ve enjoyed several middle grade novels by author Gillian McDunn. Back in 2019 it was CATERPILLAR SUMMER followed by last year’s THESE UNLUCKY STARS. Ms. McDunn’s focus is always on the main character trying to understand themselves in a world … Continue reading

Posted in Middle Grade Book Reviews, New Release | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

HOW TO BE A GENIUS

It’s never too late, especially if you understand how your brain works. This colorful guide features 8 chapters, each covering a fascinating aspect of our brain MEET YOUR BRAIN A good place to start as you learn about Right and … Continue reading

Posted in Middle Grade Book Reviews, non fiction | Tagged | 6 Comments

MMGM for April 4, 2022

IT”S A NEW MONTH OF MONDAYS! CLICK ON AN BELOW TO REACH A BLOGGER’S POST! At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of THE BUTTON BOX. Author June McCrary Jacobs features the historical fiction novel, Miss Happiness & Miss … Continue reading

Posted in Book Lists, Middle Grade Book Reviews | Tagged , , | 3 Comments